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Invest your money the safe & secure way.

Key Features

  • Competitive, Fixed Rates
  • Low Minimum Deposit
  • Guaranteed Investment
  • Not Affected by the Market

Sitting on $250 or more in your savings account? Make a one-time deposit into a 3–60-month certificate and watch your savings grow faster! Generally, the longer the term, the higher the rate of return!

Certificates are one of the many savings products provided by FCCU to help you earn more money than a standard savings account. Members who want to restrict access to their funds to avoid the temptation of spending it or avoid worrying about stock market fluctuations will especially love investing with a certificate!

Looking for more flexibility? Check out our Money Fund Account.

Monthly Fee

None

Minimum Opening Deposit

$250 - $500 depending on the term

Compare us to other financial institutions who require higher minimum opening deposits to access competitive rates!

Sometimes they even require your opening deposit to originate from another financial institution— but not us!

Options for Length of Term

3, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 months

Keep an eye out for limited time Certificate Specials that offer higher rates for shorter terms (compared to the rates for our standard terms)!

Dividends Compounded

Quarterly

Certificate Renewal

Your certificate will auto-renew at the end of your term1 unless you choose to withdraw the funds during a specified period. We will send you a reminder prior to the maturity date!

Early Withdrawal Fee

If you choose to close your certificate prior to its maturity date, penalty fees may apply.2

Maintaining a minimum average total balance of $2,000 or more across your deposit accounts will help you qualify for our patronage dividend, Member Loyalty Cash, at the end of the year!

Term

Rate

APY*

Minimum to Open

Renews for

Regular Savings

0.05%

0.05%

$5

N/A

11-Month Special

4.75%

4.84%

$250

12 Months

26-Month Special

3.50%

3.54%

$250

24 Months

*APY is Annual Percentage Yield.
What’s the difference between Rate and APY?

Term

Rate

APY*

Minimum to Open

Regular Savings

0.05%

0.05%

$5

3-Month

0.65%

0.65%

$500

6-Month

1.20%

1.21%

$500

12-Month

1.40%

1.41%

$250

18-Month

1.45%

1.46%

$250

24-Month Step-Up

1.50%

1.51%

$250

30-Month

1.60%

1.61%

$250

36-Month

1.50%

1.51%

$250

48-Month

1.60%

1.61%

$250

60-Month

2.10%

2.12%

$250

Passbook IRA/Certificate

0.55%

0.55%

$5

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield
What’s the difference between Rate and APY?

With a Step-Up Certificate, you can “step up” to a higher rate once during the duration of the term. Keep an eye on our 24-month certificate rates and contact us if you’d like to step up!

1 Certificates will generally renew for a term identical to the original certificate (e.g., a 30-month certificate renewing for 30 months). However, some certificates will renew for a different term than the original certificate (e.g., a 13-month certificate special renewing for 12 months). Be sure to review the auto-renewal details prior to opening a certificate.

2 Closing a certificate before the maturity date will result in a penalty equal to portion of the interest earned on the certificate, up to the full amount of interest earned. The penalty will not be greater than the interest earned to date, so you will always receive back the original deposit amount at minimum. Certificates opened with 3- and 6-month terms have a maximum penalty of 30-days’ interest. Certificates opened with 12-month terms or longer have a maximum penalty of 180-days' interest. See our Certificate Specials to see their associated penalties. IRA Certificates held by members who have Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) to take out are not subject to these penalties and can withdraw partial balances from Certificates without closing them to satisfy RMDs.