Navy FCU is a Virginia-based federal credit union serving millions of members who are, or are related to, service members and employees with the Department of Defense. The credit union offers a range of depository banking and lending products, as well as business and investment services, and is considered the largest credit union in the world.
On its personal banking side, Navy Federal Credit Union offers checking, savings, Money Market, Certificate, and IRA accounts to serve consumers’ savings needs. A variety of checking account options offer flexibility and include accounts designed for active duty members, students, and members looking for higher interest returns. Navy’s active duty checking has no balance minimums, refunds ATM fees up to a certain amount, and gives free military-themed checks for the life of the account. The student checking differs from the basic checking account only by offering ATM fee refunds. Overdraft protection options are available on all of Navy’s checking accounts.
The credit union’s basic savings account has no monthly fees and a low initial deposit requirement. A savings account is automatically opened by the credit union when membership is granted. Money Market savings accounts offered by the credit union earn more than a basic savings account because of minimum balance requirements. There is also a Jumbo dividend rate for Money Market accounts with over $100,000 balances. Certificates and IRA Certificates are available in term lengths that range from 3 months to 7 years. Navy’s Special Certificate account earns a competitive rate of interest, but has a low maximum balance cap. Its standard Certificates and IRA Certificates have no maximum deposit caps. DepositAccounts.com has recognized Navy’s Certificates repeatedly in the past.
Navy FCU online banking offers a secure and convenient banking platform on which members can perform account management tasks like transferring funds, paying bills, ordering checks, and making loan payments. Free Direct Deposit makes it easy to seamlessly deposit paychecks and Navy’s mobile banking services provide remote deposit to make depositing any check quick and simple. Scan deposits can be accomplished via a scanner attached to a computer and are free for personal account holders, $1 per month for business account holders.
Navy FCU was originally established in 1933 as the Navy Department Employees’ Credit Union of the District of Columbia. After dissolving in 1947, the credit union was rechartered as a federal credit union and named Navy Department Employees Federal Credit Union, until transitioning to its current name in 1954. Today, Navy FCU is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, and employs over 10,000 people who serve more than 4 million members. The credit union serves its members through numerous locations in states all across the country.
You can be eligible to join Navy Federal if you have some connection with the Navy, Army, Marine Corps or the Air Force. - See Details
Should be zero stars.
I have been a member for over 30 years. I lost two jobs in 2011 and ended up having to short sale my home.
Even though NFCU accepted AND approved the short sale, NFCU hasn't reported my mortgage as PAID IN FULL and they ignore my inquires via phone and certified mail. The icing on the cake, NFCU has cancelled my CC with no prior notice - an account that I have had for 20 years without one, not one, late payment.
Guess who is moving to USAA? Bye, bye NFCU.
NFCU has very unfriendly customer service representatives and I believe that I need to warn Military personnel and Civilians about this bank. Recently, I had a family emergency and for the 1st time ever, in five years, I am about 4 days late on a credit card payment. I told NFCU rep. that I would make my payment on Jan 15th, 2011. Well they froze my checking and savings accounts so now I cannot even put gas in my car. This never ever happened to me with any bank in 29 years. I am 49. If you are even one day late due to emergency, business trip, military deployment,etc., I promise they have the right to freeze your other accounts. I am going to pay off that credit card and move my business elsewhere. 2nd, after reading several complaints online, I just found out that if you have for example, a mortgage and a car loan and you are, for example, late on your mortgage, maybe 60 days, they can repo your car, EVEN IF YOU NEVER MISSED A CAR PAYMENT, ALL OF YOUR ACCOUNTS ARE TIED TOGETHER. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe that this company will not accept veterns due to their short term. You must be active or retired from military. So too bad for our troops that come back with missing arms and legs. They are discriminated against. So tell me how a guy coming back disabled can possibly continue their career when they are disabled?
Just a tyical bank using Navy in it's name trying to pretend they care about our military.
Navy Federal used to set the bar for financial institutions, but in the last two years their customer service reps are increasingly hostile (including their supervisors), their credit card service has become onerous, and their online banking has gotten worse. I am asked to renew security questions almost every time I log on.
The last time I had to call them to allow a Visa Check charge to go through they asked me where I lived in 1993. Honestly? Who does that?
Navy Fed appears to be run now by the same government hacks that brought you the joy of NMCI and other government IT blunders. Recommend you go elsewhere.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much funds a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of December 31, 2013 Navy Federal Credit Union had $384.16 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $6.88 billion in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Navy Federal Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 5.59% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Navy Federal Credit Union experienced no significant changes from 5.86% as of December 31, 2012 to 5.59% as of December 31, 2013, resulting in a positive change of 4.75%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Navy Federal Credit Union has had no significant changes in recent periods.
In the past year, Navy Federal Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $2.66 billion, resulting in 7.12% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Navy Federal Credit Union has shown is excellent.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Navy Federal Credit Union has $55.5 billion in assets with $6.88 billion in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 12.39%, which is excellent.
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$6.24 billion|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$639.24 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$362.76 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$21.40 million|
|Historic Data - December 2012|
|Equity Capital||$5.88 billion|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$643.34 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$362.76 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$15.24 million|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||5.21%|
|Return on Assets||1.25%|
|Return on Equity||11.16%|
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|0.25%||-||-||SEP IRA Share|
|0.25%||-||-||Roth IRA Share|
|0.60%||$100k||-||Jumbo Money Market Savings|
|0.60%||$100k||-||Jumbo IRA Money Market Savings|
|0.55%||$50k||-||IRA Money Market Savings|
|0.55%||$50k||-||Money Market Savings|
|0.55%||$50k||-||ESA Money Market Savings|
|0.45%||$25k||-||Premium Business Checking|
|0.05%||-||-||Active Duty Checking|
|0.05%||-||-||Business Plus Checking|
|3.00%||$50||$3k||12 Month Special EasyStart Certificate|
|2.80%||$100k||-||7 Year CD|
|2.45%||$100k||-||6 Year CD|
|2.30%||$100k||-||5 Year CD|
|1.80%||$100k||-||4 Year CD|
|1.55%||$100k||-||3 Year CD|
|1.05%||$100k||-||24 Month CD|
|0.95%||$100k||-||18 Month CD|
|0.85%||$100k||-||9 Month CD|
|0.85%||$100k||-||12 Month CD|
|0.75%||$100||-||12 Month EasyStart Certificate|
|0.65%||$100k||-||6 Month CD|
|0.55%||$100k||-||3 Month CD|
|0.43%||$500||-||3 Year Variable Share Certificate|
|3.00%||$50||$3k||12 Month Special EasyStart IRA Certificate (Traditional,CESA,Roth,SEP)|
|2.80%||$100k||-||7 Year IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|2.80%||$100k||-||7 Year ESA|
|2.45%||$100k||-||6 Year IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|2.45%||$100k||-||6 Year ESA|
|2.30%||$100k||-||5 Year IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|2.30%||$100k||-||5 Year ESA|
|1.80%||$100k||-||4 Year IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|1.80%||$100k||-||4 Year ESA|
|1.55%||$100k||-||3 Year IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|1.55%||$100k||-||3 Year ESA|
|1.05%||$100k||-||24 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|1.05%||$100k||-||24 Month ESA|
|0.95%||$100k||-||18 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|0.95%||$100k||-||18 Month ESA|
|0.85%||$100k||-||9 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|0.85%||$100k||-||12 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|0.85%||$100k||-||9 Month ESA|
|0.85%||$100k||-||12 Month ESA|
|0.75%||$100||-||12 Month EasyStart IRA Certificate (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.65%||$100k||-||6 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|0.65%||$100k||-||6 Month ESA|
|0.55%||$100k||-||3 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,SEP)|
|0.55%||$100k||-||3 Month ESA|
|0.43%||$500||-||3 Year Variable IRA (Traditional,CESA,Roth,SEP)|