Pelican State Credit Union is headquartered in Baton Rouge and is the 12st largest credit union in the state of Louisiana. It is also the 859th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1956 and as of December of 2013, it had grown to 163 employees and 35,822 members. Pelican State Credit Union's savings rates are 94% higher than the national average, and it has a B+ health rating.
Meet one of the following criteria and you're eligible for full membership: * You work for one of Pelican State CU's Select Employer Groups (SEGs) * You are a Pelican State CU employee. * Your immediate family member is a Pelican State CU member * You reside in Rapides Parish There's a membership fee of $5. A deposit in the share savings account is also required for membership. - See Details
I don't know how they are doing it but I don't care. They have offerred one of the highest rates on checking for 2 years now. When I call they take care of me. Good place to bank.
I have noticed from personal experience that each time I use my Visa Debit card to make purchases over the phone that Pelican State Credit union will put multiple holds on my account...I have had up to 3 holds placed on my funds for a single purchase. Why? They will also make it difficult to impossible for some merchants to correct these authorization holds. I'm beginning to think that the credit union isn't really much different from a bank after all. They will try anything in hopes that a customer will overdraw their account, after all they have to make money too. I've also noticed that they will have a purchase authorization, then post that purchase to my account for 2 to 3 days then remove the post for 2 to 3 days then post it again. This happened to me recently for a 500.00+ transaction. I wonder if they are monitoring my purchase/spending history hoping that I will overdraw my account.
All I can say is beware. Each time you use your Visa Debit Card for a purchase placed by phone, make sure you have 3 times the amount of funds needed in your account because you are guaranteed to have several authorizations for a single transaction.
I'm thinking of keeping my savings account and opening a checking account with someone else after all this. The little bit of interest they pay can't make up for any overdraft fees that they may charge.
I also find that it isn't convenient to do business here. There aren't enough locations in Baton Rouge, and as far as I know the only location that is open on Sat is in Zachary.
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 Pelican State Credit Union had $3.5 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $23.88 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Pelican State Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 14.65% which is above average. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Pelican State Credit Union experienced no significant changes from 12.62% as of December 31, 2012 to 14.65% as of December 31, 2013, resulting in a negative change of 16.08%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Pelican State Credit Union has had no significant changes in recent periods.
In the past year, Pelican State Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $16.34 million, resulting in 9.09% 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 Pelican State 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. Pelican State Credit Union has $219.18 million in assets with $23.88 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 10.90%, which is above average.
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$21.13 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$2.76 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$2.74 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$762,000|
|Historic Data - December 2012|
|Equity Capital||$18.86 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$2.85 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$2.74 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$394,000|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||7.37%|
|Return on Assets||1.07%|
|Return on Equity||11.07%|
|Interest Income||$14.11 million|
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|0.89%||$100||-||Roth IRA Share|
|0.70%||$100k||-||High Yield Shares|
|0.25%||-||-||Team Pelican Shares|
|1.49%||$10k||-||48 Month Jumbo CD|
|1.39%||$500||-||48 Month CD|
|1.24%||$10k||-||36 Month Jumbo CD|
|1.15%||$500||-||36 Month CD|
|0.99%||$10k||-||24 Month Jumbo CD|
|0.89%||$500||-||24 Month CD|
|0.60%||$10k||-||12 Month Jumbo CD|
|0.50%||$500||-||12 Month CD|
|0.49%||$10k||-||6 Month Jumbo CD|
|0.39%||$500||-||6 Month CD|
|1.89%||$10k||-||48 Month Jumbo IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|1.78%||$1k||-||48 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|1.64%||$10k||-||36 Month Jumbo IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|1.54%||$1k||-||36 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|1.29%||$10k||-||24 Month Jumbo IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|1.19%||$1k||-||24 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|0.79%||$10k||-||12 Month Jumbo IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|0.69%||$1k||-||12 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|0.60%||$10k||-||6 Month Jumbo IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|
|0.50%||$1k||-||6 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA)|