Bronco Federal Credit Union is offering a few competitive CD rates. The most competitive include a 2.75% APY 36-month CD, a 2.00% APY 24-month CD and a 1.61% APY 12-month CD. Minimum deposit is $1,000. These rates are listed at the credit union's share certificates rates page as of 5/11/2010.
A 2.75% APY may seem low for a 3-year term, but I'm afraid it's very competitive. It's near the top of what's available nationwide in the 3-year CD rates table at DepositAccounts.com.
One nice website feature is the online chat service. I used it today and confirmed the rates listed are up-to-date. According to the CSR, the early withdrawal penalty of all CDs is 91 days of interest which is better than average for terms over 1 year. The same CD rates are also available in an IRA.
It has been a while since my last post on Bronco FCU. It was back in January 2009 when Bronco was offering a 3.90% 15-month CD special.
Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in the Virginia counties Isle of Wight and Southampton, and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Please refer to their membership page for more details.
Branches are located in Franklin, Suffolk and Emporia, Virginia.
The credit union's ratings for soundness are a little weak: 2 stars (problematic) at BauerFinancial, 1 star (lowest) at Bankrate.com, and 2 out of 5 overall health score at DepositAccounts.com (see our Bronco FCU rates and reviews page). Ratings are based on 12/31/09 financial data. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 4616).
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