First Flight Federal Credit Union is offering several promotional certificate rates. Some of these are very good deals. The two best deals are a 15-month CD with a 1.25% APY and a 23-month CD with a 1.50% APY. Minimum deposit is $10,000. These promotional CDs are listed in the credit union’s certificates page as of 9/4/2013. Thanks to the DA reader who mentioned this special in the comments.
First Flight makes it easy to join. In the certificates page, you can click on the “open account” button. This takes you to the start of the online application. If you’re not yet a member, click the “open a primary account” button. This will take you to a page which lists how you can be eligible to join the credit union. The two main options are being associated with a group or by agreeing to join the Capital Area Preservation for $5. It appears that anyone can join Capital Area Preservation.
The online application doesn’t include the promotional CDs. So you will have to join first before opening these CDs. Once you’re a member, you may be able to open these CDs by phone instead of visiting a branch. I used the credit union’s online chat to confirm, but the CSR just said “I believe so”. Before joining you may want to call the credit union’s members support center at 1-800-807-0766 to confirm.
The DA reader who mentioned this special in the comments said “It was very easy to join, just fill out the online membership and in 15 minutes, I had a member number and could see my account online.”
Credit Union Overview
First Flight Federal Credit Union branches are located in several North Carolina cities. Some of these include Greenville, Havelock, Kinston and Holly Springs.
The credit union has an overall health score at DepositAccounts.com of 4 stars (out of 5) with a Texas ratio of 7.58% (excellent) based on June 2013 data. Please refer to our financial overview of First Flight Federal Credit Union for more details. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 7870).
Searching for the Best CD Rates
To search for the best nationwide rates and the best rates in your state, please refer to the following tables at DepositAccounts.com: