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Top 5-year CD and IRA CD Rates at Credit Union West in AZ


Credit Union West

PenFed isn’t the only credit union offering 3% CDs. Another credit union came out with a December CD special with some even higher rates. It’s Credit Union West, and it’s offering 5-year CDs and IRA CDs with rates around 3%. The best deal is the 5-year Jumbo IRA CD which has a 3.20% APY. Minimum deposit is $50,000. For a $10,000 minimum, the APY is 3.15%. The regular CD rates are a little lower, but they’re still very competitive. For a $50,000 minimum, the APY is 2.95%, and for a $10,000 minimum, the APY is 2.90%. The rates and the CD disclosure are listed in the credit union’s share rates schedule as of 12/04/2013. According to the disclosure, the certificate account’s early withdrawal penalty is 180 days of dividends on the amount withdrawn. Thanks to DA member Alskar who posted on this CD promotion in the forum.

Credit Union West2.20%$50k-60 Month IRA Certificate (Traditional,Roth,CESA)
Credit Union West1.95%$50k-60 Month CD
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of August 28, 2014

Credit Union Membership

Membership is open to all who live, work or worship in Arizona’s Maricopa and Yavapai counties. Please refer to our Credit Union West overview page for more details.

Credit Union Overview

The credit union also offers a reward checking account under the Kasasa brand. I reviewed this account back in May. The rate actually went up since then, but the balance cap remains on the low side.

Credit Union West branches are located in Phoenix and in the Phoenix suburbs. There are also branches in Prescott and Cottonwood, Arizona.

The credit union has an overall health grade at of an A with a Texas ratio of 0.43% (excellent) based on June 2013 data. Please refer to our financial summary of Credit Union West for more details. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 68421).

How These CDs and IRA CDs Compare

It’s nice to see another credit union with 3% CDs. Hopefully, this is the start of a trend.

The best 5-year CD and IRA CD rate that’s nationally available is 3.04% APY at Pentagon Federal Credit Union (see post). Credit Union West’s 5-year IRA CD rates are higher, but the regular CD rates are a little lower. Credit Union West’s early withdrawal penalty of 180 days interest is smaller than PenFed’s EWP of 365 days. These rates are accurate as of 12/4/2013.

To search for the best nationwide rates and the best rates in your state, please refer to our CD rates tables and our IRA CD rates tables.

Related Pages: Credit Union West, CD rates, IRA rates, Arizona

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Comment #6 by OldGuy posted on
Another great credit union deal.  I think I'll pass, though, on moving to Maricopa County and coming under the jurisdiction of Sheriff Joe.

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to oldguy

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Comment #10 by OldGuy posted on
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Comment #11 by Anonymous posted on
Either we have some serious Joe lovers or hi Joe.

Comment #12 by Older Guy (anonymous) posted on
Older Guy
If you don't want to move near sheriff joe , you must be a criminal. Sheriff Joe is # 1 in my book.

Comment #13 by Anonymous posted on
He's a headline grabber, he loves the attention.

Comment #14 by Anonymous posted on
The Left and supporters of illegal aliens hate Joe.