Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
175 W Lafayette Frontage Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Saint Paul and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Minnesota. It is also the 111th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1934 and as of December of 2020, it had grown to 528 employees and 218,621 members at 28 locations. Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has a B+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is open to anyone through making a one-time $25 lifetime dues payment to the Affinity Plus Foundation. Membership is also open to the following: (1) those who live, work or worship in Roseville, Arden Hills, Mounds View, Shoreview, St. Anthony, New Brighton, or downtown Minneapolis/St Paul; (2) employees of the State of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, any organization that receives funding from the State of Minnesota or students and alumni of the University of Minnesota.
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Affinity Plus gets an A+ from me!

I have been a member of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union for 7 years. During that time, I've lived in 3 different states, and have never needed to change my primary account to another institution, because they make it SO EASY to stay connected! I can obviously use direct deposit for my paychecks, but the mobile app has really simplified my life. With it, I can deposit checks into my account, check my balance, find a no-fee ATM, and more. Speaking of fees... there virtually are NONE at Affinity Plus! I found an ATM at another credit union in my neighborhood, so I don't ever have to pay to get my own cash. If I can't find an ATM, there's always the cash-back option at a store using my chip-debit card. I LOVE my credit union, and will more than likely always be a member - no matter what state I live in!

Can Only Fund With Credit Card Or "Plaid"

The website is nice and live chat is excellent. Tried to sign up for Superior Money Market paying 2%. Unfortunately I can only fund with credit card (via cash advance) or with an app called Plaid. Plaid wants the username and password of your bank. So they don't perform bank transfers in the normal way with only the account number and routing number.

Application Declinded?

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I applied for a CD from out-of-state, something I've done many times with many different financial institutions.

I was stunned when I got an email saying "We regret we cannot open your account...We were unable to verify your identity or other personal information."

There was some glitch, and, short of traveling 3,000 miles to appear personally at the credit union, I was told that there was nothing they could do. Very frustrating.

Fortunately, there was something I could do. I opened a CD at Hiway Federal Credit Union where they were extremely helpful.

Excellent Experience with Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

I have banked with Affinity Plus for the past seven years. They have been very easy to work with and I imagine I will continue using them for the foreseeable future. I currently have four accounts at Affinity - checking, savings, Wincentive savings, and an auto loan. The Wincentive savings account was brought to my attention by an employee. For every $25 deposited (up to five times per month), you are entered into a monthly and yearly contests for various cash prizes. I generally only deposit the minimum $25 each month but have won $100 so far. The other benefit of this savings account is that it allows me to keep a portion of my money that cannot be easily raided, like my general savings account.

The Rewards program at Affinity has been very generous and useful for me. I have covered overdraft fees and purchase cancellation fees. Just recently I used some of my points to lower my auto loan interest rate by 0.5%.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #24362
Year Chartered1934
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.87%
Return on Equity - YTD10.31%
Annual Interest Income$105.2MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$3.20B$2.40B
LoansQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$2.54B$2.13B
DepositsQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$2.93B$2.14B
Equity CapitalQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$261.9MM$234.8MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$24.2MM$10.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$15.2MM$9.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2020vs Q4 2019$0$442.00K
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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.50%--IRA Savings
0.10%--Shares II
0.10%$10-Business Shares
0.10%--Membership Savings
0.10%$5-WINcentive Savings
0.10%--Business Shares II

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

1.00%*-$25kSuperior Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $25k+
0.35%$25k-Nova Money Market
0.25%$10k-A+ Money Market
0.20%*$5k*-Capitol Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $2k - $5k

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.13%*$200*$25kInterest Reward Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $25k+
0.10%--Commercial Checking
0.05%--Small Business Checking

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union CD Rates

1.50%$500-Business 60 Month CD
1.25%$500-60 Month CD
1.20%$500-Business 48 Month CD
1.05%$500-48 Month CD
0.95%$500-Business 36 Month CD
0.85%$500-Business 30 Month CD
0.75%$500-36 Month CD
0.75%$500-30 Month CD
0.75%$500-Business 18 Month CD
0.75%$500-Business 24 Month CD
0.65%$500-24 Month CD
0.65%$500-18 Month CD
0.65%$500-Business 12 Month CD
0.55%$500-12 Month CD
0.55%$100-Business 12 Month CD Builder
0.50%-$25kBusiness 12 Month Wahoo! CD
0.45%$100-12 Month CD Builder
0.45%$500-Business 6 Month CD
0.40%-$25k12 Month Wahoo! CD
0.40%$500-Business 3 Month CD
0.35%$500-6 Month CD
0.30%$500-3 Month CD

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

1.25%$500-60 Month IRA
0.75%$500-36 Month IRA
0.55%$500-12 Month IRA
0.45%$100-12 Month IRA Builder
0.40%-$25k12 Month Wahoo! IRA


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