CD Rates Down But Still Competitive at Alaska USA FCU in AK, WA & CA

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APYMINMAXINSTITUTIONPRODUCTDETAILS
2.15*%$250k-Alaska USA Federal Credit Union60 Months CD
1.96*%$250k-Alaska USA Federal Credit Union48 - 59 Months CD
1.81*%$250k-Alaska USA Federal Credit Union36 - 47 Months CD
1.45*%$250k-Alaska USA Federal Credit Union24 - 35 Months CD
Accounts mentioned in this post. Rates as of September 30, 2016.

Alaska USA Credit Union held on to some very competitive rates for most of last year. Unfortunately, those rates didn't make it into 2012. However, the new CD and IRA CD rates are still fairly competitive. Below are some of the most competitive CD rates as listed in the credit union's rates page as of 1/5/2012:

  • 2.35% APY 5-year CD $100K min (2.25% for $10K)
  • 2.01% APY 4-year CD $100K min (1.91% for $10K)
  • 1.65% APY 3-year CD $100K min (1.55% for $10K)
  • 1.30% APY 2-year CD $100K min (1.20% for $10K)

According to the credit union's disclosure, the early withdrawal penalty is up to 180 days of interest on the amount withdrawn for terms over 1 year. The penalty won't eat into the principal. If you close the CD early before 180 days, you'll just lose all of the accrued interest on the amount withdrawn. The grace period at maturity is 10 calendar days.

Locations in Washington & California In Addition to Alaska

In addition to Alaska, the credit union has branches in several parts of Washington State and in the Victor Valley region of California. In 2009 they took over Members' Own Federal Credit Union of Victorville, California through a NCUA purchase agreement. Please refer to our branch locator for Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for more details.

Membership

Alaska USA doesn't provide many details on membership eligibility. The credit union's membership page recommends that you contact the credit union to find out if you are eligible. It appears there's a good chance you can be eligible if you live near one of their branches. If you learn any details about who is eligible, please leave a comment.

San Bernardino County, California

The reader cactus recently mentioned in the Alaska USA reviews that the credit union is open to residents of San Bernardino County. So that makes the credit union available to around 2 million California residents.

Alaska USA is a large credit union with $4.44 billion in assets. It has an overall health score at DepositAccounts.com of 3 stars (out of 5) with a Texas Ratio of 15.42% (average) based on September 2011 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for more details. It's federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 5913).

How These CD Rates Compare

The bank's long-term CD rates are competitive compared to what banks and other credit unions offer in Washington and California. Higher rates are nationally available at two all-access credit unions. Melrose Credit Union offers a 2.68% APY 5-year CD, a 2.17% APY 4-year CD and a 1.91% APY 3-year CD. Alliant Credit Union offers a 1.50% APY 2-year CD (minimum $25K). These rates are accurate as of 1/5/2012.

Searching for the Best CD Rates

To search for the best nationwide CD rates and the best CD rates in your state, please refer to the CD rates section of DepositAccounts.com.

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Anonymous   |     |   Comment #1
Was told by a CSR that you have to live, work or worship in the High Desert or San Bernardino area.
Competitive CD Rates at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in AK, WA & CA - Local Only

Alaska USA Credit Union is offering some competitive CD and IRA CD rates especially for minimum deposits of $10K and $100K. Below are some of the most competitive CD rates as listed in the credit union’s rates page as of 5/23/2011:

  • 2.75% APY 5-year CD $100K min (2.65% for $10K)
  • 2.10% APY 3-year CD $100K min (2.00% for $10K)
  • 1.75% APY 2-year CD $100K min (1.55% for $10K)
  • 1.60% APY 18-mo CD $100K min (1.40% for $10K)

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Competitive CD Rates at Alaska USA Credit Union in AK, WA & CA - Local Only

Alaska USA Credit Union is offering some competitive rates. The most competitive include a 2.01% APY 18-month CD, a 2.25% APY 24-month CD and a 3.35% APY 60-month CD. Minimum deposit is $500. These are also available in an IRA. These rates are listed in the credit union's certificates rates page as of 3/02/2010.

The 2.01% APY may seem low for an 18-month term, but I'm afraid it's competitive these days. As a comparison, the top 18-month CD rate at Bankrate is currently 1.84% APY at Aurora Bank.

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The credit union doesn't provide many details on their field of membership. However, this FAQ page does state that "most people who live or work in Alaska and Washington can qualify for membership."

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