Alternatives Federal Credit Union


Overview / Commentary
607-273-4611
125 N Fulton St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Alternatives Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Ithaca and is the 64th largest credit union in the state of New York. It is also the 1,431st largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1978 and as of June of 2020, it had grown to 50 employees and 11,031 members at 1 location. Alternatives Federal Credit Union has a B health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Alternatives Federal Credit Union is open to those who live in the New York counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Seneca, Schuyler, Tioga, or Tompkins.
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Alternatives Federal Credit Union (NY) Adds Kasasa Cash Checking - 10/7/2020

Alternatives Federal Credit Union's (NY) Kasasa Cash Checking currently earns a top rate on qualifying balances up to $20k. Kasasa Saver is also available.

Reviews (1)

Great Local Federal Credit Union With Great Service

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My husband and I opened accounts with Alternatives just after our wedding, and the workers there made the process so easy for us. I had changed my last name and they talked me through the process to open the new accounts, which was much easier than expected. We also met with a representative to discuss buying a house in the future, and they were very patient with us (as beginners in the home-buying process). I do wish there were more ATMs around town, as it's not always easy to get to the main branch. I also like that Alternatives seeks to provide service to the community through its programming (the Money Wise program, free tax preparation, etc). Overall, I'm happy we found a credit union that cares about its members and the community.



Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #23283
Year Chartered1978
Employees50
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.12%
Return on Equity - YTD1.89%
Annual Interest Income$2.4MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$138.4MM$112.3MM
LoansQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$97.3MM$93.4MM
DepositsQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$126.6MM$100.4MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$8.1MM$8.0MM
Secondary CapitalQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$860.00K
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$755.00K$542.00K
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$1.9MM$2.0MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$205.00K$0
Rates
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Alternatives Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.50%*-$100kFree Kasasa Saver
OTHER TIERS: 0.80% $100k+
0.25%*$20k*-IRA Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $5 - $20k
0.15%$1-Youth CU Savings
0.10%*$20k*-Regular Share Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $5 - $20k
0.10%*$20k*-Single HSA Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $5 - $10k | 0.05% $10k - $20k
0.10%*$20k*-Family HSA Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $5 - $10k | 0.05% $10k - $20k
0.10%*$20k*-Other Regular Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $5 - $20k

Alternatives Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
3.00%*-$20kFree Kasasa Cash Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.58% $20k+
0.10%*$20k*-Basic Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $5 - $10k | 0.05% $10k - $20k

Alternatives Federal Credit Union CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
10.00%$200$50012 Month Free Tax Prep Savings CD
0.55%$100-12 Month Savers Club CD
0.55%$100-12 Month Homebuyers Club CD
0.55%$25-12 Month Lucky Savers CD
0.50%$500-60 Month Share Certificate
0.35%$500-48 Month Share Certificate
0.30%$500-36 Month Share Certificate
0.25%$500-24 Month Share Certificate
0.25%$500-12 Month Share Certificate
0.15%$500-6 Month Share Certificate
0.10%$500-3 Month Share Certificate

Alternatives Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.50%$500-60 Month IRA
0.35%$500-48 Month IRA
0.30%$500-36 Month IRA
0.25%$500-24 Month IRA
0.25%$500-12 Month IRA
0.15%$500-6 Month IRA
0.10%$500-3 Month IRA
Locations


Alternatives Federal Credit Union Locations
Branch Office125 N Fulton StIthaca, NY 14850-3301

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