Even in Maine’s northernmost county, Spring eventually comes around. To celebrate the end of Winter, Aroostook County Federal Savings & Loan (Aroostook S&L) recently introduced a new Spring Certificate Special: a 36-47 month CD Special (2.05% APY).
The minimum deposit is $500 and there is no maximum balance cap. According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty is 6 months interest, whether earned or not.
The 36-47 month CD Special is also being offered as an IRA (Traditional) earning the same APY, with the same funding requirements.
Aroostook County Federal Savings & Loan’s market area is essentially Aroostook County, one of the northernmost counties in the continental United States.
Opening an account at Aroostook S&L must be done in-person at either of two branches located in Caribou and Presque Isle.
Currently, Aroostook S&L’s online platform offers account management and bill payment services. For those with limited internet access, Aroostook S&L offer a 24/7 Phone Home Banking program.
Savings and Loan Overview
Aroostook County Federal Savings & Loan has a "C+" rating on DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 16.16% (above average) based on December 31, 2014 data. Aroostook S&L (FDIC Charter # 29743) has an excellent capitalization level of 12.85%, the result of having $95.24 Million in assets, with $12.24 Million in equity. Please refer to our financial overview of Aroostook S&L for more details.
Aroostook County Federal Savings & Loan came into being during the Great Depression to address a specific problem: residents of Aroostook County were having a very hard time obtaining the financing needed to buy or build a home. In July 1936, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston issued a federal banking charter and Aroostook S&L opened its doors. 79 years later, Aroostook S&L continues to serves the largest American county in land area east of the Rocky Mountains.
How the CD Compares
When compared to other similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, that require a similar minimum deposit and are available to Maine residents, Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan Association's 36-47 Month CD Special currently ranks at the top.
The above rates are accurate as of 3/27/2015.
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