Beacon Federal Credit Union’s (Beacon FCU) 60-month CD is currently earning 3.25% APY. The minimum opening deposit is $1k, with no stated balance cap.
|3.25%||$1k||-||Beacon Federal Credit Union||60 Month CD|
|3.25%||$1k||-||Beacon Federal Credit Union||60 Month IRA|
|3.25%||$1k||-||Beacon Federal Credit Union||60 Month Roth IRA|
As this rate has been in effect for nearly seven months, I asked CSR if there was any indication that it may be lowered. CSR stated they are rarely notified ahead of time of any rate changes. Caveat emptor.
The 60-month CD is also available as an IRA (Traditional, Roth), earning the same APY with the same funding requirements.
According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty for all Beacon FCU CDs is only six months interest on the amount withdrawn, with partial withdrawals allowed.
Headquartered in La Porte, Texas, Beacon Federal Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) includes those who live, work, worship, or attend school in eastern Harris County, including the cities of Baytown, Clear Lake, Deer Park, Friendswood, La Porte, Pasadena, Pearland, Seabrook, South Houston, and Webster.
Immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild) of current Beacon FCU members are also welcome to apply.
Joining Beacon FCU can be done online, or at any of five full-service Texas branches located in Baytown, Deer Park, Houston, La Porte, and Seabrook. A second Baytown branch is located in Goose Creek Memorial High School, which is open only to faculty, staff, and students.
Existing members can open a CD online or over the phone, but those joining Beacon FCU are required to open a CD in-branch at any of the six above-mentioned branch locations.
To become a member, you simply need to apply for a
savings account and keep a minimum balance of $5.00.
Beacon FCU participate in the Credit Union Friendly Network, providing members will access to more than 90 fee-free ATMs throughout southeast Texas.
By using your ATM card at any one of the participating credit union ATM's, you will not be charged a transaction fee or be charged a fee to your account. It's like having a branch of your credit union around every corner.
Credit Union Overview
Beacon Federal Credit Union has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 1.45% (excellent) based on March 31, 2019 data. In the past year, Beacon FCU has decreased its total non-brokered deposits by $-1.52 million, an average annual growth rate of -0.97%. Please refer to our financial overview of Beacon Federal Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 6062) for more details.
Chartered in 1949 as the DuPont La Porte Federal Credit Union, the original FOM was comprised of workers at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte. The Credit Union rebranded as Beacon FCU in 2005, when a community charter was adopted and the FOM expanded to include the residents of east Harris County. Community involvement is an important part of Beacon FCU’s vision.
In the spring of 2015, Beacon FCU was approached by the Goose Creek Memorial High School administrators with an opportunity to be a part of their Global Business Academy. Two student interns were hired to perform simple financial transactions and daily activities and are supervised by full-time, seasoned credit union staff.
How the CD Compares
When compared to 232 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available within the FOM, Beacon Federal Credit Union's 60-month CD APY currently ranks first.
|Interest Rate||CD Length of Term||Credit Union/Bank|
|3.25% APY||60-Month CD||Beacon Federal Credit Union|
|3.06% APY||5-Year eCD||Home Loan Investment Bank|
|3.05% APY||60-Month Share Certificate||Shell Federal Credit Union|
The above rates are accurate as of 8/12/2019.
To look for the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD Rates Table.