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Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU)

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APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
0.05%SavingsMember Described Accounts
0.90%Money MarketMoney Market Account
0.05%CheckingDividend Checking

Overview / Commentary
508-263-6700
220 Donald Lynch Blvd
Marlborough, MA 01752

Digital Credit Union serves hundreds of companies and organizations, as well as hundreds of thousands of members and their families in every state of the country. Measured by assets, it is the largest credit union in Massachusetts and one of the largest nationwide. DCU offers its members products and services for personal and commercial banking, asset management, insurance, and realty.

On its personal banking side, Digital Credit Union provides savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, and Certificate accounts. Checking accounts come with a Visa debit card, ATM access, non-DCU ATM reimbursement, free checks, and direct deposit. DCU’s savings and money market accounts offer interest when certain conditions are met, including a minimum account balance. Certificate accounts are offered in term lengths ranging from 3 to 60 months and usually offer higher than average interest rates.

Digital Credit Union online banking gives members easy access to all of their accounts and provides the ability to file important documents related to their accounts. The web platform also provides check imaging and is connected to Quicken to help members with their budgeting process. DCU also provides mobile banking through a free smartphone app from which members can access and manage their accounts and perform remote deposits.

Digital Equipment Corporation, a computer company trying to grow its list of employee benefits, originally organized digital Credit Union in 1979. The credit union has since expanded its membership base while keeping “Digital” in its name to honor its heritage from DEC. It is on the front edge of banking technology and seeks to offer its members highly sophisticated means to manage their accounts.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in DCU is open to anyone through membership in Reach Out for Schools ($10 fee), Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. ($35 fee) and other select organizations. Membership is also open to those who live, work, attend school or worship in Lowell and Worcester, Massachusetts, in Cumming, Norcross, or Gainesville, Georgia and select areas of Chelmsford and Tewksbury, Massachusetts; to employees of CET Technology, Insulet Corporation, and over 500 Select Employer Groups.
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DCU 5.12% Promo Now At $1000 - 9/21/2017

Got an e-mail from DCU just now. They have stepped up the savings balance on which they will pay 5.12% APY from $750 to $1000. I was already in back at $750. Just arranged ACH to send them an additional $250. 5.12% APY is almost like a real interest rate, and I'm not ashamed to accept the fifty bucks each year. This is the second balance hike for the DCU high rate promotion. I hope there are more.

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Online Only is No Problem

I found DCU after searching everywhere for a bank with no fees for checking. I was a little nervous about the "online only" factor, especially when signing up and putting very personal information through the internet, but after being with them for over 2 years I can say I've never had an issue with it. They have a ton of no-fee ATMs you can use, and even depositing checks is easy if you have a little tech savvy. The wait for customer service on the phone can be a bit long sometimes but it's still better than my previous big bank, and the reps are always super friendly and helpful. The website is easy to use as well, and transfers to/from my other bank go through in a timely manner. I'm glad I got over my initial worry about an online only bank because it's the best one I've used!

3+ Years Of Good Experiences

Posted by: semistatic | Nov 9, 2017

Back when my credit wasn't great, I had a car loan with a terrible interest rate. (I think 15-16%) I found out about DCU through a credit discussion board. At the time, a 680 (EQ Beacon) score would get you their best rates. I was just below that, but I still got somewhere around a 2.99% rate, shaving a huge amount of interest off my loan! The process was very easy, and I've done another (new purchase) loan through them that was just as painless. They also gave me a credit card that at the time was my highest limit. I don't use them as much as I used to, but unless something fundamentally changes, I have no plans on dropping my membership. I keep $1k in the savings that earns ~5%, and when I'm ready for my next car, I'm sure I'll be back @ DCU!

Frozen Membership Was Hard To Deal With

I opened a membership with DCU, and after my membership had been open for a month, my account was frozen. The experience of getting my account unlocked was pretty bad - I was treated like I was a criminal because they suspected my account was fraudulent, and they weren't really interested in helping me prove that I wasn't.

Not Friendly

Posted by: planxy | Jul 26, 2017

Tried to open up account using promotion. Got return in mail stating, and I remember the rejection word-for-word. "Digital Credit Union is not interested in opening an account for you." Never had a financial institution say anything near that. No red flags in any payments or accounts.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #23521
Year Chartered1979
Employees1070
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.01%
Return on Equity - YTD10.74%
Annual Interest Income$205.4MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$8.12B$7.38B
LoansQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$6.60B$6.25B
DepositsQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$6.63B$5.93B
Equity CapitalQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$763.9MM$677.3MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$57.0MM$48.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$42.1MM$35.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2017vs Q3 2016$1.5MM$2.1MM
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DCU 5.12% Promo Now At $1000

Kaight   |  
Got an e-mail from DCU just now. They have stepped up the savings balance on which they will pay 5.12% APY from $750 to $1000. I was already in back at $750. Just arranged ACH to send them an additional $250.

5.12% APY is almost like a real interest rate, and I'm not ashamed to accept the fifty bucks each year. This is the second balance hike for the DCU high rate promotion. I hope there are more.

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Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
5.12%*-$1kPrimary Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $1k+
5.12%*-$1kBusiness Primary Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $1k+
1.00%$25k-DCU Ltd Savings
1.00%$25k-Business DCU Ltd Savings Account
0.45%*$100k*-HSA Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% Up to $1k | 0.25% $1k - $10k | 0.30% $10k - $25k | 0.35% $25k - $50k | 0.40% $50k - $100k
0.20%--IRA Savings Account
0.05%--Savings Account
0.05%$20-Holiday Club
0.05%$100-Member Described Accounts
0.05%$100-Business Member Described Savings Account

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.90%*$100k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $10k | 0.65% $10k - $25k | 0.75% $25k - $50k | 0.85% $50k - $100k
0.90%*$100k*-Money Market IRA Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $10k | 0.65% $10k - $25k | 0.75% $25k - $50k | 0.85% $50k - $100k
0.90%*$100k*-Business Money Market Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $10k | 0.65% $10k - $25k | 0.75% $25k - $50k | 0.85% $50k - $100k

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.20%*$400k*-Premier Business Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $20k - $75k | 0.10% $75k - $150k | 0.15% $150k - $400k
0.05%--Dividend Checking

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.86%$25k-Jumbo 60 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.75%$500-60 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.75%$100-60 Month Quick Start Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.60%$25k-Jumbo 48 - 59 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.50%$500-48 - 59 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.50%$100-48 - 59 Month Quick Start Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.41%$25k-Jumbo 36 - 47 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.34%$25k-Jumbo 27 Month Jump-Up CD - Relationship Rate
1.31%$500-36 - 47 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.31%$100-36 - 47 Month Quick Start Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.26%$25k-Jumbo 24 - 35 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.24%$500-27 Month Jump-Up CD - Relationship Rate
1.19%$25k-Jumbo 15 Month Jump-Up CD - Relationship Rate
1.16%$500-24 - 35 Month Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.16%$100-24 - 35 Month Quick Start Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.11%$25k-Jumbo 12 - 23 Month Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
1.09%$500-15 Month Jump-Up CD - Relationship Rate
1.01%$500-12 - 23 Month Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
1.01%$100-12 - 23 Month Quick Start Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
0.70%$25k-Jumbo 6 - 11 Month Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
0.60%$500-6 - 11 Month Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
0.60%$100-6 - 11 Month Quick Start Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
0.60%$25k-Jumbo 3 - 5 Month Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
0.50%$500-3 - 5 Month Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate
0.50%$100-3 - 5 Month Quick Start Certificate (Add-On) - Relationship Rate

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.86%$500-60 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.60%$500-48 - 59 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.41%$500-36 - 47 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.34%$500-27 Month Jump-Up IRA - Relationship Rate
1.26%$500-24 - 35 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
1.19%$500-15 Month Jump-Up IRA - Relationship Rate
1.11%$500-12 - 23 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
0.70%$500-6 - 11 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
0.60%$500-3 - 5 Month IRA Certificate - Relationship Rate
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