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APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
2.00%Reward CheckingHigh Interest Checking
2.00%5-year CD54 Month Rate Climber CD
0.80%SavingsHelium Savings

Overview / Commentary
317-524-5076
225 S East St Ste 300
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Elements Financial is headquartered in Indianapolis and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Indiana. It is also the 169th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1976 and as of March of 2018, it had grown to 172 employees and 101,002 members at 6 locations. Elements Financial's savings rates are 54% higher than the national average, and it has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Elements Financial is open to employees, students, retirees, or members of eligible Elements partners including Lilly, The Heritage Group, OneAmerica, Indy Chamber, Indiana Chamber, College Park Church, Butler University and many other select employer groups (a complete list can be found on the credit union's website). Immediate family and household members may also join.
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57-Month CD - 6/1/2018

Elements Financial has added a 57-month CD at 2.80% APY. Unlike its other odd-term CDs, it doesn't seem to have a "rate-climber" add-on/step-up feature, so I don't find it particularly attractive, given all the other institutions that now offer 60-month CDs at 3+% APY.

Elements Financial Ups Rates on 34- and 54-month Rate Climber CDs - 7/10/2017

Elements Financial (easy membership) has raised rates on its Rate Climber Certificates: 34-month (1.75% APY) and 54-month (2.25% APY). $1k min/$250k max.

Rate Increases On Rate Climber Cds - 7/1/2017

This morning, Elements Financial increased the rates on its 34- and 54-month “rate climber” CDs. The 34-month rate went from 1.50% to 1.75% APY and the 54-month rate went from 2.00% to 2.25% APY. The new rates seem not only competitive for CDs of their maturities, but the increases also allow holders of outstanding rate climbers to (1) bump-up the rate on their CDs to the new rate and (2), at the same time, add-on to their balances in an unlimited amount. I spoke with a member services rep this morning and she went over with me an internal memo describing the mechanics of the rate-climber. To take full advantage of its bump-up and add-on features, you have to get additional funds to Elements first (eg, by deposit into your savings account), then telephone Elements and ask them to raise the rate and transfer the additional funds to the CD. This can also be done at a branch. The original maturity date of the CD remains the same.

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Reviews (2)

Generally satisfied customer.

Generally, I have been very happy with Elements Financial Credit Union. I have been with this bank for over a decade. When I originally signed up for an account using a bank that was primarily online was a very uncommon thing to do. When I originally opened my account the bank was called Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union. There are branches available inside Lilly pharmaceutical, but are unavailable to me as a non employee. I only had a problem finding a service center during one period when I lived in Florida for a brief time. I was eventually able to find a service center, but it was quite inconvenient. There are a large variety of deposit options and they are all accessible via web or phone contact only. All in all, I was satisfied enough with my experience that I have opened an account with a different credit union under similar circumstances.

For HSA Investing, Clunky And Expensive

Posted by: msf | Nov 25, 2017

Elements (formerly Eli Lilly FCU) used to be a good place to have an HSA investment account. These days, not good at all.

Most HSAs that allow investments have a banking side (here, Elements) and an investment side (either a small menu of mutual funds or a brokerage partner, here TDAmeritrade). Elements requires you to keep $2500 on the credit union side or pay $4/mo to invest. That's higher than many other providers. It also charges $25 per transfer to the investment (TDAmeritrade) side. That's quite unusual.

Also unusual is that instead of having two logins (one for Elements and one for TDA), you need three. The third is for a third party site (pilothsa.com) that handles the transfers.

That site imposes a three business day lag between the time a trade settles at TDA (i.e. the time that TDA says you can withdraw cash), and the time the transfer site will allow you to transfer the money. It also gets confused if you place multiple transfers too close together (even if there is enough money available). I'm still working on resolving that problem.

The final concern is that TDAmeritrade recently changed its list of NTF ETFs, replacing lots of inexpensive ones from Vanguard and iShares with more expensive ones.

If you just want to keep cash on the Elements side, it seems fine. But if you want to use this for investing within an HSA, it's not the most efficient or user friendly place to do so.



Health

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Overall
NCUA #22468
Year Chartered1976
Employees172
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.95%
Return on Equity - YTD11.41%
Annual Interest Income$12.5MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$1.59B$1.45B
LoansQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$1.18B$1.11B
DepositsQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$1.33B$1.21B
Equity CapitalQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$125.7MM$118.4MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$9.8MM$10.8MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$3.2MM$2.6MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$26.00K$0
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57-Month CD

ChasR   |  
Elements Financial has added a 57-month CD at 2.80% APY. Unlike its other odd-term CDs, it doesn't seem to have a "rate-climber" add-on/step-up feature, so I don't find it particularly attractive, given all the other institutions that now offer 60-month CDs at 3+% APY.

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Elements Financial Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.00%*$10k*-Health Savings Account (HSA)
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $100 - $2,500 | 0.50% $2,500 - $10k
0.80%$2,500-Helium Savings
0.25%$100-The Grow Account
0.21%--IRA Savings
0.20%*$50k*-HideAway Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $50k
0.20%*$50k*-Member Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $50k

Elements Financial Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.50%*$100k*-Business Premium Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $2,500 - $25k | 0.25% $25k - $100k
0.45%*$250k*-Premium Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $100 - $2,500 | 0.10% $2,500 - $10k | 0.15% $10k - $25k | 0.21% $25k - $50k | 0.31% $50k - $100k | 0.40% $100k - $250k

Elements Financial Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.00%*$100*$20kHigh Interest Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $20k+

Elements Financial CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.80%$500-57 Month Youth CD
2.80%$1k-57 Month CD
2.30%$1k$250k10 Year CD
2.30%$500$250k10 Year Youth CD
2.15%$1k$250k7 Year CD
2.15%$500$250k7 Year Youth CD
2.05%$1k$250k5 Year CD
2.05%$500$250k5 Year Youth CD
2.05%$1k$250k18 Month CD
2.05%$500$250k18 Month Youth CD
2.00%$1k$250k54 Month Rate Climber CD
2.00%$500$250k54 Month Rate Climber Youth CD
1.50%$1k$250k34 Month Rate Climber CD
1.50%$500$250k34 Month Rate Climber Youth CD
1.35%$1k$250k4 Year CD
1.35%$500$250k4 Year Youth CD
1.10%$1k$250k3 Year CD
1.10%$500$250k3 Year Youth CD
1.05%$1k$250k2 Year CD
1.05%$500$250k2 Year Youth CD
0.75%$1k$250k1 Year CD
0.75%$500$250k1 Year Youth CD
0.40%$1k$250k6 Month CD
0.40%$500$250k6 Month Youth CD

Elements Financial IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.30%$1k-10 Year IRA
2.15%$1k-7 Year IRA
2.05%$1k-5 Year IRA
1.35%$1k-4 Year IRA
1.10%$1k-3 Year IRA
1.05%$1k-2 Year IRA
1.00%$1k-18 Month IRA
0.75%$1k-1 Year IRA
0.40%$1k-6 Month IRA
Locations


Elements Financial Locations
Branch Office639 S Delaware StIndianapolis, IN 46225
Branch Office2500 Innovation Way N Bldg CGreenfield, IN 46140
Branch Office225 S East St Ste 300Indianapolis, IN 46202
Branch Office1400 W Raymond StIndianapolis, IN 46221-2004
Branch Office302 W Washington St Rm E030Indianapolis, IN 46204
Branch Office1200 W Morris StIndianapolis, IN 46221-1710

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