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Essential FCU

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2.50%Reward CheckingKey Checking
0.80%1-year CD12 Month Jumbo Certificate
0.10%SavingsSavings Account

Overview / Commentary
21925 Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764-5132

Essential FCU is headquartered in Plaquemine and is the 7th largest credit union in the state of Louisiana. It is also the 697th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1972 and as of December of 2016, it had grown to 115 employees and 30,448 members at 6 locations. Essential FCU has a B health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Essential Federal Credit Union is open to those who live, work, worship or attend school in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Ascension, Livingston, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and St. Helena.
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Health Grade Components

NCUA #20972
Year Chartered1972
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.06%
Return on Equity - YTD0.79%
Annual Interest Income$14.4MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$337.2MM$288.2MM
LoansQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$300.7MM$245.9MM
DepositsQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$294.4MM$242.4MM
Equity CapitalQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$25.3MM$25.8MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$2.2MM$1.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$3.7MM$2.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2016vs Q4 2015$411.00K$0
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Essential FCU Savings Account Rates

0.30%*$20k*-IRA Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $2k | 0.15% $2k - $5k | 0.20% $5k - $10k | 0.25% $10k - $20k
0.30%*$20k*-CESA Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $2k | 0.15% $2k - $5k | 0.20% $5k - $10k | 0.25% $10k - $20k
0.30%*$20k*-Roth IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $2k | 0.15% $2k - $5k | 0.20% $5k - $10k | 0.25% $10k - $20k
0.15%--Christmas Club
0.15%--Start-Up Account
0.10%--Savings Account

Essential FCU Money Market Rates

0.30%*$25k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $1k - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $25k

Essential FCU Checking Account Rates

2.50%*-$10kKey Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% $10k+

Essential FCU CD Rates

1.65%$500$10k48 Month Regular Certificate
1.65%$10k-48 Month Jumbo Certificate
1.35%$500$10k36 Month Regular Certificate
1.35%$10k-36 Month Jumbo Certificate
1.15%$500$10k24 Month Regular Certificate
1.15%$10k-24 Month Jumbo Certificate
1.00%$500$10k18 Month Regular Certificate
1.00%$10k-18 Month Jumbo Certificate
0.80%$500$10k12 Month Regular Certificate
0.80%$10k-12 Month Jumbo Certificate
0.60%$500$10k6 Month Regular Certificate
0.60%$10k-6 Month Jumbo Certificate
0.25%$500$10k3 Month Regular Certificate
0.25%$10k-3 Month Jumbo Certificate

Essential FCU IRA Rates

1.65%$10k-48 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
1.65%$500$10k48 Month Regular IRA Certificate
1.65%$10k-48 Month Jumbo CESA
1.65%$500$10k48 Month Regular CESA
1.35%$10k-36 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
1.35%$500$10k36 Month Regular IRA Certificate
1.35%$10k-36 Month Jumbo CESA
1.35%$500$10k36 Month Regular CESA
1.15%$10k-24 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
1.15%$500$10k24 Month Regular IRA Certificate
1.15%$10k-24 Month Jumbo CESA
1.15%$500$10k24 Month Regular CESA
1.00%$10k-18 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
1.00%$500$10k18 Month Regular IRA Certificate
0.80%$10k-12 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
0.80%$500$10k12 Month Regular IRA Certificate
0.80%$10k-12 Month Jumbo CESA
0.80%$500$10k12 Month Regular CESA
0.60%$10k-6 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
0.60%$500$10k6 Month Regular IRA Certificate
0.25%$10k-3 Month Jumbo IRA Certificate
0.25%$500$10k3 Month Regular IRA Certificate

Essential FCU Locations
Branch Office21925 Highway 1Plaquemine, LA 70764-5132
Branch Office6725 Siegen Ln Suite KBaton Rouge, LA 70809
Branch Office1051 N Airline HwyGonzales, LA 70737
Branch Office28645 Walker Rd SWalker, LA 70785-6032
Branch Office10513 Sullivan RdBaton Rouge, LA 70818-4134
Branch Office2312 False River Dr Ste ANew Roads, LA 70760-2508