Essential Federal Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
2370 Towne Center Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Essential Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Baton Rouge and is the 13th largest credit union in the state of Louisiana. It is also the 852nd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1972 and as of March of 2021, it had grown to 101 employees and 40,943 members at 4 locations. Essential Federal Credit Union has an A 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 Louisiana parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, or West Feliciana.
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Essential Federal Credit Union Raises Rate On Rewards Checking - 7/8/2021

Essential Federal Credit Union (Baton Rouge area, LA) has raised the rate on its competitive rewards checking account, Key Checking, by 50 bps.

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Reviews (4)

Great Leadership And Management

I decided to expand my business by opening a new location. Met with Will Campbell, Jr. who immediately helped me work thru all of the "red tape" and getting my loan needs me with ease. So happy to have met these great folks and my business and I will be here for a LONG time to come.

Arrogant And Judgmental

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Tried setting up a second account, Employee was very helpful at first but immediately became irritated when I refused to answer personal questions. Though I was being interrogated. Did not feel like a customer or member

Sinking Ship

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Was charged fees in contradiction to their published rules. Then lied about it. Cost me hours of time to prove the obvious but had no effect. I recommend every member find another institution for savings and investments, this ship is sinking

Wrong Direction

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Forcing customers to change their account password every 180 days is proven to make your account less secure, not to mention the inconvenience, confusion, loss man hours etc.... Unless there has been a security breach this practice should be motivation to move your banking elsewhere. I have been a member since the 70s. and now searching for other banking options.


Health Grade Components

NCUA #20972
Year Chartered1972
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.59%
Return on Equity - YTD7.13%
Annual Interest Income$2.9MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$362.1MM$310.4MM
LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$253.9MM$223.3MM
DepositsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$332.8MM$282.4MM
Equity CapitalQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$28.8MM$27.3MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$1.5MM$1.9MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$490.00K$2.0MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$47.00K$0
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Essential Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.25%*$20k*-IRA Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $100 - $5k | 0.15% $5k - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $20k
0.20%*$100k*-Business Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $250 - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $100k
0.05%$5-Savings Account
0.05%$5-Christmas Club
0.05%$5-Start-Up Account

Essential Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.16%*$25k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $1k - $10k | 0.15% $10k - $25k

Essential Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

3.00%*-$10kKey Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% $10k+

Essential Federal Credit Union CD Rates

0.90%$500$10k60 Month Certificate
0.80%$500$10k48 Month Certificate
0.70%$500$10k36 Month Certificate
0.60%$500$10k24 Month Certificate
0.40%$500$10k18 Month Certificate
0.30%$500$10k12 Month Certificate
0.15%$500$10k6 Month Certificate
0.10%$500$10k3 Month Certificate

Essential Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

0.90%$500$10k60 Month IRA
0.80%$500$10k48 Month IRA
0.70%$500$10k36 Month IRA
0.60%$500$10k24 Month IRA
0.40%$500$10k18 Month IRA
0.30%$500$10k12 Month IRA
0.15%$500$10k6 Month IRA
0.10%$500$10k3 Month IRA

Essential Federal Credit Union 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

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