CD Special and Top Reward Checking Rate at Foothills Federal Credit Union in California - Local Only


0.65%$2k$250kFoothill Credit Union28 Month Certificate - Online Special
Rates as of April 23, 2021.

Foothill Federal Credit Union is offering a 28-month CD special with a 1.88% APY. It's an online special that can only be opened via Foothill's online banking. Minimum deposit is $2,000, and the maximum is $250,000. This special is listed in the credit union's rates page as of 1/30/2011.

As compared to internet banks on 1/30/2011, the best 2-year CD rate is 1.75% APY at Salem Five Bank.

Reward Checking Account

Foothills FCU continues to offer a reward checking account called MyChoice Checking. It currently has a top yield of 3.00% APY for balances up to $25K. The rate has held since I reviewed the MyChoice Checking in December 2009. This is currently the best reward checking account in the Los Angeles metro area.


Membership appears to be primarily based on Select Employer Groups in the San Gabriel Valley. However, members of some clubs and associations may also be able to qualify. Please refer to the credit union's membership page for more details. Information on the associations is available on the first page of the application page (Click on the "apply now" button on the membership page.) Membership requires a $50 minimum deposit and a one-time membership fee of $5.

Branches are located in the California cities of Arcadia, Covina, El Monte and Glendora.

Foothills FCU has an overall health score at of 4 out of 5 with a Texas Ratio of 9.00% (excellent) based on September 2010 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Foothills Federal Credit Union for more details. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 12425).

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3.00% Reward Checking Account at Foothill FCU in California - Local Only
Foothill Federal Credit Union is offering a reward checking account called MyChoice Checking. The account has the following rates and features if certain monthly requirements are met:
  • 3.00% APY on balances up to $25,000
  • 0.00% base rate if qualifications are not met
  • Refunds ATM fees nationwide up to $20 per cycle
I can't find any mention of the rate for the portion of the balance above $25K. I emailed the credit union and will update the post when they reply. The monthly requirements include:
  • 10 MasterCard Debit Card purchases
  • One electronic withdrawal or deposit
  • Receive electronic statements

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