Freedom Northwest Credit Union


Overview / Commentary
208-935-0277
303 Main Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

Freedom Northwest Credit Union is headquartered in Kamiah and is the 9th largest credit union in the state of Idaho. It is also the 922nd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1963 and as of March of 2021, it had grown to 38 employees and 10,464 members at 2 locations. Freedom Northwest Credit Union has a B+ health rating.

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Savings Account With 1.25% APY If You Maintain A $15.000 Minimum - 12/11/2020

Maybe you’ve seen this promotion before. But for anyone with liquid cash who is waiting for better CD rates, this is a good deal. Easy eligibility and good customer service.

Freedom Northwest Lowers Rates On Rate Rise Money Market Accounts - 12/3/2020

Effective December 2 highest tier APY is now 0.80% (down from 1.25%); intermediate tiers are 0.65% (was 1.00%) and 0.50% (was 0.75%); lowest tier is 0.35% (was 0.50%). https://www.fnwcu.org/bank/deposit-rates/ To open a Rate Rise Money Market Account, you first need to have a base share account and an associated checking account. The Rate Rise Money Market Account has a $10,000 minimum balance. A fee* will be charged if the minimum balance is not maintained. This account can earn a higher interest rate than our Regular Money Market Account: If your associated checking account has a balance** between $5,000 and $9,999, you’ll earn an additional 0.15% APY*** on your Rate Rise Money Market Account.If your associated checking account has a balance** between $10,000 and $14,999, you’ll earn an additional 0.30% APY*** on your Rate Rise Money Market Account.If your associated checking account has a

Freedom Northwest CU: "Rate Rise Money Market" account -- up to 1.25% APY - 10/26/2020

(apologies if this has been previously posted) "Rate Rise Money Market" account four tiers: 0.50% | 0.75% | 1.00% | 1.25% Minimum Deposit of $10,000. Must have an associated checking account. With associated checking account balance of less than $5,000, your Reward Money Market will earn the current Regular Money Market rate. If your associated checking account has a balance between $5,000 and $9,999, you’ll earn an additional 0.25% APY on your Reward Money Market account rate. If your associated checking account has a balance between $10,000 and $14,999, you’ll earn an additional 0.50% APY on your Reward Money Market account rate. If the balance in your associated checking account has a balance of $15,000 or more, you’ll earn an additional 0.75% APY on your Reward Money Market Account rate. https://www.fnwcu.org/bank/deposit-rates/ Checking account info at https://www.fnwcu.o

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Reviews (4)

Mariah - Top Lender

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I sell Real Estate and Mariah is the only lender I use or would ever use again when it comes to land, toys, condos ect ect, very personable and a quick closer nothing but 5 stars!!!!

Amazing Credit Union

Freedom Northwest CU burst onto the scene and lit up the DA.com Blog in March 2020 as the result of offering top CD rates, but as I write this review there is only one other review posted here in the Review section. As time passes it is probably less likely that someone researching this institution will end up finding that part of this site, so I wanted to reference that resource.
Like many users of DA.com I am on the lookout for the best CD rates nationally and am ready to move money fairly quickly to capture them. I am not looking for a new, primary financial institution, so my reviews do not consider other services such as loans or checking accounts.
Freedom was the easiest and fastest Credit Union, that I have encountered, to join and get a CD established.
The new member process needs to be initiated by a phone call. Their website does not accommodate that. But they handle the basics on the phone and through follow-up emails with documentation. Many have commented that they got through the process and initiated funding all in the same day.
Membership is accomplished with a fee of $30, which Freedom splits into a $20 qualifying contribution, $5 fee to Freedom and $5 minimum balance in your membership savings account. These small costs are worth it in return for speed. Also, unlike many CU's, they do NOT do a hard credit pull as part of membership application. They use ChexSystems to decide on membership application. Another delay reducer (unless, I suppose, you have a negative rating there). You can fund your accounts by ACH or wire transfer which Freedom will initiate for you.
Having done that, you can then apply for online banking, which again is not done online, but requires a phone call to get the authorizing documents (by email). But that too is smooth and fast and once set up you can establish ACH transfer capability, to permit conventional online account management (through your member savings a/c). Although phone calls are needed, as indicated above, it is almost a joy to go through this step as the service reps are pleasant and helpful. The online software is efficient and easy to use.

It Doesn't Get Any Better !!

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Was attracted to their 3.2% 5-year CD offering. Called to see if I was eligible to be a member and what it would take to become a member an open an account with them.

With their help, I was able to become a member, wire them the funds, and get my CD opened all in the same day - something I've never been able to accomplish in the past !!

Highly recommended for that reason.

Beware Advertised Rate

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The RISING RATE money market is advertised with a 1.25% rate. This is WAY misleading. It is the max rate that you can earn, but only on the money market portion. Don't stop there.

FIRST you must start off with 10K in the money market, then YOU MUST open a checking with 15K average min balance that pays you ZERO.

They don't put the two together, but when you do, the APY is $125 divided by $25,000 = .005

It is unfortunate that they do not handle these two REQUIRED balances into a STEP rate with the REAL APY being shown.



Health
B+

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #65722
Year Chartered1963
Employees38
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.19%
Return on Equity - YTD28.21%
Annual Interest Income$3.6MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$319.7MM$252.5MM
LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$252.2MM$180.7MM
DepositsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$259.3MM$196.8MM
Equity CapitalQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$23.8MM$18.3MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$455.00K$540.00K
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$1.4MM$395.00K
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$8.00K$229.00K
Rates
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Freedom Northwest Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.00%--IRA Savings
0.25%--Holiday Savings
0.05%--Savings (Share)

Freedom Northwest Credit Union Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.80%*$15k*-Rise Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% Up to $5k | 0.50% $5k - $10k | 0.65% $10k - $15k
0.35%-- Money Market
Locations


Freedom Northwest Credit Union Locations
Branch Office201 Rivers LoopKooskia, ID 83539
Branch Office303 Main StreetKamiah, ID 83536

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