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Greater Iowa Credit Union

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3.04%Reward CheckingGreater Checking
1.81%2-year CD22 Month CD Special
1.81%2-year IRA22 Month IRA Special (Traditional, Roth, CESA)

Overview / Commentary
801 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010

Greater Iowa Credit Union is headquartered in Ames and is the 9th largest credit union in the state of Iowa. It is also the 618th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1932 and as of December of 2017, it had grown to 104 employees and 30,856 members at 9 locations. Greater Iowa Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Greater Iowa Credit Union offers membership to individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Adair, Audubon, Boone, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Ida, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monona, Polk, Poweshiek, Sac, Shelby, Story, Tama, Warren, Webster, Woodbury, and Wright Counties. Also included are members of a variety of organizations and associations, including active, current, reservist, and retired members of the military who are/were stationed in Iowa. Family and/or household members of a current Credit Union member are also eligible.
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Reviews (3)

Good service and easy to work with

I have had nothing but good experiences with Greater Iowa Credit Union and often recommend it to others. The service in their branches has always been impeccable, and I have found that working with them is hassle-free compared to most banks I have dealt with.

The only odd thing about GICU was that, to get a loan with them, I had to open a separate savings account. This just required a $5 deposit, so it was not a big problem, but just something I needed to remember to close once the loan was paid. The bank employee I spoke to said it was so that I was a member of the credit union. Other than that, it was simply a trouble-free loan for me.

Horrible Service

Horrible people. Will be closing my account with them ASAP! I have been with this bank for more than 3 years and they have turned me up and down at processing a loan for more than 2 weeks. I sent them everything they needed and they treated me like they were doing me an undeserved favor. Horrible bank! Moving to US bank!

Do Not Trust This Bank

   Think twice before getting an account here. If you move and have to use a different bank they will take money from you then leave a lame excuse for the charges. A soon as I put money in my new bank. They started adding 25.00 charges everytime the card was used. Then they only gave me half the money back. There is nothing great about the Greater Iowa Credit Union!


Health Grade Components

NCUA #64203
Year Chartered1932
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.38%
Return on Equity - YTD4.15%
Annual Interest Income$16.2MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$422.4MM$402.5MM
LoansQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$322.5MM$313.0MM
DepositsQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$373.8MM$348.3MM
Equity CapitalQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$38.3MM$35.8MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$3.1MM$2.3MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$2.3MM$1.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2017vs Q4 2016$220.00K$222.00K
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Greater Iowa Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.60%*$250k*-High Yield Traditional IRA Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% Up to $10k | 0.35% $10k - $50k | 0.50% $50k - $100k | 0.55% $100k - $250k
0.60%*$250k*-High Yield Roth IRA Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% Up to $10k | 0.35% $10k - $50k | 0.50% $50k - $100k | 0.55% $100k - $250k
0.60%*$50k*-High Yield ESA Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% $100 - $10k | 0.50% $10k - $25k | 0.55% $25k - $50k
0.60%*$50k*-Health Savings Account (HSA)
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% $100 - $10k | 0.50% $10k - $25k | 0.55% $25k - $50k
0.15%*$10k*-Primary Share Accounts
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $50 - $2,500 | 0.10% $2,500 - $10k
0.15%*$10k*-Secondary Share Accounts
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $50 - $2,500 | 0.10% $2,500 - $10k
0.05%--Business Share Account - Primary
0.05%--Business Share Account - Secondary

Greater Iowa Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.30%*$50k*-Money Market Accounts
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% $2,500 - $25k | 0.25% $25k - $50k
0.25%*$50k*-Business Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $2,500 - $25k | 0.20% $25k - $50k

Greater Iowa Credit Union Checking Account Rates

3.04%*-$20kGreater Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $20k+
0.10%*$25k*-Prestige Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% $1k - $2,500 | 0.05% $2,500 - $10k | 0.08% $10k - $25k
0.07%*$25k*-Premium Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $200 - $2,500 | 0.03% $2,500 - $10k | 0.05% $10k - $25k
0.05%*$25k*-Commercial+ Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% $2,500 - $25k
0.03%*$2,500*-Business Essentials Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% $500 - $2,500

Greater Iowa Credit Union CD Rates

1.92%*$90k*-60 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.76% $1k - $10k | 1.87% $10k - $90k
1.81%$1k-22 Month CD Special
1.71%*$90k*-48-59 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.56% $1k - $10k | 1.66% $10k - $90k
1.51%*$90k*-36-47 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.36% $1k - $10k | 1.46% $10k - $90k
1.16%*$90k*-24-35 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.00% $1k - $10k | 1.11% $10k - $90k
1.11%*$100k*-Business 25 - 36 Month CD Special
OTHER TIERS: 1.06% $5k - $100k
0.95%*$90k*-18-23 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.80% $1k - $10k | 0.90% $10k - $90k
0.75%*$90k*-12-17 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.60% $1k - $10k | 0.70% $10k - $90k
0.70%$1k-11 Month CD Special
0.70%*$100k*-Business 13 - 24 Month CD Special
OTHER TIERS: 0.65% $5k - $100k
0.55%*$90k*-6-11 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.40% $1k - $10k | 0.50% $10k - $90k
0.50%*$100k*-Business 6 - 12 Month CD Special
OTHER TIERS: 0.45% $5k - $100k

Greater Iowa Credit Union IRA Rates

1.92%$1k-60 Month IRA
1.92%$1k-60 Month CESA
1.81%$1k-22 Month IRA Special
1.71%$1k-36 - 59 Month IRA
1.71%$1k-36 - 59 Month CESA
1.16%$1k-18 - 35 Month IRA
1.16%$1k-18 - 35 Month CESA
0.70%$1k-10 Month IRA Special
0.70%$1k-10 Month CESA Special

Greater Iowa Credit Union Locations
Branch Office801 Lincoln WayAmes, IA 50010
Branch Office230 N 7th StDenison, IA 51442-1800
Branch Office2623 Northridge PkwyAmes, IA 50010-7109
Branch Office110 Airport RdAmes, IA 50010-8209
Branch Office1630 22nd StWest Des Moines, IA 50266-1407
Branch Office600 E 30th StDes Moines, IA 50317-2406
Branch Office301 E Scenic Valley AveIndianola, IA 50125-4865
Corporate Office1509 Baltimore DrAmes, IA 50010
Branch Office1195 SE Alices RdWaukee, IA 50263-9669

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