Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union (GHFCU) is currently offering competitive tiered APYs on its 48- and 60-month Fixed CDs. The deposit tiers are $1k, $50k, and $100k, with each APY tier increased by a uniform 10 bps.
The current rates on the 48- and 60-month Fixed Rate CDs have been in effect since July, when the 48-month gained 5 bps and the 60-month lost 16 bps.
As stated on the Truth-in-Savings disclosure, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:
Unless stated otherwise, owners of accounts with a stated term of more than one year shall forfeit an amount equal to up to 180 days dividends on the amount withdrawn, or the length of the term, whichever is less, when any withdrawal is allowed.
Heritage Advantage Checking
GHFCU’s Heritage Advantage Checking account currently earns 3.12% APY on qualifying balances up to $15k. Qualifying balances “above $15,000 will earn corresponding Money Market rate”, which currently include three rate tiers of 1.00% APY, 1.06% APY, and 1.26% APY.
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Monthly Qualification Requirements
- At least one direct deposit or ACH credit transaction
- At least 12 signature debit transactions
- Receive eStatements
- Use Home Banking (online banking) at least once
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) is residency-based, with individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in Greenville County eligible to join.
Immediate family members of current GHFCU members also qualify for membership, whether they live in Greenville County or not.
Joining GHFCU and/or opening a CD must be at any of four South Carolina branches, located in Greenville (3) and Simpsonville.
You can also call GHFCU (864.467.4160) or use the “Contact Me” form to get more information about joining or opening a CD.
Simply opening a savings account with a minimum deposit
of $5 gives you access to all the benefits of membership.
GHFCU participates in the CO-OP ATM network, giving members assess to nearly
30,000 ATMs in the CO-OP Network, which are free for members using their GHFCU debit card.
Credit Union Overview
Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 0.68% (excellent) based on June 30, 2019 data. In the past year, GHFCU has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $12.33 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 14.89%. Please refer to our financial overview of Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 4400) for more details.
In early 1941, seven City of Greenville employees pooled their savings and formed one of the first federal credit unions in the “Upstate” (the northwest corner of South Carolina). Known as the Greenville City Employees Federal Credit Union, it was chartered under the auspices of the relatively new Federal Credit Union Act of 1934. Until the mid ‘90s, the FOM was limited to city workers, but was expanded following the merger with Greenville County Federal Credit Union, which served Greenville County employees. In 2002, the Credit Union adopted a community charter, making all Greenville County residents membership eligible.
According to a June 2016 Upstate Business Journal article,
Greenville Heritage FCU has taken great pains to reach out to and serve Greenville’s most vulnerable. The credit union has earned both the “low-income designation,” which requires more than 50 percent of its membership to have a family income of 80 percent or less of the median family income for the area, and certification as a Community Development Financial Institution.
How the CD Compares
When compared to 210 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that are available within the FOM, Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union's 60-month Fixed CD APY currently ranks first, regardless of minimum deposit requirements.
When compared to 198 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that are available within the FOM, Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union's 48-month Fixed CD APY currently ranks first, regardless of minimum deposit requirements.
The above rates are accurate as of 10/7/2019.
To look for the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD Rates Table.