Infinity Credit Union (Infinity CU) recently added a 13-month Share Certificate earning 5.00% APY to its product line. The 13-month Share Certificate can be open with a $500 minimum deposit, with no stated balance cap.
The 13-month Share Certificate is also available as an IRA Certificate (Traditional, Roth, and CESA), earning the same APY with the same deposit requirements.
As stated in the Truth-in-Savings disclosure (page 36), the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:
If the term of the certificate is between one hundred eighty (180) days and three (3) years, the forfeiture is an amount equal to three (3) months’ dividends, whether earned or not, calculated on the principal amount.
If the account has not yet earned enough dividends or if the dividend has already been paid, the penalty will be deducted from the principal.
For an IRA Certificate, a $50.00 penalty is imposed for closing an IRA certificate before the maturity date.
Headquartered in Westbrook, Maine, Infinity Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) is community-based with those who live, work, worship, or attend school in the Maine counties of Cumberland or York, or the City of Bangor, eligible to join.
Immediate family members (spouse, child, parent, sibling, in-law, grandparent, or grandchild) of current Infinity CU membership also qualify for membership.
While there is a “Join Now” button on the Become A Membership page, it just beings the application process.
To become a member/owner, simply complete the Online Membership Application. After we have received your application, we will review it for qualification and eligibility. One of our representatives will contact you within one business day to help finalize your account.
Once a membership is established, open a Share Certificate over the phone (207.584.6000) or at any of five Maine branches, located in Arundel, Bangor, Portland, Scarborough, and Westbrook.
Your initial $5 deposit in a Regular Share (Savings) Account is your “share.” And, as long as you maintain a $5 minimum balance, you can take advantage of our full array of financial services.
Funding and Other Details
The following information is from a conversation with CSR.
- Funding – ACH, wire ($35 fee), internal transfer, check.
- CO-OP Shared Branch Participant – No.
- Dividends – Compounded/credited quarterly and can be withdrawal without penalty.
- Maturing Funds – Distributed by cashier’s check or deposited into a Share Savings Account.
- Beneficiaries – Unlimited, equal shares, Social Security number required.
- Grace Period – 10 business days before automatic renewal as a 12-month Share CD.
- Credit Check – Soft.
Credit Union Overview
Infinity Credit Union’s deposits are held and insured by Deere Employees Credit Union and Infinity CU now operates under DECU’s NCUA charter and shares its financial history.
As a division of Deere Employees Credit Union, Infinity Credit Union has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 5.68% (excellent) based on September 30, 2022 data. In the past year, the credit union has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $63.41 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 4.15%. Please refer to our financial overview of Infinity Credit Union/Deere Employees Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 68598) for more details.
Founded in 1921, Infinity Credit Union is Maine’s oldest credit union and currently the tenth largest credit union in Maine with more than 19,000 members. Originally known as the Telephone Workers Credit Union of Maine, the initial FOM was exclusive to the employees of the National Bell Telephone Company of Maine.
In 2018, Infinity CU announced its intentions to merge with Illinois-based Vibrant Credit Union. Negotiations were terminated in September 2019 when the two credit unions “were unable to agree on key aspects of the merger, including that it would not have allowed Infinity to maintain local control.”
A “consolidation agreement” with Deer Employees Credit Union was announced in the fall of 2020 and was finalized in March 2021. According to a November 2022 Credit Union Times article, the consolidation was,
different in that it enabled the credit unions to retain local control, including allowing their respective names, identities, and branches to continue serving local communities while also leveraging their combined resources to grow and remain competitive.
How the 13-Month Share Certificate Compares
When compared to similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that are available within the FOM and have minimum deposit requirements of $10k or less, no banks or credit unions have higher rates than currently offered on the Infinity Credit Union 13-Month Share Certificate. The following table compares the 13-Month Share CD to the two highest-rate CDs from other credit unions and the two highest-rate CDs from banks.
|APY||CD Term (Early Withdrawal Penalty)||Credit Union/Bank|
|5.00%||13-Month Share Certificate (EWP=90 days)||Infinity Credit Union|
|4.85%||12-Month CD (EWP=90 days)||Ivy Bank|
|4.85%||12-Month CD (EWP=180 days)||INSBANK Online|
|4.60%||12-Month Share CD (EWP=lesser of 90 days or all earned dividends)||Alliant Credit Union|
|4.55%||11-Month CD Special (EWP=60 days)||Consumers (IL) Credit Union|
The above information and rates are accurate as of 1/17/2023.
To look for the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD Rates Table page.