UPDATE 2/14/2017: The 14-month Certificate Special is no longer available.
Deal Summary: 14-month Certificate Special, 1.75% APY, $200 (new money) minimum deposit.
INOVA Federal Credit Union (INOVA) is offering a 14-month Certificate Special (1.75% APY) to commemorate its 75th Anniversary. The minimum opening deposit is $200, with no stated balance cap. This is limited-time offer, although no end-date is mentioned in the fine print.
|0.35%||$200||-||INOVA Federal Credit Union||14 Month IRA (Traditional, Roth, CESA)|
|0.25%||$200||-||INOVA Federal Credit Union||14 Month CD|
The 14-month Certificate Special is also available as an IRA (Traditional, Roth, CESA), earning the same APY, with the same funding requirements. The promotion page states,
The Dividend Period is the calendar month, the Dividend
Frequency is monthly, and the Dividends are compounded monthly.
The last time I wrote about INOVA, I wasn’t able to find the Truth-In-Savings (TIS) document on the website; sadly, the TIS still isn’t available on the website. As stated in the PDF version of the TIS sent to me by CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:
Terms of longer than 1 year - 180 days’ dividends
The penalty imposed will equal the lesser of all dividends earned or terms above.
However, the penalty will not be less than 7 days’ dividends.
Thanks to DA reader, Carpline, for his Forum post about the 14-month Certificate Special.
Headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, INOVA Federal Credit Union offers membership through affiliation with over 500 member companies. The member companies run the gamut from large national companies (Bayer, Papa’s Pizza, Inc.) and schools (University of Notre Dame) to local businesses and organizations, including churches and schools. A complete list of the member companies can be found on INOVA’s website.
Immediate family members and household members of an INOVA member are also eligible for membership.
Complete qualification details are listed on the Membership Eligibility page.
Joining INOVA and/or opening the 14-month Certificate Special can be done online, or at any of six Indiana branches located in Elkhart (3), Granger, Michigan City, and Mishawaka. INOVA also has branches in Berkeley, California and Clayton, North Carolina.
Credit Union Overview
INOVA Federal Credit Union has an overall health grade of "B" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 13.44% (excellent) based on September 30, 2016 data. In the past year, INOVA has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $9.61 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 3.67%. Please refer to our financial overview of INOVA Federal Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 4968) for more details.
INOVA Federal Credit Union was established in 1942 to serve the employees of Miles Laboratories, an Elkhart, Indiana based pharmaceutical company. When Miles Laboratories was purchased by Bayer AG in 1979, the Credit Union’s scope and field of membership began to expand. INOVA currently has over 34,500 members and assets in excess of $315 million.
How the 14-Month Certificate Special Compares
When compared to the 187 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, which require a similar minimum deposit and are available nationally, INOVA Federal Credit Union’s 14-month Certificate Special APY currently tops the list.
|Interest Rate||CD Length of Term||Credit Union/Bank|
|1.75% APY||14-Month Certificate Special||INOVA Federal Credit Union|
|1.41% APY||12-Month Share Certificate||Andrews Federal Credit Union|
|1.38% APY||12-Month CD Special||Connexus Credit Union|
The above rates are accurate as of 2/8/2017.