Deal Summary: 9-month Share Certificate, 1.20% APY; 15-month Share Certificate, 1.36% APY; 30-month Share Certificate, 1.76% APY; 60-month Share Certificate, 2.27% APY.
Inspire Federal Credit Union (Inspire FCU) recently raised the rates on several of its Share Certificates: 9-month (1.20% APY), 15-month (1.36% APY), 30-month (1.76% APY) and 60-month (2.27% APY). The minimum opening deposit is of any of these Share Certificates is $500.
All the Share Certificates are also available as IRAs (Traditional, Roth, CESA) earning the same APYs, with the same funding requirements.
According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty for the 9-month Share Certificates is 30 days' dividends, and 90 days’ dividends for Share Certificates with terms of 1-year or greater.
Kasasa Cash Checking
About a year ago, Inspire FCU introduced its new Kasasa Cash Checking account, earning 1.51% APY on qualifying balances up to $10k; that APY is still in effect today. Qualifying balances over $10k earn 0.25% APY, with non-qualifying balances earning 0.01% APY.
Kasasa Cash Checking Qualification Requirements
- At least 12 debit card purchases.
- At least one Bill Pay, Direct Deposit, or ACH payment.
- Be enrolled in and receive eStatements.
The Kasasa Cash account has no minimum balance requirement, monthly service fee, or minimum opening deposit. Nationwide ATM fees will be reimbursed up to $20 per cycle. There is a limit of one account per Social Security number.
|1.51*%||-||$10k||Inspire Federal Credit Union||Kasasa Cash Checking|
|OTHER TIERS: 0.25% → $10k+|
Inspire FCU is still offering a limited-time $25 referral bonus for new Kasasa Cash accounts.
Encourage them to open a Kasasa® Checking Account at Inspire.
If they do, we’ll reward both of you with $25!
Headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania, Inspire Federal Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) is primarily residency based, with U.S. citizens who live, work, worship, or attend school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania eligible for membership.
Immediate family members of current Inspire FCU members are eligible to join, even if they do not live, work, worship, or attend school in Bucks County.
Credit Union Overview
Inspire Federal Credit Union (NCUA Charter #1759) has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with an excellent Texas ratio of 3.60%, based on September 30, 2016 data. In the past year, Inspire FCU has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $15.17 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 18.52%. Please refer to our financial overview of Inspire Federal Credit Union for more details.
Inspire Federal Credit Union was established in 1936 as Bucks First Federal Credit Union, with a FOM focused on local teachers. Now in its 81st year of operation, Inspire FCU is currently Pennsylvania’s 48th largest credit union, with more than 14,000 members and assets in excess of $127 million. In keeping with its educational roots, the Credit Union has become the “#1 Provider of Financial Education” to Bucks County Schools.
How the Share Certificates Compare
When compared to the similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available within the FOM, Inspire Federal Credit Union’s 9-month Share Certificate APY currently ranks first.
When compared to the 327 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available within the FOM, Inspire Federal Credit Union’s 30-month Share Certificate APY currently ranks second.
When compared to the 304 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available within the FOM, Inspire Federal Credit Union’s 60-month Share Certificate APY currently ranks fourth.
The above rates are accurate as of 1/30/2017.