Kitsap Credit Union just lowered its CD rates, but its 5-year CD remains competitive. It has a 2.05% APY for a $500 minimum deposit. It's available as both regular and IRA CDs. The early withdrawal penalty is 180 days dividends. There's also a 5-year bump CD, but the rate is much lower at 1.75% APY. These rates are listed in the credit union's share certificates page as of 4/03/2012. The details of the early withdrawal penalty are in the credit union's fees page.
Reward Checking Account
Kitsap Credit Union also offers a reward checking account called Gold Checking. It pays 2.50% APY on balances up to $10K (as of 4/03/2012). The monthly requirements include 12 debit card purchases, 1 direct deposit (or automatic payment or bill payment) and e-statements. Please refer to the credit union's Gold Checking page for more details.
Membership & Application
Credit union membership is open to anyone or lives, works, attends school or worships in Washington State. You can also be eligible to join if you have a family member who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Washington State. Please refer to the credit union membership page for more details. Membership requires a minimum $5 balance in the regular share savings account.
There's an online application via andera.com that allows people to join and open accounts online. In the second page of the application, you can select how you qualify for membership including the option if you have a family member who lives in Washington State.
Credit Union Overview
Kitsap Credit Union branches are located west of Seattle in the cities of Bainbridge Island, Belfair, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Keyport, Kingston, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Silverdale.
The credit union has an overall health score at DepositAccounts.com of 4 stars (out of 5) with a Texas Ratio of 18.91% (average) based on December 2011 data. Please refer to our financial overview of Kitsap Credit Union for more details. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 68576).
How This CD Rate Compares
If you live in the Seattle area, the best deal is currently at Wings Financial Credit Union which is offering a 2.22% APY 5-year CD.
The best 5-year CD rate that's nationally available is 2.27% APY at Melrose Credit Union.
These rates are accurate as of 4/03/2012.
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