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Lake Michigan Credit Union

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APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
3.00%Reward CheckingMax Checking
2.05%5-year CD60 Month VIP CD Special
2.05%5-year IRA60 Month VIP IRA CD Special

Overview / Commentary
616-242-9790
5540 Glenwood Hills Pkwy Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Lake Michigan Credit Union is a Michigan-based, member-owned credit union that consistently ranks well among credit unions for dividends paid back to members. It offers depository and lending products on both its personal and business banking sides.

On its personal depository banking side, LMCU offers checking, savings, money market, Certificate of Deposit (CD), and IRA accounts. It usually offers an attractive checking account with a high interest rate on balances up to a certain amount and non-LCMU ATM reimbursements. LCMU’s reward checking account has been recognized in the past on DepositAccounts.com. The credit union’s savings account options include a basic account, a health savings account that comes with unlimited check writing privileges, and a children’s education account designed to function as a college savings fund. Money market accounts are available and offer higher dividends for higher account balances. LCMU’s Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and IRA CDs range in term lengths from 3 to 60 months.

Lake Michigan Credit Union online banking features easy account access for tasks like online bill pay, applying for mortgages, transferring funds, and viewing account activity history. LMCU also released mobile banking apps that provide smartphone and tablet-based account management functionality. The credit union’s website also features a learning center where members can view articles and videos that explain various banking services and account calculations.

Lake Michigan Credit Union was founded in 1933 as the Grand Rapids Teachers Credit Union. The original purpose of the institution was to provide banking services to teachers in the community. Since then, the membership has expanded to include local residents and current LMCU members’ family members. The credit union is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serves its members through multiple branches located throughout the state.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership is open to those who are donate a minimum of $5 to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association or to those who live, work, attend school, or worship in any county in the State of Michigan’s lower peninsula.
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Posted by: renatl | Feb 24, 2017

I have been a customer for a few years and have nothing but great things to say about Lake Michigan Credit Union. I have never had any problems and their 3% is excellent!

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Posted by: KyleYoung | Sep 27, 2016

From all my experiences with lmcu, I can't recall ever having a negative experience with any individual or service. One minor exception would be when they had older ATM machines that would have hiccups from time to time but they have been replaced. Ever since their replacement I haven't had any problems with the new ones. In addition to great ATMs, if I use an ATM that is not an LMCU ATM and it charges me a fee, at the end of the month I am refunded this money! I don't know of many other banks that do this. Pertaining to the people that work at LMCU, they have all been very friendly and very helpful. I've never had a negative experience with an individual from LMCU. Lastly, the 3% I get on my max checking account is just wonderful! At the end of each month I get about 35 dollars now! It rocks!

HSA Rate Switch

I too was frustrated by the HSA rate switch. I transferred in several thousand dollars, expecting to enjoy the 2% rate for a while, only to have it cut in half to 1%. Thinking of switching to a different bank that will pay better rates.

A Red Flag

I've been generally satisfied with LMCU. However, one recent negative experience I feel is worth highlighting.

In order to qualify for the "4% Max Checking" - 4% monthly interest return on checking accounts of >$15,000 - one must have at least 10 monthly debit card transactions. My debit card was stolen on the 21st of the month at which point I only had 6 transactions. One rep. told me LMCU's policy was to waive that requirement in the event of a lost/stolen card due to an inability to reach the threshold number (a new card takes 7-10 days to arrive). Then, I was told this is not the case and I must still meet the 10 transaction minimum because a lost/stolen card is "not their error". My noting that a stolen card is also not my error seemed to fall on deaf ears. 

Between the inconsistency in communication on LMCU policy and the apathetic tone of the bank manager, I was sufficiently irritated to post this experience. 

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Overall
NCUA #62514
Year Chartered1933
Employees1045
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.49%
Return on Equity - YTD12.8%
Annual Interest Income$76.6MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$5.18B$4.52B
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$3.65B$3.24B
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$4.09B$3.49B
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$594.6MM$519.7MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$3.2MM$4.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$3.4MM$2.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$221.00K$1.1MM
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Lake Michigan Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.00%*$5k*-Health Savings Account (HSA)
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% Up to $5k
1.00%*-$1kKids Club Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $1k+
1.00%*-$1kTeen Club Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $1k+
0.80%--Roth IRA Shares
0.80%--SEP IRA Shares
0.25%--Christmas Club Account
0.25%$100-Savings Account

Lake Michigan Credit Union Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.80%--Coverdell ESA Money Market
0.80%--IRA Money Market Savings
0.50%*$100k*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $2,500 - $10k | 0.30% $10k - $25k | 0.35% $25k - $50k | 0.40% $50k - $100k

Lake Michigan Credit Union Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
3.00%-$15kMax Checking - Qualifying
0.50%*$100k*-Business Plus Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $2,500 - $10k | 0.30% $10k - $25k | 0.35% $25k - $100k
0.35%*$25k*-Investors Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $2,500 - $25k
0.35%*$25k*-IOLTA Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $2,500 - $25k

Lake Michigan Credit Union CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.05%$500-60 Month VIP CD Special
1.80%$500-60 Month CD Special
1.75%$500-25 Month VIP CD Special
1.55%$500-48 Month VIP CD
1.50%$500-25 Month CD Special
1.30%$500-48 Month CD
1.30%$500-36 Month VIP CD
1.25%$500-14 Month VIP CD Special
1.05%$500-36 Month CD
1.05%$500-30 Month VIP CD
1.00%$500-14 Month CD Special
0.80%$500-30 Month CD
0.75%$500-24 Month VIP CD
0.50%$500-17 Month VIP CD
0.50%$500-18 Month VIP CD
0.50%$500-24 Month CD
0.40%$500-15 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-3 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-5 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-6 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-7 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-8 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-9 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-10 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-11 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-13 Month VIP CD
0.30%$500-12 Month VIP CD
0.25%$500-17 Month CD
0.25%$500-18 Month CD
0.15%$500-15 Month CD
0.05%$500-3 Month CD
0.05%$500-5 Month CD
0.05%$500-6 Month CD
0.05%$500-7 Month CD
0.05%$500-8 Month CD
0.05%$500-9 Month CD
0.05%$500-10 Month CD
0.05%$500-11 Month CD
0.05%$500-13 Month CD
0.05%$500-12 Month CD

Lake Michigan Credit Union IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.05%$500-60 Month VIP IRA CD Special
1.80%$500-60 Month IRA CD Special
1.75%$500-25 Month VIP IRA CD Special
1.55%$500-48 Month VIP IRA CD
1.50%$500-25 Month IRA CD Special
1.30%$500-36 Month VIP IRA CD
1.30%$500-48 Month IRA CD
1.25%$500-14 Month VIP IRA CD Special
1.05%$500-30 Month VIP IRA CD
1.05%$500-36 Month IRA CD
1.00%$500-14 Month IRA CD Special
0.80%$500-30 Month IRA
0.75%$500-24 Month VIP IRA CD
0.50%$500-17 Month VIP IRA CD
0.50%$500-18 Month VIP IRA CD
0.50%$500-24 Month IRA CD
0.40%$500-15 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-10 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-11 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-13 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-3 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-5 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-7 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-8 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-9 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-6 Month VIP IRA CD
0.30%$500-12 Month VIP IRA CD
0.25%$500-17 Month IRA CD
0.25%$500-18 Month IRA CD
0.15%$500-15 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-6 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-3 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-5 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-7 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-8 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-9 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-10 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-11 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-13 Month IRA CD
0.05%$500-12 Month IRA CD
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