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Lake Michigan Credit Union

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3.00%Reward CheckingMax Checking
2.05%5-year CD60 Month VIP CD Special
1.05%1-year CD12 Month Special VIP CD

Overview / Commentary
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, worship or attend school in one of several Michigan counties.
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Anyone Else Notice That LMCU Quietly Dropped Their HSA Rates ? - 5/1/2016

I was getting 2%. Its now down to 1% apparently. And, if you want to take your HSA elsewhere, they hose you with a $35 fee. Disappointing because an HSA, for most, is like a long term CD. Anyone have the presidents email address ?

Lake Michigan CU (Easy Membership) Raises Rate On 18-month CD - 2/9/2016

Lake Michigan CU (easy membership) has raised the rate on its 18-month VIP CD Special (1.40% APY). The minimum deposit is $500, with no balance cap. Also as an IRA.

Lake Michigan Credit Union 12-Mo CD 1.4%APY Other Terms Available - 1/29/2016

While confirming RCA information this morning, ran across this special.  CD rates include .25% MORE VIP Relationship Reward Bonus.   Minimum balance to open a CD is $500. Also:  36-month CD 1.65%APY  5-year CD 2.0%APY See additional details here. ETA:  Ken posted on this CD special 12/2/15 - see his blog post here.   No wonder it seemed familiar =D.    It's good to see a competitive rate last for close to 2 months.

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Great Rate, No Problems, No External ACH Connections

Posted by: curls | Dec 21, 2015

Signed up for the 3% on up to $15k on rewards checking a couple years ago. Been smooth sailing since.

> Get display online of whether you've met monthly requirements. So you never have to count POS debits or guess or forget something silly (like to sign on 4 times.)
> Direct Deposit of $250 works for me. Worked with $50 one month too.

> No external bank ACH ability. You can pull and push by going to your other bank and doing it there. It will go through. From the LMCU side, they don't offer it. (Last I checked.) Without free ACHs, I consider it a place to put money and that's about all. They may have a billpay or other way that works well enough.

I've only had a couple reasons to contact them. I remember them as pleasant events, and otherwise the details are not memorable. I wasn't asking for anything to be waved nor any of that significance. I haven't run into any fees.

The $5 sign up fee for some organization to become a CU member because I'm completely out of state, has been worth it.

Check Holding Is Applied With Ambiguity

My business account is with Lake Michigan Credit Union.  The policy of holding checks from my customers for an ambiguous amount of time makes it difficult to avoid overdrafts as my account balance fluctuates as overdraft protection was not made available.  Sometimes the hold is for 2 days, which is acceptable or it may be up to nine days.  The amount of the check does not seem to matter.  It was explained to me that the hold time is up to the teller who is waiting on me.  What seems to be the case is that new tellers who do not recognize me will hold for longer days.  I would not recommend this credit union for small business as they seem to have policies that are not small business friendly. 

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. 

Foreclosure Notice

We have been members since the 70's and are very disappointed in how our son's mortgage and closing of his home are being handled. While a sale is pending with this same financial institution they filed a foreclosure notice while they are approving the loan for the would be buyer. Someone in upper management made the decision which threatens his being able to close on the home as anyone going to the real estate website will see the home is being foreclosed. A very sad day for our family as they gave him time to sell the home and are now pulling the rug out from underneath him. We are trying to help him by finding money to support him so he doesn't lose everything because of someone making this decision without all of the facts. A very sad day indeed as a 45 year relationship is about to end. I write this because based on the number of Number 1 star reviews I am sure no one at this institution will even read it but will just list it as another dis-satified complaint to add to the growing list of 1 Stars.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #62514
Year Chartered1933
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.82%
Return on Equity - YTD15.53%
Annual Interest Income$122.5MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$4.09B$3.54B
LoansQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$3.06B$2.37B
DepositsQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$3.14B$2.71B
Equity CapitalQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$469.3MM$396.8MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$5.1MM$6.1MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$3.3MM$2.3MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2015vs Q4 2014$464.00K$588.00K
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Anyone Else Notice That LMCU Quietly Dropped Their HSA Rates ?

RJM   |  
I was getting 2%. Its now down to 1% apparently.

And, if you want to take your HSA elsewhere, they hose you with a $35 fee.

Disappointing because an HSA, for most, is like a long term CD.

Anyone have the presidents email address ?

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Lake Michigan Credit Union Savings Account Rates

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

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

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

Lake Michigan Credit Union CD Rates

2.05%$500-60 Month VIP CD Special
1.80%$500-60 Month CD Special
1.55%$500-48 Month VIP CD
1.40%$500-18 Month VIP CD Special
1.30%$500-48 Month CD
1.30%$500-36 Month VIP CD
1.15%$500-18 Month CD Special
1.05%$500-36 Month CD
1.05%$500-12 Month Special VIP CD
1.05%$500-30 Month VIP CD
0.80%$500-12 Month Special CD
0.80%$500-30 Month CD
0.75%$500-25 Month VIP CD
0.75%$500-24 Month VIP CD
0.50%$500-25 Month CD
0.50%$500-17 Month VIP CD
0.50%$500-24 Month CD
0.40%$500-13 Month VIP CD
0.40%$500-14 Month VIP 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
0.25%$500-17 Month CD
0.15%$500-13 Month CD
0.15%$500-14 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

Lake Michigan Credit Union IRA Rates

2.05%$500-60 Month VIP IRA CD Special
1.80%$500-60 Month IRA CD Special
1.55%$500-48 Month VIP IRA CD
1.40%$500-18 Month VIP IRA CD Special
1.30%$500-36 Month VIP IRA CD
1.30%$500-48 Month IRA CD
1.15%$500-18 Month IRA CD Special
1.05%$500-12 Month VIP IRA CD Special
1.05%$500-30 Month VIP IRA CD
1.05%$500-36 Month IRA CD
0.80%$500-12 Month IRA CD Special
0.80%$500-30 Month IRA
0.75%$500-25 Month VIP IRA CD
0.75%$500-24 Month VIP IRA CD
0.50%$500-17 Month VIP IRA CD
0.50%$500-25 Month IRA CD
0.50%$500-24 Month IRA CD
0.40%$500-13 Month VIP IRA CD
0.40%$500-14 Month VIP 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%$500-3 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
0.25%$500-17 Month IRA CD
0.15%$500-13 Month IRA CD
0.15%$500-14 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

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