Langley Federal Credit Union (Langley FCU) has added a 29-month Jumbo Promotional Certificate Special, which earns 3.04% APY. This limited-time offer requires a minimum deposit of $50k, with no stated balance cap.
The Certificate account does not automatically renew at this term and the balance of funds will be deposited at maturity into a 24-month certificate at the APY available at that time.
The grace period is a generous “twenty-one (21) calendar days from the maturity date.”
As stated in the Account Disclosure, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:
The penalty which may reduce the principal is a forfeiture of an amount equal to 180 days dividends whether earned or not on the amount withdrawn.
In the event the amount withdrawn reduces the balance below the specified minimum required, the Certificate account shall be closed, and the forfeiture is computed on the entire amount of the Certificate account.
Accessing Maturing Funds
According to CSR, there are three ways to access maturing funds: cashier’s check, wire, or a transfer to any other Langley FCU account, such as a checking, savings, or money market account. Once the funds are in another Langley FCU account, you can initiate an ACH transfer from an outside institution. You cannot initiate an outgoing ACH transfer from any Langley FCU account.
Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, Langley Federal Credit Union offers membership through a variety of ways, providing a route for almost any U.S. citizen or resident alien to join.
Easy Membership: Joining any of seven non-profit organizations (Friends of the Carrollton Library, $5; Friends of the Gloucester Library, $5; Friends of the Poquoson Library, $10; Friends of the Portsmouth Library, $5; Friends of the Suffolk Public Library, $5; VersaBility Resources, $5; and Virginia Association of Museums, $15) qualifies for membership in Langley FCU. (This is the fifth option on the first page of Langley FCU’s online application.)
Employment: Employees of over 900 SEGs qualify for membership. The majority of the SEGs are located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.
Relationship: Family (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild) and household members of current Langley FCU members are also eligible to join.
Organization Affiliation: Members of 240+ Virginia-based organizations and schools are also eligible to join.
Membership details are listed on the first page of Langley FCU's online application.
Joining Langley Federal Credit Union and/or opening a 29-month Jumbo Promotional Certificate can be done online,, by phone (757.827.5328), or at any of 20 Virginia branches located in Carrollton, Chesapeake (2), Hampton (3), Hayes, Langley AFB, Newport News (5), Norfolk, Poquoson, Virginia Beach (3), Williamsburg, and Yorktown.
Credit Union Overview
Langley Federal Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 5.45% (excellent) based on June 30, 2018 data. In the past year, Langley FCU increased its total non-brokered deposits by $188.2 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 9.03%. Please refer to our financial overview of Langley Federal Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 1261) for more details.
Langley Federal Credit Union was originally chartered in 1936 as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Laboratory Federal Credit Union. (NACA was founded in early 1915 and was the predecessor of NASA.) Twenty-five NACA employees each deposited $1 to pay the charter fee, and the following month, the Credit Union opened its doors with assets totaling $275. With more 244,300 members and assets in excess of $2.6 billion, Langley FCU is currently the sixth largest credit union headquartered in Virginia. According to an August 18, 2018 press release,
Langley Federal Credit Union has been named the top credit union for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans by the Richmond District Office of the SBA. This is the second year that Langley has won the top credit union award in the district, having won in FY 2013.
How the Promotional Certificate Compares
When compared to the similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that are available nationwide, Langley Federal Credit Union’s 29-Month Jumbo Promotional CD APY currently ranks first, regardless of minimum deposit requirements.
The above rates are accurate as of 9/20/2018.
To look for the best CD rates, both nationwide and in your state, please refer to our CD Rates Table page.