Idaho-based Lewis Clark Credit Union (Lewis Clark CU) has substantially raised the rate on its 36-month Share Certificate (3.15% APY). Last week’s addition of 139 bps has resulted in the highest APY in more than seven years. There is no minimum opening deposit or stated balance cap.
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The 36-month Share Certificate is also available as an IRA (Traditional), earning the same APY with the same funding requirements.
According to CSR, the Early Withdrawal Penalty is “90 days interest on the amount withdrawn.”
Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Lewis Clark Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) includes portions of Idaho and Washington. Individuals who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in the following counties are eligible for membership:
Idaho: Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, or Nez Perce.
Washington: Asotin, Garfield, or Whitman.
While Lewis Clark CU has an online application of sorts, the actual process of joining involves a few steps. After completing and submitting the Online Membership Application, a pre-filled application requiring signature(s) will either be sent by snail mail or electronically.
The signed Membership application must be returned to the credit union along with an initial deposit of at least $5.00 and/or direct deposit form, and a copy of a government issued photo ID for the application process to be completed.
Credit Union Overview
Lewis Clark Credit Union has an overall health grade of "B+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 6.61% (excellent) based on March 31, 2018 data. In the past year, Lewis Clark CU has increased its total non-brokered deposits by $6.07 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 6.86%. Please refer to our financial overview of Lewis Clark Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 68386) for more details.
In 1939, teachers in the Lewiston School District formed the Lewis Clark Federal Credit Union, which “promoted thrift and offered a source of credit for loans for provident and productive purposes.” The “Federal” part of the name was dropped in 1998, when the Credit Union converted to a state charter. Lewis Clark Credit Union is currently Idaho’s 14th largest credit union, with more than 13,000 members and assets in excess of $103 million.
How the Share Certificate Compares
When compared to the 235 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available to within the FOM, Lewis Clark Credit Union's 36-month Share Certificate APY currently ranks first.
The above rates are accurate as of 7/3/2018.
To look for the best CD rates, either nationwide or state-specific, please refer to our CD Rates Table page.