NASA Federal Credit Union


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301-249-1800
500 Prince Georges Blvd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

NASA Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Upper Marlboro and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Maryland. It is also the 84th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1949 and as of December of 2019, it had grown to 324 employees and 181,256 members at 13 locations. NASA Federal Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in NASA Federal Credit Union is open to anyone through a complimentary membership to the National Space Society. Membership is also open to employees or retirees of NASA Headquarters or any NASA Center or Facility or NAS, employees or members of NASA Federal Credit Union partner companies or associations.
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NASA Federal Credit Union 9-Month CD Special Rate Makes A Comeback - 5/16/2020

NASA Federal Credit Union (easy membership) has raised the rate on its 9-month Share Certificate Special to 1.50% APY. Minimum opening deposit is $10k.

NASA FCU CD Specials Crash And Burn - 3/1/2020

NASA Federal wasted no time in crushing their CD special rates for the new month. New rates: 49 months 1.65% 15 months 1.60% 9 months 1.55%

$300 Cash Bonus Premier Checking - 2/6/2020

Got an Email today. Not sure if this is by invite only or if anyone can take advantage. Get a $300 Cash Bonus! Simply open a Premier eChecking account, establish a qualifying direct deposit and make 20 debit card purchases for 3 consecutive months. Use Promo Code: MCU7TE8S1Q120

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4/3/17 - NASA FCU Offers 49-Month CD Special
4/1/17 - 49-Month CD 2.25% APY, Limited Time Offer.
2/14/17 - EWP Increased On New Cds At NASA Federal Credit Union
11/1/16 - NASA FCU Drops 15-Month CD Rate
10/19/16 - NASA FCU Offers Limited-Time 15-Month CD Rate Increase
7/6/16 - 49-Month Special Drops To 2.00%
6/2/16 - NASA FCU Increases 49-month CD Special Rate
6/1/16 - Rate Increase On 49-Month CD
3/7/16 - NASA FCU 49 Month CD Rate Drop.
1/3/16 - NASA FCU Raises Rate On Competitive 49-Month CD Special
1/1/16 - 49 Month Share Certificate Yield Increase
1/6/15 - NASA FCU Offers Nationally Available Top Rate 15- and 49-month CDs
10/27/14 - NASA Federal Credit Union Improves Its CD Terms Document
8/14/14 - Why You Should Always Read Account Disclosures
7/4/14 - 49-Month 2.25% CD Special Offer Extended
6/3/14 - Higher Special CD Rates at NASA Federal Credit Union
3/1/14 - 49-Month CD Special
2/20/14 - 2% 49 Month Cd Nasa CU
2/10/14 - 49-Month CD Special with a Top Rate at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
10/4/09 - 2.20% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
9/1/09 - 3.50% 55-Month CD & 2.25% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
7/26/09 - 4.00% 50-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
2/2/09 - 3.50% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
9/1/08 - 4.25% 11-Month CD at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
8/1/08 - 4.00% 11-Month CD at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
6/1/08 - 5.00% 55-Month CD at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
5/13/08 - $175 New Checking Account and Credit Card Offer at NASA FCU (Easy Membership)
5/13/08 - 5.65% 7-Month CD at NASA FCU (Open to All)
11/3/07 - 5.25% 10-Month / 5.15% 5-Month CD at NASA FCU (Open to All)
4/30/07 - 5.80% 7-Month CD at NASA FCU (Open to All)
4/6/07 - 5.50% 5-Month / 5.50% 15-Month CD at NASA FCU
3/1/07 - 5.75% IRA CD / 5.50% 15-Month CD at NASA FCU
11/17/06 - 5.80% 7-Month CD at Credit Union Open to All (NASA FCU)
10/14/06 - 6.00% 7-Month CD at a Credit Union Open to All (NASA FCU).
10/6/06 - 5.75% 9-Month CD at NASA FCU - $100K (Open To All)

Opening Membership Account

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I recently opened a new account, Share Savings. I was able to complete the process on-line in ~ 4 business days. In my case I had to provide a copy of my driver’s license, a utility bill and a notarized copy of my social security card. They also required a hard credit check via Experian. A $5.00 funding to open the membership was completed in the form of an ACH pull from my local credit union. To establish a POD payee, I completed a PDF fill-in Membership Application which was downloaded from their website. All required documentation was easily submitted using their provided secure portal link in the acceptable file formats, Word, PDF, JPG and TIFF. I believe I can fund the anticipated CD account via an ACH push from my local CU or a pull by NASA FCU.

The entire process was a little more involved than anything I’ve experienced in the past but well worth the effort as they have a well-structured user website, very fast message response system along with attractive CD rates.

Easy To Get CD Approved But Not To Fund

I was approved for the 15 mo. CD, yet I suppose I have to call to fund my CD, yet I called 3 times until they closed without an answer. :-(

Update, 6/23/19: The bank is open Saturday so I was able to get a hold of a Rep and was explained how to fund first the Savings account, wire transfer is the best option, and then call to fund CD. You have 10 days to fund CD. For the POD or Beneficiary, you have to download/print the Member Application, fill out, including Beneficiary, and return via email to: [email protected] . I don't think I will fund a CD if the Beneficiary is not established first, so I hope they can process it quickly otherwise I won't take my chances.

Feels Like A Bank

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Moving to UNFCU after 10 years with NASA. Fees and procedures make this a cold space adventure. We've always had large deposit accounts and still get nickeled and dimed so don't expect dividends to matter. Funding CDs and moving money around is a hassle and requires talking to someone on the phone.

We love what credit unions stand for, but NasaFCU has lost touch with members; heck I feel closer to CapOne. Nothing to be proud of here. Sad, and you know, after 10 years we closed our accounts, no one even asked why?...bye bye, stay away

Very Unreasonable

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The process to open an account is ridiculous... after providing all the required data AND copies our drivers licenses and a utility bill, then I need to provide a copy of my social security card, that is just completely unreasonable. With all the identity theft going on, its really obnoxious to expect an applicant to provide that. I was trying to send them money, not request a loan, awful credit union.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #6328
Year Chartered1949
Employees324
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.62%
Return on Equity - YTD15.24%
Annual Interest Income$142.1MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$3.11B$2.60B
LoansQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$2.30B$1.94B
DepositsQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$2.50B$2.17B
Equity CapitalQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$314.7MM$256.0MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$25.6MM$26.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$19.8MM$20.0MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$0$587.00K
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