Now through April 30, 2019, Wisconsin-based Royal Credit Union (Royal) is offering 3.04% APY on its 18-month CD. The minimum opening deposit is a low $100, with a balance cap of $250k.
|3.04%||$100||$250k||Royal Credit Union||18 Month CD|
|3.04%||$1k||-||Royal Credit Union||18 Month Fixed Rate IRA (Traditional, Roth)|
The limited-time 3.04% APY is also offered on the 18-month IRA (Traditional and Roth), but the minimum deposit is $1k.
The 18-month CD currently has the highest APY of any Royal CD; the next highest rate is the 60-month CD’s 2.43% APY. There is a 10-day grace period before the CD automatically renews to a 18-month CD.
As stated in the Truth-in-Savings disclosure, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:
Penalties for certificates greater than one year up to and
including three years - equivalent of 180 days dividends
$200 Checking Bonus
Royal is also offering a $200 bonus when opening a new checking account through the end of March. According to the fine print on the promotion page,
- Offer valid to persons with no prior checking relationship with Royal Credit Union within 12 months prior to date of opening new checking account.
- To qualify for $200 offer, account holder must receive a direct deposit within 60 days from account opening.
- Account must remain open for six months.
- $200 will be deposited to the savings account after two consecutive direct deposits into your checking account are confirmed and received.
- If all requirements of offer are not met, Royal reserves the right to reclaim the $200.
Headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Royal Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) is primarily residency based, with individuals who live, work, or attend in the following counties eligible to join.
Minnesota Counties – Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, or Wright.
Wisconsin Counties - Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, or Wood.
Employees of Marten Transport, Tenneco-Packaging Corporation (Appleton, WI), and the former Uniroyal plant qualify for membership, as do employees/affiliates of the Realtor Associations of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Members of the UWEC Alumni Association are also membership eligible.
Immediate family members of any eligible individual is welcome to apply, even if the eligible individual is not a current Royal member.
Joining Royal and/or opening a CD can be done online, or at any of five Minnesota branches, located in Apple Valley, Eden Prairie, Edina, Oak Park, and Saint Paul, or 44 Wisconsin branches, located in Balsam Lake, Chippewa Falls (7), Colby (4), Eau Claire (17), Hudson, Menomonie (2), New Richmond, Osceola, Rice Lake (3), River Falls (2), Saint Croix (3), Somerset, and Whitehall.
Credit Union Overview
Royal Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 5.56% (excellent), based on December 31, 2018 data. In the past year, Royal increased its total non-brokered deposits by $156.84 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 8.34%. Please refer to our financial overview of Royal Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 66834) for more details.
Royal Credit Union is Wisconsin fifth largest credit union, with nearly 210,000 members and assets in excess of $2.3 billion. Founded in 1964, the original FOM was exclusive to the employees of Uniroyal. Between 1972 and 1974, an additional 27 SEGs were added to the FOM. A community charter was adopted in 1975, expanding Royal’s presence across Minnesota and Wisconsin. With 55 years of a successful past, Royal is looking to the future with its Smart Connection program.
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How the CD Compares
When compared to the similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available within the FOM, Royal Credit Union’s 18-month CD APY currently ranks first.
|Interest Rate||CD Length of Term||Credit Union/Bank|
|3.04% APY||18-Month CD||Royal Credit Union|
|3.00% APY||19-Month CD Special||Hanscom Federal Credit Union|
|2.95% APY||18-Month CD||Limelight Bank|
The above rates are accurate as of 3/19/2019.
To look for the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD Rates Table page.