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Security Service Federal Credit Union

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APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
1.50%3-year CD3 Year CD
1.90%5-year CD5 Year CD
2.05%6+ Year CD7 Year CD

Overview / Commentary
210-476-4000
16211 La Cantera Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78256

Security Service FCU is a large, Texas-based credit that offers its members a wide range of personal and commercial products and services. It also provides home and consumer loans on the lending side of its business.

Its checking accounts range from standard and free, to interest bearing with requirements, to youth-focused accounts that come with a debit card and free checks. Security Service’s basic savings and money market accounts offer unlimited ATM transactions and have low minimum opening balance requirements. Its Club Savings account does not allow for withdrawal due to its higher rate of interest return. CDs and IRA CDs are also available in term lengths from 3 months to 7 years, and one CD account allows for penalty free withdrawals. DepositAccounts.com has recognized security Service in the past for its CD offerings. The credit union also provides access to investment and insurance products through its agents. On it business banking side, it offers many deposit accounts that are similar to its personal products. Security Service FCU also has a rewards program that gives incentives to members to both save and spend.

Security Service FCU online banking was the first credit union in the San Antonio area to implement the feature for its members. It has a network of Security Service ATMs and is also a member of the CO-OP ATM network. Its web-based banking platform provides members with the ability to perform account management functions like bill pay, paperless statements, fund transfers, and ordering checks.

Security Service FCU was chartered in 1956 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It was originally organized to serve the needs of members of the U.S. Air Force Security Service and has since expanded its membership after acquiring dozens of credit unions over the years. The credit union offers scholarship opportunities to local high school students as it seeks to provide a community-oriented atmosphere among its members.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Security Service Federal Credit Union is open to those who live, work, volunteer, worship, attend school, or business located in select areas of Texas (San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi), Colorado (Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fort Collins, Loveland, Boulder, Broomfield), or Utah (Salt Lake and Utah counties). Membership is also open to employees of the Department of Defense at specific military bases.
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This credit union has become an intergral part of my life!

Posted by: Sukii | Jan 22, 2015

I've had several banks and one other credit union in the past and I've never felt as if I've mattered to any of them. But at SSFCU I know that I'm not just some other random person! The employees at this credit union have gone out of the way not only to help us get the best loans but to help us when we recently moved out of state and ran into some problem with getting our new direct deposit set up! The person who attended us stayed 2 hours after her shift ended to ensure our documents were received and recorded so our loan payment would not be late!! I don't know of any other bank establishment caring so much as to even stay open for another 5 minutes to help someone in need!!

Easy Banking

Security Service Federal Credit Union is a wonderful small bank. The fact that it is so localized means that I have gotten to know my banker and they know me. I love that I can go into any branch around town if I loose my bank card, which happens a lot, and within 10 minutes after providing my ID and account number I have a new one! No waiting for the mail! Depositing checks has become even easier thanks to the mobile app that they released a few years go. And the money is in my account instantly no matter what time of day I deposit it. They also send alerts to my phone if my account is getting low which helps me not to overdraw and rack up fees. I also love how easy it is to move money between checking and savings accounts. And there is always someone available 24/7 if I ever have any questions or concerns regarding my account. I would definitely recommend them if you are in the market for a new bank.

Too Many Fees

My mother has been apart of the credit union for over twenty years, so when I turned 18, and got my first job I opened an account with them. Basically milked me dry with overdraft fees, and their customer service was absolutely awful to boot. I ended up eventually just canceling my account and taking my business to another bank.

Everything But Car Loans

Posted by: CONative | Aug 22, 2015

Security Service FCU purchased my local credit union when it was closed by the State of Colorado. It was strange though because SSFCU ran that credit union as a subsidiary for nearly 4 years before finally changing my accounts to SSFCU accounts. I never really gave SSFCU much thought but then one day I went to the website and nearly fell out of my chair when I saw how excellent the rates on deposits and loans were. 0.10% on regular savings; 0.30% on money market ($1000 or more); 6.49% MasterCard; 5.99% personal loans and 6% on a line of credit (for very qualified applicants of course). These are some of the best rates out there, easily beating Navy and PenFed. However, SSFCU's auto loan rates are higher than most other credit unions locally and nationally at over 3%. I have been very disappointed by the service I have received at the local branch here; the employees are not overly friendly or helpful and one was downright insulting. I would have expected better service from a credit union 1) based in Texas (y'all are stereotypically nice) and 2) a credit union with service in their name. My biggest complaint was when I had to provide documentation for my line of credit application; I entered my income at $4K more per year than what I earned at my new job-this was because I had switched jobs in the middle of the year and for that year, my income really was $4K more; but since the income on the earnings statement was not what I had entered the employee very loudly informed me and anybody else in the building that this income was incorrect. Basically calling me a liar. Then, after that, I had to wait in the lobby for approval; one of the member service people called me over and then realized that the approval was still pending and just sat there looking at her screen for 5 minutes without engaging me in conversation until the computer finally indicated that I was approved. Bottom line; I am not impressed with the service at that one branch location but I am completely impressed by the deposit and loan rates (except car). If you are eligible to join, you should!

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Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #11065
Year Chartered1956
Employees1674
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.51%
Return on Equity - YTD6.14%
Annual Interest Income$264.6MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$9.35B$9.05B
LoansQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$8.50B$8.49B
DepositsQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$7.76B$6.91B
Equity CapitalQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$781.2MM$740.9MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$90.5MM$73.9MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$109.2MM$81.4MM
Real Estate OwnedQ3 2016vs Q3 2015$411.00K$1.4MM
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Security Service Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.40%--Variable Rate IRA Savings
0.40%--Variable Rate CESA Savings
0.10%--Security Service Basic Savings Account
0.10%--Youth Savings Account
0.10%--Club Account

Security Service Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.40%*$25k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $1k | 0.30% $1k - $25k

Security Service Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.50%*$50k*-Security Service Power Protected Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $10k | 0.40% $10k - $50k

Security Service Federal Credit Union CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.05%*$25k*-7 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.95% $500 - $25k
1.90%*$25k*-5 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.80% $500 - $25k
1.50%*$25k*-3 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.45% $500 - $25k
1.20%*$50k*-2 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.10% $500 - $25k | 1.15% $25k - $50k
0.90%*$25k*-1 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.80% $500 - $25k
0.55%*$100k*-1 Year Future Builder CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.40% $250 - $25k | 0.45% $25k - $50k | 0.50% $50k - $100k
0.50%*$100k*-6 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% $500 - $25k | 0.40% $25k - $50k | 0.45% $50k - $100k
0.35%*$100k*-3 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% $500 - $25k | 0.25% $25k - $50k | 0.30% $50k - $100k

Security Service Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.05%*$25k*-7 Year IRA
OTHER TIERS: 1.95% $500 - $25k
1.90%*$25k*-5 Year IRA
OTHER TIERS: 1.80% $500 - $25k
1.50%*$25k*-3 Year IRA
OTHER TIERS: 1.45% $500 - $25k
1.20%*$50k*-2 Year IRA
OTHER TIERS: 1.10% $500 - $25k | 1.15% $25k - $50k
0.90%*$25k*-1 Year IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.80% $500 - $25k
0.55%*$100k*-1 Year Future Builder IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.40% $250 - $25k | 0.45% $25k - $50k | 0.50% $50k - $100k
0.50%*$100k*-6 Month IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% $500 - $25k | 0.40% $25k - $50k | 0.45% $50k - $100k
0.35%*$100k*-3 Month IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% $500 - $25k | 0.25% $25k - $50k | 0.30% $50k - $100k
Locations

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