Signal Financial Federal Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
3015 University Blvd W
Kensington, MD 20895

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Kensington and is the 18th largest credit union in the state of Maryland. It is also the 755th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1947 and as of December of 2021, it had grown to 85 employees and 20,617 members at 6 locations. Signal Financial Federal Credit Union has a B health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Signal Financial Federal Credit Union is open to those who live, work, attend school, or worship in Washington, DC or within the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County, Maryland. Employees and retirees of nearly 200 Select Employee Groups also qualify for membership. All residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC who join the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) are membership eligible.
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Reviews (2)

Unilateral Terms Changes

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I invested in 5 of the 72 month add-on CD last fall.. As the other poster noted there was no discussion of the add-on feature (or any other feature) being term limited.

I called them after getting the notice and they told me my disclosures included the change of terms provision. I looked, and the terms she read to me are not on my disclosures. She pretended this was some kind of mistake. It clearly was no error.

I will be pressing this issue with the credit union. I don't believe it is legal to unilaterally change the terms. If it is legal, I have a few I would like to change!

Do Not Honor Add On CD Feature

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Signal in 2019 offered a very attractive WOW Promo CD for a 24 month term, at about 3% with an add on feature. Their advertisement stated - Add More Anytime and "unlimited deposits anytime during the term". Well last month this changed. They stopped allowing additional deposits (as noted in the forum). After complaints from customers, they changed their terms and are only allowing deposits for an additional 30 days. After that, no additional deposits allowed for the rest of the CDs term. With the Fed changing interest rates lower and Treasury rates going done, it is understandable that Signal's CD rate is now very attractive. And just when customers want to transfer in funds, they cancel the feature. Thus, I would recommend that no matter how nice the folks may be at this CU, that you can not trust them to not change the terms of your CD agreements. For further information on this, see the forum discussion on Signal Financial Credit Union.


Health Grade Components

NCUA #5571
Year Chartered1947
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.13%
Return on Equity - YTD1.58%
Annual Interest Income$12.0MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$442.7MM$483.8MM
LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$270.4MM$298.0MM
DepositsQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$402.9MM$422.6MM
Equity CapitalQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$37.8MM$39.4MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$3.3MM$3.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$3.9MM$3.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2021vs Q4 2020$0$311.00K
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Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.03%--Share Savings Account
0.03%$10-Holiday Club Account
0.03%$10-Vacation Club Account
0.03%$5-IRA Share Account
0.03%$50-Business Savings
0.03%$5-Coverdell Education Share
0.03%$5-Bright Future Savings

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.25%*$25k*-Premium Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.13% Up to $25k
0.13%--Direct Money Market Account
0.08%*$100k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% $2.5k - $20k | 0.05% $20k - $100k
0.08%*$50k*-Business Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.03% Up to $2.5k | 0.05% $2.5k - $50k

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.08%--Premium Checking
0.05%--Direct Checking
0.03%--Connect Checking
0.03%--Bright Future Checking

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union CD Rates

0.40%$500-72 Month CD
0.40%$500-Business 72 Month CD
0.35%$500-Business 60 Month CD
0.35%$500-60 Month CD
0.30%$500-36 Month CD
0.30%$500-48 Month CD
0.30%$500-Business 36 Month CD
0.30%$500-Business 48 Month CD
0.25%$500-Business 24 Month CD
0.25%$500-Business 30 Month CD
0.25%$500-24 Month CD
0.25%$500-30 Month CD
0.20%$500-12 Month CD
0.20%$500-18 Month CD
0.20%$500-Business 12 Month CD
0.20%$500-Business 18 Month CD
0.10%$500-182 Day CD
0.10%$500-Business 182 Day CD
0.02%$500-31 Day CD
0.02%$500-91 Day CD
0.02%$500-Business 31 Day CD
0.02%$500-Business 91 Day CD

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

0.40%$500-72 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.40%$500-72 Month CESA Certificate
0.35%$500-60 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.35%$500-60 Month CESA Certificate
0.30%$500-36 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.30%$500-48 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.30%$500-36 Month CESA Certificate
0.30%$500-48 Month CESA Certificate
0.25%$500-24 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.25%$500-30 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.25%$500-24 Month CESA Certificate
0.25%$500-30 Month CESA Certificate
0.20%$500-12 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.20%$500-18 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.20%$500-12 Month CESA Certificate
0.20%$500-18 Month CESA Certificate

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Locations
Branch Office1391 Pennsylvania Ave SE Retail Space 1Washington, DC 20003-3074
Branch Office9500 Medical Center Dr #103Largo, MD 20774-3703
Branch Office3015 University Blvd WKensington, MD 20895-1936
Branch Office3701 Rossmoor BlvdSilver Spring, MD 20906-1565
Branch Office1101 New York Ave NWWashington, DC 20005-4269
Branch Office44747 Brimfield DrAshburn, VA 20147-5920

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