SECU


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410-487-7328
971 Corporate Blvd
Linthicum, MD 21090-2342

SECU is headquartered in Linthicum and is the largest credit union in the state of Maryland. It is also the 62nd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1951 and as of March of 2021, it had grown to 329 employees and 250,012 members at 24 locations. SECU has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in SECU of Maryland is open to employees, retirees and contractors of the state of Maryland, employees of Anne Arundel County, alumni, students, faculty and staff of University System of Maryland Schools, employees of organizations located in Maryland that receive federal, state or local funding, and over 500 local Select Employer Groups
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SECU is the Way To Go

I use State Employees Credit Union. In general it has been a good experience with their credit union, in general I get lower rates on several items and their fees are almost non-existent. In addition to this, it makes my banking fairly seamless across different categories. The main reason I use them though is that their money market funds tend to earn more interest than a typical bank. They also are not publicly traded, and involved with investment services, so I do feel that my money is a bit safer in their credit union.

In addition to this, it comes with extra benefits such as being able to withdraw funds for free and almost no ATM fees. It is one of the biggest advantages. They also don't require minimum balances, something that I have noticed that larger publicly traded banks do.

SECU for the win

Maryland State Employees Credit Union is a great credit union that offers all the services you would expect at reasonable prices. I've used both their checking and savings accounts and both have competitive rates. There's branches across the state of Maryland and they have plenty of ATMs for your convenience. I've also purchased CDs from them in the past. They have a wide variety of terms available for their CDs. Since I no longer live in Maryland, I do most of my banking with SECU online. Their website is pretty useful and I like it but I prefer banking in person because feel confident actually talking to a person. I really wish I could get my foreign banking transactions waived, it would make me much more likely to do more banking with SECU. But overall it's been a great credit union.

SECU is the alternative to the big banks that you have been looking for

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SECU is Maryland's leading credit union, and I have had a personal savings and checking account with them for ten years. Their rates blow the big banks rates out of the water, especially if you sign up for a long term program. They give incentives for this type of patronage and makes the deal work great for both parties. I prefer credit unions over others by a good margin, and this specific credit union by an even larger margin.

Worst Customer Service Of My Life

You could not pay me to use this credit union. Expect the worst customer service imaginable when dealing with these people. I have been a member for over 12 years, and my experience has been unbelievable.

My debit card was cloned, and my bank account was drained, meaning I could not withdraw any cash before canceling the card. I do not own a credit card, and have no other means of payment, meaning I cannot buy food, pay bills, buy gas, etc. without this card.

I was told that the funds would be replaced, and a new card would be given in 7-10 days. 16 days later I call to figure out why I don't have it and they asked me "what debit card?" the card was never sent. Outraged I insist I cannot wait any longer, I need the card now. I was guaranteed 3-day expedited shipping. Two days later I call again to make sure it is on track, and I was told I was not given 3-day shipping, it would take ANOTHER 7-10 days. I tell them I'm getting this card now or I'm liquidating my account, they tell me I'll have overnight shipping and a tracking number. Four days have gone by, I have no tracking number, no debit card, nothing. The wait ques are an hour long each time to even speak to a representative.

Every time I speak with a representative, whether it be a manager, a supervisor, you name it, I am given promises. All of these promises are baseless and empty, they do not give a **** about you and will do nothing to help you. If I could give them negative stars I would, they don't even deserve one.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #66330
Year Chartered1951
Employees329
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.72%
Return on Equity - YTD8.13%
Annual Interest Income$28.0MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$4.61B$3.94B
LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$2.76B$3.33B
DepositsQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$4.13B$3.47B
Equity CapitalQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$398.2MM$381.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$35.6MM$26.2MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$21.4MM$21.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2021vs Q1 2020$141.00K$295.00K
Rates
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SECU Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.20%--Business Savings
0.10%--Roth Contributory IRA
0.10%--Coverdell Education Savings Account
0.10%--Roth Conversion IRA
0.10%--Share Savings
0.10%--IRA Savings
0.10%--Holiday Savings
0.10%$300-Secured VISA Holding Account

SECU Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.50%*$100k*-Business Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% $2k - $25k | 0.30% $25k - $50k | 0.40% $50k - $100k
0.30%*$500k*-Advantage Money Manager
OTHER TIERS: 0.20% $25k - $100k | 0.25% $100k - $500k
0.20%*$100k*-Money Manager
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $2k - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $100k

SECU Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.10%--Premier Interest Checking
0.10%--Interest Earning Business Checking
0.05%--Choice Interest Checking
0.05%--Students' Choice Checking

SECU CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.65%$500-5 Year CD
0.60%$500-4 Year CD
0.55%$500-3 Year CD
0.55%$100k-2 Year Jumbo CD
0.50%$500-30 Month CD
0.45%$100k-1 Year Jumbo CD
0.45%$500-2 Year CD
0.40%$500-18 Month CD
0.39%$500-1 Year Premier Relationship CD
0.38%$500-1 Year Choice Relationship CD
0.35%$500-1 Year CD
0.35%$500-11 Month CD
0.30%$500-9 Month CD
0.20%$500-5 Year Step Up CD
0.20%$500-6 Month CD
0.15%$500-1 Year Add-On CD
0.15%$500-3 Month CD

SECU IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.65%$500-5 Year IRA
0.60%$500-4 Year IRA
0.55%$500-3 Year IRA
0.55%$100k-2 Year Jumbo IRA
0.50%$500-30 Month IRA
0.45%$500-2 Year IRA
0.45%$100k-1 Year Jumbo IRA
0.40%$500-18 Month IRA
0.40%$500-15 Month IRA
0.39%$500-1 Year Premier Relationship IRA
0.38%$500-1 Year Choice Relationship IRA
0.35%$500-1 Year IRA
0.20%$500-5 Year Step Up IRA
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