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1600 Cameron St Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Transportation Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Alexandria and is the 29th largest credit union in the state of Virginia. It is also the 932nd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1939 and as of June of 2018, it had grown to 52 employees and 20,396 members at 3 locations. Transportation Federal Credit Union's CD rates are 3X the national average, and it has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Transportation Federal Credit Union is open to anyone through joining the American Consumer Council. Membership is also open to active or retired employees of the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration and over 100 Select Employer Groups located in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area.
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Tweaks In CD Rates - 3/1/2018

Rates for 5-year CDs seem to be creeping up. For example, I see the 5-year jumbo IRA CD is now at 2.83% APY.

Increased February Posted CD Rates - 2/1/2018

Transportation FCU is following past practice by significantly raising posted CD rates in February. There's nothing top-notch listed, but 3-, 4- and 5-year CD rates could at least be considered "competitive"--e.g. 2.63% APY for Jumbo 5-year CDs and IRA CDs.

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Reviews (2)

Details On Opening An Account

Posted by: Anon456 | Feb 28, 2017

Well - - good news is that they did accept my paperwork and gave me the special CD rate. High marks there.

BUT, and this is a true story, I had mailed in my application snail mail on 2/3. Included my application and checks for share, checking, and CD.

I got in their member PASSPORT (new account) today 2/27/17.

Turns out, I had just dropped my wife's passport into the FEDS to have it renewed. That was 2/6. Got it back 2/23 using all normal mailing and shipping. So it took less time to get our official US PASSPORT renewed than it did to get this account opened at Transportation FCU.

Take away from this note: They may be OK or even good, but do not get in a hurry.

Close Call On Funding Promotional CD

Starting in February of 2016, this credit union had a promotional 3 year CD with an APY of 2.50%. Since they insisted on having you submit your membership application via snail mail, that slowed the process down considerably. Once they got the papework, the customer service people at the credit union were great. However, their marketing department that sets and rescinds the promotional CD rates left a lot to be desired. I say this because on February 16th, they cut the rate for the CD to 1.2%! Luckily, I received the promotional rate. However, this is a cautionary tale with regards to promotional CD's. Most of them have some sort of "subject to change at any time" caveats. This is the first time that I've experience a financial institution exercising that option in such a short amount of time. 16 days? I never would have gotten an IRA set-up and funded in that amount of time. Luckily, the CD that I created was for a taxable account and other than the membership application there wasn't any other paperwork involved. Whenever I pop for one of these "promotional" CD's, I alway fund a savings account first. Once that's cleared, I verify that the promotional CD rate still exists. If it does, I have them create the CD. If it doesn't this gives me the option of taking the money back out of the institution without incurring some sort of early withdrawal penalty. So far, I've never had to yank money right back out of a new account. However, it was a close call on this one.


Health Grade Components

NCUA #3140
Year Chartered1939
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.52%
Return on Equity - YTD5.42%
Annual Interest Income$4.4MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$239.2MM$234.3MM
LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$152.1MM$133.1MM
DepositsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$214.2MM$210.3MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$22.9MM$21.9MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$776.00K$443.00K
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$589.00K$476.00K
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$0$0
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Transportation Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.35%$25-IRA Share
0.20%$5-Regular Share
0.20%$5-Holiday Club

Transportation Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.70%*$50k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $2.5k - $10k | 0.60% $10k - $20k | 0.65% $20k - $50k

Transportation Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.10%--Convenience Checking
0.10%--On the Move Checking

Transportation Federal Credit Union CD Rates

2.88%$100k-5 Year Jumbo CD
2.78%$1k-5 Year CD
2.70%$1k$100k1 Year CD Special - New Money Only
2.47%$100k-4 Year Jumbo CD
2.37%$1k-4 Year CD
2.27%$100k-3 Year Jumbo CD
2.17%$1k-3 Year CD
2.07%$100k-2 Year Jumbo CD
1.96%$1k-2 Year CD
1.86%$100k-1 Year Jumbo CD
1.76%$1k-1 Year CD
1.15%$1k-6 Month Money Market CD
1.06%$250-6 Month Affordable CD
0.35%$25-12 Month First Step CD

Transportation Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

2.98%$100k-5 Year Jumbo IRA
2.88%$1k-5 Year IRA
2.57%$100k-4 Year Jumbo IRA
2.47%$1k-4 Year IRA
2.37%$100k-3 Year Jumbo IRA
2.27%$1k-3 Year IRA
2.17%$100k-2 Year Jumbo IRA
2.07%$1k-2 Year IRA
1.96%$100k-1 Year Jumbo IRA
1.86%$1k-1 Year IRA

Transportation Federal Credit Union Locations
Branch Office800 Independence Ave SW # 128Washington, DC 20591-0001
Branch Office1200 New Jersey Ave SE Fl 1Washington, DC 20590-0001
Branch Office55 BroadwayCambridge, MA 02142

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