University of Kentucky Credit Union (UKFCU) is celebrating the opening of its sixth branch (Tate Creek) with limited-time special rates on three CDs: 1-year (1.25% APY), 2-year (1.55% APY), and 3-year (1.80% APY). The minimum opening deposit is $1k with no balance cap, and the dividends are paid annually.
All three CDs have been part of UKFCU’s product line since early 2011, with the current celebratory rates being the highest APYs in that 5-year history.
As stated at the bottom of the Rates page, the Early Withdrawal Penalty reads as follows:
Penalty is 90 days interest for terms up to 18 months.
Penalty for terms two years or greater is 180 days interest.
In addition to the NCUA insurance coverage on funds up to $250k, Excess Share Insurance Corporation insures funds up to an additional $250k.
Headquartered in Lexington, University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union’s field of membership is primarily connected to its namesake: University of Kentucky faculty, staff, and students, both full- and part-time.
Complete qualification details are available on UKFCU's Membership page, which lists more than 90 Lexington area businesses, organizations, and associations that qualify for membership.
The very last entry in that list reads,
UKFCU has added certain geographic areas to its field of membership. If you live, work, worship or attend school in the highlighted area on the map, you are now eligible for membership.
The highlighted area of the map roughly includes the northern half of Lexington inside the beltway and northwest Fayette County.
Joining UKFCU and/or opening a CD can be done online, or at any of six Kentucky branches, all located in Lexington.
Credit Union Overview
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 24165) has an overall health grade of "A+" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas ratio of 3.86% (excellent) based on March 31, 2016 data. In the past year, UKFCU has increased its total deposits by $40.74 million, an excellent annual growth rate of 8.09%. Please refer to our financial overview of University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union for more details.
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union’s journey began in 1937, when a group of UK Agriculture College employees decided to form a credit union. Like the founders of so many credit unions, these UK employees were looking for a better place to save and borrow money. Today, UKFCU is Kentucky’s 5th largest credit union, with more than 64,200 members and assets in excess of $625 million.
How the CDs Compare
When compared to the 172 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available in the greater Lexington area, University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union's 2-year CD Special Rate APY currently ranks second.
When compared to the 170 similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com that require a similar minimum deposit and are available in the greater Lexington area, University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union's 3-year CD Special Rate APY currently ranks first.
The above rates are accurate as of 7/2/2016.