Vantage West Credit Union (Vantage West) has just added two limited-time CD Specials this week: 11-month (2.25% APY) and 21-month (2.50% APY). The minimum deposit for either CD Special is $5k, with no stated balance cap.
In a Live Chat today, CSR stated that the Early Withdrawal Penalty for any Vantage West CD is "1.5% of the principal + $25.00."
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Vantage West Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) is primarily residency based, with individuals who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in the following areas eligible to join:
Most active, retired, separated, civilian employees, and military dependents of U.S. Armed Forces members who are or were stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base are also eligible for membership. Complete qualification details are listed on the Join Vantage West page.
Joining Vantage West and/or opening a CD Special can be done online, by phone (800.888.7882), or at any of 17 Arizona branches located in Casa Grande, Catalina, Phoenix (2), Tombstone, and Tucson (12).
Credit Union Overview
Vantage West Credit Union has an overall health grade of "A" at DepositAccounts.com, with a Texas Ratio of 6.53% (excellent) based on December 31, 2017 data. In the past year, Vantage West has increased its total deposits by $57.98 Million, an excellent annual growth rate of 3.98%. Please refer to our financial overview of Vantage West Credit Union (NCUA Charter # 68558) for more details.
Vantage West Credit Union was originally chartered in 1955 as the DMAFB Federal Credit Union for the benefit of military and civilian personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In the past 60 years, the field of membership has been expanded several times, with a conversion in 2006 to a state charter being the most comprehensive. In August 2006, the Credit Union was re-branded as Vantage West Credit Union to better represent the new membership guidelines. Following mergers with First Edition Community Credit Union (2010) and Tombstone Federal Credit Union (2014), Vantage West has become Arizona’s third largest credit union, with more than 149,700 members and assets in excess of $1.9 billion.
How the CD Specials Compare
When compared to the 229 other similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, that require a similar minimum deposit and available within the FOM, Vantage West Credit Union's 11-month CD Special APY currently shares top billing with Banco do Brasil Americas’ 1-year CD Promotion.
When compared to the 220 other similar length-of-term CDs tracked by DepositAccounts.com, that require a similar minimum deposit and available within the FOM, Vantage West Credit Union's 21-month CD Special APY currently ranks third.
The above rates are accurate as of 4/18/2018.
To find the best CD rates, both nationwide and state specific, please refer to our CD Rates Table page.