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Credit Union CD Specials - Oct 1st


This is a continuation of the best credit union CD deals. Every week I'll put together the top CD specials. I'll add new ones and remove expired ones. I've split the CDs into three groups: under 1 year, 1-to-2 year, and over 2 years. I was able to find 5% CDs for each group.

For the under 1-year group, the best continues to be the special at the Portland Teachers Credit Union. I posted about this three weeks ago. It's a 5-month CD with a 5.12% APY.

For the mid-term CDs, the best continues to be a 2-year CD at Gardens Savings Federal Credit Union which I first mentioned two weeks ago. The rate of this 24-month CD is 5.38% APY.

The long term CDs don't really get any better than the shorter term ones. You can get around 5.25% for 5-year CDs. There's one that's just under 3 years with a rate of 5% APY at Golden One Credit Union of Sacramento California.

You usually have to live near a branch to get one of these high interest CDs. I've included the city and state of the main branch so you can quickly determine if the deal is applicable to you. Note, many have branches in other cities, and credit unions may have other membership requirements besides location.

Here's the list of CD specials. All rates are in APY. These were still being advertised at the credit unions' websites as of October 1, 2005.

CDs Under One Year:

One-Year to Two-Year CDs:
  • 5.38% - 24m, $1K min, Parsippany, New Jersey, Garden Savings Federal Credit Union
  • 5.00% - 17m, $50K min, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Diamond Credit Union
  • 4.75% - 12m, $1K min, Appleton, Wisconsin, Community First Credit Union (requires active checking account)
  • 4.57% - 15m, $1K min, Burlington, Massachusetts, Milestone Federal Credit Union
  • 4.50% - 12m, $2.5K min, LaCrosse, Wisconsin River City Community Credit Union
  • 4.50% - 19m, $500 min, Tampa, Florida, Community Bank of Manatee

  • 4.40% - 12m, $5K min, San Francisco/Los Angeles, California, Provident Credit Union
  • 4.33% - 12m, $1K min, San Francisco, California, Patelco Credit Union (not NCUA insured) (easy membership)
  • 4.20% - 14m, $10K min, Santa Rosa/San Francisco, California, Redwood Credit Union (with bump option) (many other rate/min's)

Over Two-Year CDs
  • 5.26% - 60m, $50K min, North Charleston, South Carolina, South Carolina FCU (only $500 min for a 5-year 5% CD)

  • 5.25% - 60m, $10K min, Fargo, North Dakota, Town & Country CU (has bump up feature)
  • 5.25% - 60m, $50K min, Logan, Utah, USU Community Credit Union (only $1K min for 5% 5-year CD)
  • 5.15% - 60m, $1K min, Tampa, Florida, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
  • 5.00% - 35m, $1K min, Sacramento, California, Golden One Credit Union
  • 5.10% - 60m, $10K min, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Soo Co-op Credit Union
  • 4.50% - 25m, $500 min, Rochester, New York, Advantage Federal Credit Union

Below are previous posts of Credit Union CD specials: