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Higher 4- and 5-Year CD Rates at San Diego County Credit Union - Easy Membership


San Diego County Credit Union has just made large rate increases on its 4-year and 5-year CDs and IRA CDs. Its Jumbo 5-year CD rate increased from 1.60% to 2.05% APY, and its Jumbo 4-year CD rate increased from 1.20% to 1.80% APY. The Jumbo CDs require a $90,000 minimum deposit. The rates are 5 basis points less for a $10,000 minimum and 10 basis points less for a $2,000 minimum. These rates are listed in the credit union's rates sheet as of 2/3/2014.

Free Checking Account

SDCCU offers a nice free checking account. Its Free Checking with eStatements has no monthly checking fees when you receive eStatements. SDCCU is part of the CO-OP ATM network which allows member to use 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide.

Credit Union Membership

Credit union membership is open to everyone living or working in San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties. In addition, people can qualify by joining an association. According to this SDCCU page:

If you don’t live in San Diego, Riverside or Orange County, don’t worry! SDCCU can open your account through the Financial Fitness Association.

  • Low, one-time $5 fee
  • Membership in Financial Fitness Association is open to anyone

  • You do not need to keep your membership in the Financial Fitness Association to retain your account with SDCCU

SDCCU has an online application that allows you to join the Financial Fitness Association and the credit union, and you can open the CDs. For more details about joining SDCCU and opening accounts, please refer to the credit union’s "open an account" page.

Credit Union Overview

San Diego County Credit Union branches are located throughout Southern California.

With over $6 billion in assets, SDCCU is one of the largest credit unions in the nation. It has an overall health grade at DepositAccounts.com of an A+ with a Texas Ratio of 2.96% (excellent) based on September 2013 data. Please refer to our financial overview of SDCCU for more details. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 61004).

How The CD Rate Compares?

The best 5-year CD rate that’s nationally available with no checking requirements is 2.20% APY at CIT Bank. The best 4-year CD rate is 1.86% APY at Melrose Credit Union. Rates are accurate as of 2/3/2014.

Searching for the Best CD and IRA CD Rates

To search for the best nationwide rates and the best rates in your state, please refer to the following sections of DepositAccounts.com:

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OldGuy   |     |   Comment #1
Although I live in Riverside County, and qualify for membership that way, I wasn't able to complete an application for membership online because Experian couldn't verify my address.  The Experian website shows three addresses for me, of which two are correct and one contains an incorrect number.  Anyway, SDCCU told me I either had to come into a branch with ID information (the nearest branch is 90 miles away) or apply by mail with notarized ID documents.