Bump Rate Share Certificate
Bump Rate Share Certificate
Lock in a great rate now with the one–time option to bump it up to an even better rate during the term of your certificate.*Share Certificates, similar to a bank’s Certificate of Deposit (CD), offer low-risk opportunities for those USSFCU members who don’t need short-term access to their savings. Take advantage of the opportunity to earn a specific return at maturation along with the option to increase your rate once during the term of the certificate.
- No set up or maintenance fees with a $1,000 minimum deposit
- Eligible for a one-time rate increase during the certificate’s term without penalties**
- Fixed dividend rates set higher than regular savings dividend rates
- Wide range of terms available – 36, 48, and 60 months
- Dividend rates based on length of term and balance
- Automatic renewal upon maturity***
Deposits at all federal credit unions and the vast majority of state-chartered credit unions are covered by National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) protection. Not one penny of insured savings has ever been lost by a member of a federally insured credit union.
Federally insured credit unions offer a safe place for you to save your money, with deposits insured up to at least $250,000 per individual depositor. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent agency that administers the NCUSIF. Like the FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund, the NCUSIF is a federal insurance fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
For questions about the NCUA’s share insurance coverage, call 1.800.755.1030, option 1, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, or send an email to [email protected]. This toolkit contains a variety of helpful resources for credit unions regarding the Share Insurance Fund.
Share Insurance Toolkit from MyCreditUnion.gov
The toolkit has great resources like estimators, publications, videos and more.
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield.
**During the term of your Bump Rate Share Certificate, you are permitted to make a one-time request to adjust your dividend rate at your discretion. To adjust the rate on the Bump Rate Share Certificate, an owner of the Certificate must contact the Credit Union to request the increase. The rate of the Bump Rate Share Certificate will be adjusted on the date the Credit Union receives the request. The rate will be adjusted to the rate currently in effect for our Bump Rate Share Certificate at the time the request is made. When you elect to exercise the Bump Rate Option, the new dividend rate will be paid for the remaining term of your account. A one-time dividend rate increase will not extend the maturity date of your account. The Credit Union makes no guarantee you will be able to exercise this option since future dividend rates cannot be predicted. Early withdrawal penalties may apply if funds are accessed before the Certificate’s date of maturity. On the maturity date the Certificate balance will be renewed as a Bump Rate Share Certificate for the same term. The renewed Certificate will have the Bump Rate option. A minimum deposit of $1,000 is required to open and maintain a Bump Rate Share Certificate. You will earn dividends for every day during the period that your account equals or exceeds the minimum daily balance requirement. The APY assumes dividends will remain on deposit until maturity. The dividend period on your account begins from the date that your account is opened and ends on the maturity date, unless renewed.
***Member has 10 days from the maturity date to make changes with no penalty. The Bump Rate Share Certificates may not be pledged as collateral for shared secured loans with the Credit Union.