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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.

RATES

  • 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.

Share Insurance Toolkit

*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.

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This credit union is the best, I love the customer service and you can't beat the interest rates. I'm happy to be a member of this great credit union.

The branch manager introduced herself and was extremely helpful. She stated that if there is anything we ever need to please let her know. Very positive experience!

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Long as I have been with the credit union, I haven't had any problems. I also like the protection on my account.

My overall experience at the credit union was exceptional. The staff was hospitable offering water, my service was timely and professional and the office was well lit and clean.

As a member for more than 40 years, i have always had great service from the USSFCU and know that they stand behind their great reputation.

A top rate Credit Union, [I'm] privileged to be part of! Thank you for all you do for our family! USSFCU Credit Union was able to resolve our financial situation - vehicle, personal loans, customer service/recommendations, within 6 months. We belonged to another credit union for over 20 years, with results not even close to comparison. We switched ...

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I have been a member for more than 30 years. I no longer reside in the DC area but continue to bank with USSFCU because of the ease and the customer service.

I have been a member for over 50 years, and I have always gotten good service with loans, when I had to have service at a branch, and when I needed to have money sent to me from my savings account. The personnel have always been friendly and treated me with respect.

I especially appreciate being able to quickly speak with someone (not a robot) and that person has always been knowledgeable and helpful.

Excellent customer service streamlined and transparent process. The representatives are efficient, knowledgeable, and understanding of the type of loans offered by Credit Union.

The USSFCU behaves as a credit union ought to behave. The staff works with and for the members, not for a corporate board. Interest rates for a car loan, a home improvement loan, and a mortgage are low and terms are transparent.

Staff are courteous and friendly to work with. Very knowledgeable about services and products offered or available. Excellent follow-up with customers.

I have appreciated USSFCU services for many years since I left my work on Capitol Hill. I have appreciated the occasional webinars on purchasing a home or retirement planning.

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