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Share Certificates

Earn more with a USSFCU Share Certificate

Similar to a bank’s Certificate of Deposit (CD), USSFCU Share Certificates offer low-risk investment opportunities for members who don’t need short-term access to their savings. By opening an NCUA-insured Share Certificate with USSFCU, members can be assured of a specific return upon the maturation of their Share Certificate term.

Open a USSFCU share certificate with a low minimum deposit requirement and choose from a variety of terms ranging from three months to five years. Plus, enjoy higher rates of return for accounts with “jumbo” balances of $100,000 or more. Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and Bump Rate certificates are also available.

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  • No setup or maintenance fees, with a $1,000 minimum deposit
  • Fixed dividend rates are set higher than regular savings dividend rates
  • Wide range of terms available – 3 months to 5 years
  • Dividend rates based on the length of the term
  • Early withdrawals are subject to penalty**
  • 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. 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. The minimum balance required to open a share certificate is $1,000. You will earn dividends for every day during the period that your account equals or exceeds the minimum daily balance requirement. Early withdrawal penalties may reduce earnings. Changes without penalty are allowed ten days from the maturity date. See Fee Schedule at ussfcu.org/fees for more details. 
 
Membership eligibility is required. All deposits are Federally insured by NCUA up to $250,000.
 

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