Options to go short or long term.
Before opening a certificate, you will want to make sure you can do without the money for the duration of the term you’ve selected. You should also consider whether rates are likely to rise or fall in the future before you make your decision.
- Require a minimum of $1,000 to open
- Compound and pay dividends at maturity or monthly, depending on the term
- Automatically renew at maturity for the same term at the current prevailing rate unless otherwise noted
|Account Type||Rate||APY||Dividends Paid||Penalties||Note|
|3 Month Cert / IRA||3.94%||4.00%||At Maturity||90 days*|
|6 Month Cert / IRA||4.21%||4.25%||At Maturity||90 days*|
|7 Month Cert / IRA||4.65%||4.70%||At Maturity||90 days*||Auto-renews into a 6-month CD at maturity|
|12 Month Cert / IRA||3.93%||4.00%||Monthly||180 days*|
|15 Month Cert / IRA||4.60%||4.70%||Monthly||180 days*||Auto-renews into a 12-month CD at maturity|
|18 Month Cert / IRA||4.17%||4.25%||Monthly||180 days*|
|24 Month Cert / IRA||3.20%||3.25%||Monthly||180 days*|
|36 Month Cert / IRA||2.96%||3.00%||Monthly||180 days*|
|48 Month Cert / IRA||2.96%||3.00%||Monthly||180 days*|
|60 Month Cert / IRA||2.96%||3.00%||Monthly||180 days*|
APY = Annual Percentage Yield
A minimum of $1,000 is required to purchase all Share Certificates.
* Penalty for early withdrawal of funds may apply on Certificate products.
Certificate of deposit (CD) laddering strategy
Typically you can receive higher crediting rates on a CD if you commit to leaving your money with the bank for a longer period of time. This lack of liquidity causes many people to choose shorter-term CDs at the expense of receiving the higher interest rates. CD laddering is a strategy that gives you the benefit of receiving the higher-interest crediting rates of longer term CDs but still provide you with some liquidity. For example, rather than deposit $60,000 for a one-year period and renewing each year at a lower one-year rate, you could create a three-year ladder and put $20,000 in a one-year CD, $20,000 in a two-year CD and $20,000 in a three-year CD at the higher interest rates. After the first year, you take the one-year CD and purchase a new three-year CD. After the second year, you take the initial two-year CD and purchase a new three-year CD, and do the same with the initial three-year CD. Starting in year four, you will have the three CDs receiving the benefit of a three year rate but also have access to 1/3 of your money each year without penalty should you need it. Use this calculator to determine the additional interest you could earn with a CD laddering strategy.
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