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California Credit Union CD Rates 2017

Below are the best one year CD Rates from credit unions in California. One year CDs are usually the most popular term and offer a decent yield without having to lock-up money for an extended period of time. One year CD Rates are generally comparable to or a little higher than their savings and money market counterparts.

CA - November 19, 2017

1 Year CD National Average : 0.51% ?

Credit Union APY MIN MILES ?
1.61% $1,000 -
Justice
Restrictions
1.60% $500 -
F & A
Restrictions
1.56% $1,000 -
1.50% $500 -
Justice
Restrictions
1.50% $500 -
1.45% $1,000 -
American Airlines
Restrictions
1.36% $10,000 -
Chevron
Restrictions
1.35% $500 -
1.31% $500 -
Self-help
Restrictions
1.31% $500 -
Safe
Restrictions
1.31% $10,000 -
1.30% $100,000 -
Coasthills
Restrictions
1.26% $100,000 -
1.25% $10,000 -
Star One
Restrictions
1.20% $2,500 -
Technology
Restrictions
1.20% $1,000 -
Schoolsfirst
Restrictions
1.20% $500 -
Alaska Usa
Restrictions
1.20% $10,000 -
F & A
Restrictions
1.11% $1,000 -
Unify Financial
Restrictions
1.11% $100,000 -
Orange County's
Restrictions
1.10% $1,000 -
Alliance
Restrictions
1.10% $500 -
1.06% $1,000 -
Premier America
Restrictions
1.05% $10,000 -
1.00% $50,000 -
Lbs Financial
Restrictions
1.00% $2,500 -
Ume
Restrictions
1.00% $50,000 -
Keypoint
Restrictions
1.00% $10,000 -
Unify Financial
Restrictions
1.00% $1,000 -
California
Restrictions
1.00% $10,000 -
Sri
Restrictions
1.00% $1,000 -
Patelco
Restrictions
1.00% $1,000 -
Travis
Restrictions
0.90% $500 -
American First
Restrictions
0.90% $1,000 -
0.90% $500 -
Xceed Financial
Restrictions
0.90% $500 -
Ume
Restrictions
0.90% $2,000 -
Wings Financial
Restrictions
0.85% $90,000 -
Kinecta
Restrictions
0.85% $100,000 -
Sun Community
Restrictions
0.85% $500 -
0.85% $1,000 -
Usc
Restrictions
0.85% $1,000 -
Kinecta
Restrictions
0.80% $1,000 -
Ventura County
Restrictions
0.80% $10,000 -
Wings Financial
Restrictions
0.80% $10,000 -
0.80% $500 -
Sandia Laboratory
Restrictions
0.80% $100,000 -
Altura
Restrictions
0.80% $100,000 -
Alta Vista
Restrictions
0.80% $1,000 -
Sce
Restrictions
0.80% $1,000 -
Altura
Restrictions
0.75% $1,000 -
Noble
Restrictions
0.75% $100,000 -
First Technology
Restrictions
0.75% $500 -
Redwood
Restrictions
0.75% $100,000 -
0.75% $5,000 -
Kings
Restrictions
0.70% $10,000 -
Baxter
Restrictions
0.70% $500 -
Los Angeles
Restrictions
0.70% $1,000 -
First Imperial
Restrictions
0.70% $100,000 -
0.70% $1,000 -
0.70% $10,000 -
Lafayette
Restrictions
0.65% $500 -
Noble
Restrictions
0.65% $10,000 -
Redwood
Restrictions
0.65% $10,000 -
First Imperial
Restrictions
0.65% $500 -
Sierra Central
Restrictions
0.65% $500 -
Inova
Restrictions
0.60% $200 -
Altaone
Restrictions
0.60% $10,000 -
Energy One
Restrictions
0.60% $1,000 -
Wescom Central
Restrictions
0.60% $500 -
Sandia Laboratory
Restrictions
0.60% $1,000 -
Chabot
Restrictions
0.60% $5,000 -
Partners
Restrictions
0.60% $1,000 -
0.58% $2,500 -
Stanford
Restrictions
0.55% $10,000 -
0.55% $1,000 -
0.55% $10,000 -
0.55% $1,000 -
Geico
Restrictions
0.55% $1,000 -
Burbank City
Restrictions
0.55% $5,000 -
Lassen County
Restrictions
0.55% $100,000 -
Safe
Restrictions
0.50% $500 -
0.50% $10,000 -
Pacific Marine
Restrictions
0.50% $1,000 -
First California
Restrictions
0.50% $100,000 -
Coasthills
Restrictions
0.50% $500 -
Central State
Restrictions
0.50% $100,000 -
0.50% $10,000 -
Pacific Service
Restrictions
0.50% $1,000 -
0.50% $5,000 -
0.50% $2,000 -
San Mateo
Restrictions
0.50% $2,000 -
0.50% $10,000 -
San Diego County
Restrictions
0.45% $90,000 -
Eagle Community
Restrictions
0.45% $2,000 -
0.45% $100,000 -
Provident
Restrictions
0.45% $1,000 -
Uncle
Restrictions
0.45% $1,500 -
Mission
Restrictions
0.40% $10,000 -
Logix
Restrictions
0.40% $1,000 -
First California
Restrictions
0.40% $10,000 -
Central State
Restrictions
0.40% $10,000 -
California Coast
Restrictions
0.40% $10,000 -
Safe 1
Restrictions
0.40% $1,000 -
Silverado
Restrictions
0.40% $1,000 -
0.40% $1,000 -
Merco
Restrictions
0.40% $2,500 -
San Diego County
Restrictions
0.40% $10,000 -
0.40% $10,000 -
0.40% $1,000 -
0.40% $10,000 -
Menlo Survey
Restrictions
0.40% $2,000 -
Sesloc
Restrictions
0.40% $1,000 -
Point Loma
Restrictions
0.38% $1,000 -
Smw 104
Restrictions
0.38% $1,000 -
Rancho
Restrictions
0.36% $1,000 -
Pasadena
Restrictions
0.35% $1,000 -
Edwards
Restrictions
0.35% $2,500 -
Kern
Restrictions
0.35% $1,000 -
Arrowhead Central
Restrictions
0.35% $100,000 -
Kern Schools
Restrictions
0.35% $1,000 -
Bay
Restrictions
0.35% $10,000 -
Tucoemas
Restrictions
0.35% $100,000 -
Community First
Restrictions
0.35% $10,000 -
Premier Community
Restrictions
0.35% $50,000 -
The Golden 1
Restrictions
0.35% $100,000 -
Fme
Restrictions
0.32% $10,000 -
Kinecta
Restrictions
0.30% $1,000 -
Clearpath
Restrictions
0.30% $10,000 -
Central Coast
Restrictions
0.30% $1,000 -
0.30% $10,000 -
Valley First
Restrictions
0.30% $10,000 -
Arrowhead Central
Restrictions
0.30% $1,000 -
Lassen County
Restrictions
0.30% $10,000 -
Premier Community
Restrictions
0.30% $500 -
Tucoemas
Restrictions
0.30% $10,000 -
United Local
Restrictions
0.30% $100,000 -
The Golden 1
Restrictions
0.30% $10,000 -
Premier One
Restrictions
0.30% $1,000 -
Camino
Restrictions
0.30% $2,500 -
0.30% $250 -
United Local
Restrictions
0.25% $10,000 -
0.25% $500 -
0.25% $10,000 -
Scient
Restrictions
0.25% $500 -
0.25% $1,000 -
0.25% $1,000 -
Partners 1st
Restrictions
0.23% $500 -
Mokelumne
Restrictions
0.20% $2,000 -
La Financial
Restrictions
0.20% $10,000 -
Monterey
Restrictions
0.20% $100,000 -
0.20% $5,000 -
Monterey
Restrictions
0.15% $10,000 -
0.15% $1,000 -
Pacific Crest
Restrictions
0.15% $10,000 -
Meriwest
Restrictions
0.15% $10,000 -

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Credit Union One-Year Certificates of Deposit 2017

Credit union certificates of deposit (“CDs”, also commonly called “time deposits” and credit unions) are contract-based and time-based savings vehicles that are offered by credit unions. In return for agreeing to keep your money tied up with the credit union for a given time period (in the case of 1-year CDs, the period is obviously 1-year), you earn a fixed rate or return that cannot change over the course of that period. Should you need your money before the expiration of the contractual period, the penalties for early withdrawal can be severe. Not all credit unions even offer early withdrawal, and many that do maintain the right to deny it in their terms and conditions. It therefore is important to fully understand the terms of any time-based deposit that you enter with a credit union.

Many Americans enjoy performing their banking transactions with credit unions citing better rates, non-profit status (owned by its depositors), more helpful employees, and a commitment to the community that is above the level offered by local banks. You will find a map with all credit unions that are close to you here. It is important to note that some credit unions have limited fields of membership, although others are more open ended. Under any circumstance, you must meet the membership requirements in order to become a member and open a CD or time deposit.

Those who are willing to tie up their money for one year will often get a slight premium over the best available savings rates. People who work with credit unions may find that they offer better rates on 1-year CDs or time deposits than local banks and online banks. You however should check the local bank rates where you live here and the online rates here.

To understand all of the income generating options available to a saver, please view the  Income Generating Investments Comparison Chart.

NCUA Insurance

Most, but not all, credit unions listed on BestCashCow are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). You should confirm that the credit union that you are working with is NCUA-insured by visiting that institution’s BestCashCow page (NCUA coverage is detailed on the overview tab). The NCUA insures each named individual's deposits to $250,000 for all accounts at the credit union within ownership class. The rules are very similar, but not identical, to those for FDIC insurance. You should always stay within NCUA insurance limits.

BestCashCow strongly recommends that you deposit money only in NCUA insured credit unions and that you stay within insured limits. If you are considering depositing over $250,000 at a single NCUA-insured credit union across products (share certificates, time deposits, etc.) or across types of ownership (individual, joint, etc.) you should use the NCUA’s  Share Insurance Toolkit in order to be sure that you are not exceeding coverage limits.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CREDIT UNIONS

Is my money any less safe at a credit union?

As long as your credit union is NCUA insured and you stay within the NCUA limits, As long as your credit union is NCUA insured and you stay within the NCUA limits, your money is no less safe than it would be in an FDIC-insured bank.

Is there any difference between a time deposit offered by a credit union and a CD account offered by a bank?

The difference is mainly one of terminology. But, you should always completely understand the terms of a time deposit or CD before you enter it, paying careful attention to the early withdrawal penalties. A reasonable early withdrawal penalty for a 1-year time deposit is 3 months.

Does the small amount of interest gained on a time deposit make sense given the fact that I am losing access to my capital (liquidity)?

This is a decision that depends on your own specific circumstances, your needs for cash, and other investments that you may wish to pursue over the next 12 months (or the period of your time deposit or CD). The premium in a one-year CD is very small, however, a small difference in compounding interest can make a large difference over long period of time. You may wish to familiarize yourself with our Savings Booster Calculator in order to understand the importance of compounding interest at higher rates on your money over time.

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