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Share Certificates

Keep your savings safe with an interest rate that pays.

Move your money to First Tech and get a great rate on Share Certificates.

Earn up to 5.05% APY - Learn More Annual Percentage Yield. Membership is required and subject to approval.
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Share Certificates 101

Saving money? In this economy? Yep. Absolutely. 

Bump Up Certificates

Setting aside funds in a bump-up certificate allows you to take advantage of higher rates while your certificate matures.

First Tech offers bump-up certificates between 13 and 36-months. 

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13-month Bump Up Share Certificate

24-month Bump Up Share Certificate

36-month Bump Up Share Certificate

Traditional Certificates

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Investing in a traditional certificate offers you the opportunity to earn higher interest on your money over a set period of time, compared to typical savings accounts.

First Tech offers traditional certificates between 6 and 60-month terms, providing flexibility for you and your investment goals.

Which certificate is right for you?

6 to 60 Month Share Certificates

A great choice if you:

  • Want a less risky alternative to other investments
  • Have at least $500 and want to lock in higher savings rates
  • Prefer a hands-off approach to savings

Bump Up Share Certificates

A great choice if you:

  • Want the flexibility to bump up your rate or balance during the term
  • Want a less risky alternative to the stock market
  • Prefer a hands-off approach to savings

Rates effective May 1, 2023

Share Certificates Bump Up Share Certificates Jumbo Share Certificates Jumbo Bump Up Share Certificates
Earns Annual Percentage Yield Up To Earn up to 4.02% APY - Learn More Annual Percentage Yield Earn up to 5.00% APY - Learn More Annual Percentage Yield Earn up to 4.07% APY - Learn More Annual Percentage Yield Earn up to 5.05% APY - Learn More Annual Percentage Yield
Minimum opening balance $500 $500 $50,000 $50,000
Higher rates for opening balances $50,000+ Yes Yes
Terms 6-60 Months 13-36 Months 6-60 Months 13-36 Months
Free Online
and Mobile Banking
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flexibility to bump rate or balance during the term -No Yes -No Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions

We don't have a maximum balance amount for our Share Certificates, however we do have a $500 minimum opening deposit.

Note: All deposited funds with us are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).In addition, each Individual Retirement Account (IRA) account is insured separately by NCUA. Each IRA account is insured for up to at least $250,000.

If you're currently a member, you can open the account in Online Banking.

If you're not currently a member with us, we invite you to join us first.

Our Share Certificates are a great option if you're looking to lock-in higher rates without sacrificing safety. With terms ranging from six months to five years and the ability to lock-in a guaranteed rate, our certificates can be a great asset for those wanting to see their money grow without the fear of loss.

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Truth in Savings Disclosure - Share Certificates

Truth in Savings Disclosure: Standard Share Certificate and IRA, Roth IRA, and Coverdell Share Certificate Accounts

Effective Date: October 1, 2022

Section I. Payment of Dividends

Unless otherwise specified for a specific type of Share Certificate Account below, these general terms and conditions shall apply to all Share Certificate Accounts. All of our dividend-bearing term share accounts are referred to as "Share Certificate Accounts".

  1. Certificate Account Receipt: This Truth in Savings Disclosure supplements your Certificate Account Receipt ("Certificate Receipt"), which discloses specific terms of your Share Certificate Account.
  2. Nature of Dividends: The frequency and conditions upon which dividends are paid on all accounts are in accordance with the Bylaws of this Credit Union, the Federal Credit Union Act, and relevant laws (including the Truth-in-Savings Act and Regulations). Dividends are paid from current income and available earnings after required transfers to reserves at the end of a dividend period.
  3. Rate Information: Share Certificate Accounts are generally fixed-rate accounts (unless the Certificate Receipt states otherwise, such as our Bump Up Share Certificates) and are non-negotiable and non-transferable. You will be paid the rate and yield until maturity. We may change dividend rates and APYs offered for new Share Certificate Accounts at any time as determined by the Credit Union's Board of Directors. The dividend rate, APY, term, and Maturity Date for your Share Certificate Account will be set forth in the Certificate Receipt we will provide to you when you open such account. You may also obtain current rate information by calling the Credit Union or visiting our website.
  4. Compounding and Crediting for All Accounts: Dividends will be compounded monthly and will be credited on the last day of each month and/or upon the Maturity Date. If the Share Certificate Account is closed before dividends are credited, dividends accrued through the prior business day will be paid, subject to any early withdrawal penalty.
  5. Balance Computation Method: Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method, which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.
  6. Accrual of Dividends: Dividends will begin to accrue on the business day you deposit non-cash items (e.g., checks) to your account if deposited before the close of business.
  7. Minimum Balance and Deposit Requirements: The minimum balance required to open and maintain a Share Certificate Account is set forth on the Rate Sheet. You must maintain this minimum balance in your Share Certificate Account each day to obtain the disclosed APY. The Share Certificate Account may be closed if the balance falls below the minimum balance required set forth on the Rate Sheet, if applicable. Although credited dividends may be withdrawn or transferred at any time without the assessment of an early withdrawal penalty, the disclosed APY assumes that dividends will remain in the Share Certificate Account until the Maturity Date. An early withdrawal of dividends will reduce earnings.

Section II. Terms and Conditions applicable to all Share Certificate Accounts

  1. Transaction Limitations: Once your Share Certificate Account is established, you generally may not make deposits into the account until the Maturity Date except during the applicable grace period and as permitted for Bump Up Share Certificates and IRA/Roth IRA/Coverdell Share Certificates. All withdrawals of principal before the Maturity Date are subject to early withdrawal penalties, except during the grace period described herein. We also reserve the right to require members intending to make a withdrawal of principal from any Share Certificate Account to give written notice of such intent not less than sixty (60) days before the withdrawal.
  2. Early Withdrawal Penalties: The Share Certificate Account will mature on the Maturity Date set forth in the Certificate Receipt. If a withdrawal of principal is made prior to the Maturity Date, the Credit Union will impose a penalty on the amount withdrawn that is subject to penalty. Penalties may reduce the principal.
    1. In accordance with Federal Reserve Board Regulation D, the Credit Union may charge an early withdrawal penalty of seven (7) days simple dividends on amounts withdrawn within the first six (6) days after account opening or within six (6) days following the last partial withdrawal.
    2. If the Share Certificate Account has a term to maturity less than one (1) year, the penalty imposed will be the required Federal Reserve Board Regulation D penalty, whether or not earned.
    3. If the Share Certificate Account has a term to maturity of between one (1) year and two (2) years, the penalty imposed will equal 180 days of simple dividends, whether or not earned.
    4. If the Share Certificate Account has a term to maturity greater than two (2) years, the penalty will equal 270 days simple dividends, whether or not earned.
  3. Exceptions to Early Withdrawal Penalties: Early withdrawal penalties will not apply to:
    1. Withdrawals of credited dividends.
    2. Withdrawals of certificate funds during the ten (10) day grace period following the automatic renewal of the certificate.
    3. At our option, withdrawals made subsequent to the death of an account owner or a court or other body of competent jurisdiction declaring an account owner legal incompetent.
    4. Withdrawal made to effect a required distribution of funds from accounts which are part of a pension plan that qualifies or qualified for specific tax treatment under Section 401 or from accounts qualifying under Section 408 of the Internal Revenue Service code.
  4. Maturity and Renewal: Except otherwise stated in your Certificate Receipt, your Share Certificate Account will automatically renew upon the Maturity Date and on the Maturity Date of any renewal term unless you prevent renewal by withdrawing all of the funds in your Share Certificate Account. The renewal term will be equal to or closest to that of the initial term and at the dividend rate and APY in effect at that time for such a term. You may instruct us in person or in writing prior to the expiration of a ten (10) day grace period following maturity to renew or close the Share Certificate Account on a date of your choosing within the grace period. We can prevent renewal by providing you notice at least thirty (30) days before maturity. Funds will continue to earn dividends but at the rate of a new Share Certificate Account for the same term in effect on the Maturity Date until such date of closure or renewal. If automatically renewed, all funds in a Share Certificate Account as of the renewal date are considered to be principal. If the Share Certificate is no longer offered at the time of renewal the funds will be transferred to your Membership Share Savings Account.
  5. Notices: We will send you a written maturity notice at least thirty (30) days in advance of the Maturity Date of your Share Certificate Account.
  6. Unclaimed Property: Certificate accounts subject to unclaimed property laws may not be automatically renewed and may be surrendered to the applicable state in accordance with state laws.
  7. Lien on Shares: Subject to our lending policies, amounts on deposit in Share Certificate Accounts may be pledged as collateral security to your loans with us.
  8. Change in Terms: We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of Certificate Accounts at any time without notice to you, unless notice is required under applicable law.

Section III. Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to Specific Share Certificate Accounts

  1. IRA/Roth IRA/Coverdell Share Certificates: You may make unlimited additions up to your annual contribution limit into these accounts. There are no limitations on the frequency or timing of additions with the exception of the thirteen (13) month Bump Up Share Certificate (see details for Bump Up Share Certificates below).
  2. Bump Up Share Certificates: If your account has the Bump Up feature, we list the dividend rate and APY on your Certificate Receipt for your Bump Up Share Certificate account. Your Maturity Date will remain the same as stated on your Certificate Receipt.
    1. You have the option within each twelve (12) months of the current term for terms equaling or exceeding twenty-four (24) months, or once per term for Bump Up products with a term less than twenty-four (24) months, of exchanging the dividend rate for a new dividend rate that is currently offered on term share certificates at no cost to you.
    2. You have the option within each twelve (12) months of the current term for terms equaling or exceeding twenty-four (24) months, or once per term for Bump Up products with a term less than twenty-four (24) months, to make one (1) additional deposit. The maximum amount you can deposit is up to the original amount of the certificate at the start of the current term.
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