What Everyone Should Know About Savings Accounts
- Putting money aside allows you peace of mind that you are prepared for any type of expense, including unexpected emergencies, repairs, and opportunities. Setting goals for saving can vary from small emergency funds to saving for large purchases to long-term savings for retirement.
- Saving money doesn't always have to be hard work. You can easily set up a direct deposit or automatic transfer of funds directly to your savings account to make saving convenient and hassle-free. Set up recurring transfers within Online Banking by selecting Transfers/New and using the drop down field to select the transfer frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly) or speak with a Member Service Representative for assistance.
- Are you saving for something special? You can open a secondary savings account to keep those funds separate from other savings balances. Naming the secondary account (Pet Expenses, Vacation Fund, Wedding Money, etc) will also be a constant reminder that you are working toward achieving a savings goal. Opening a secondary savings account can be done from the comfort of your home within Online Banking. Log into your Online Banking and navigate to the Services tab/Open Sub Account option. Follow the steps to open a secondary account. Once the account is opened simply assign a pseudo name by navigating to the Settings menu and selecting the Account option.
PRIMARY SHARE ACCOUNT
A Primary Share Savings account is your personal part of 1st Community Credit Union. Maintaining $5.00 in your Savings account makes you a member and allows you to take advantage of other 1st CCU products and services.
SECONDARY SHARE ACCOUNT
A Secondary Share Savings account is a convenient way to save for something specific, such as Pet Expenses, Vacation, a down payment on a new home, wedding expenses, etc.
ULTIMATE SAVINGS ACCOUNT
With a minimum opening deposit of $1000, you’ll earn a higher dividend rate and there are no fees. If your balance falls below the $1000 minimum a reduced dividend will apply.
MONEY MARKET SHARE DRAFT ACCOUNT
With a minimum opening deposit of $1000, you’ll earn a higher dividend rate and have the ability to write checks. Access to your funds is easy – unlimited transactions in person, or you may clear up to 3 checks per month from this account. (Service charges apply for more than 3 checks per month).
Certificates are available in a variety of terms and rates. When you purchase a certificate, your rate is guaranteed for the term you select, with penalties for early withdrawal.
Subject to minimum opening deposit requirements. Contact 1st CCU for details.
NON-INTEREST BEARING SHARE ACCOUNT
This account is designed for nonprofit organizations. This account allows you complete access and insured safety without earning dividends.
CHRISTMAS CLUB ACCOUNT
Open with as little as $25.00 and save throughout the year. The balance of your account is available for withdrawal on November 1, just in time for the season's shopping.