Earn More on Your Investment Today
If you have at least $500 to invest, Citadel Certificates, commonly referred to as CDs or Certificates of Deposit at other financial institutions, are a simple way to earn more and reach your savings goal sooner. Once the certificate matures, you can renew it or access your original investment, plus the return it earned. Choose a term, lock in a rate, and enjoy a guaranteed return on your investment.
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Have a savings goal? We have a Certificate for that. Let us help you choose the best Certificate for your nest egg. Call us today at (844) 499-0429.
Easy to Open
Current customers can open a Certificate right from Online Banking. Simply select 'Open An Account' from the main menu, and follow the steps to open and fund your new Certificate.
With rates that are consistently higher than other financial institutions, you can enjoy a guaranteed return on your investment.
Certificates are a great way to save for many important things in life, such as:
- A New Car
- Home Repairs
- A Vacation
- A New Home
Invest in any Citadel Certificate with as little as $500
Certificate Laddering Calculator
Typically you can receive higher interest rates on a certificate if you invest for a longer period of time. However, this lack of liquidity causes many people to choose shorter-term certificates at the expense of receiving the higher interest rates. Certificate Laddering is a strategy that gives you the benefit of receiving the higher-interest crediting rates of longer term certificates but still provide you with some liquidity. Use our calculator to see how much you can save!
CD Information and Assumptions
Number of years for analysis (0 to 5)
Marginal tax bracket (0 to 75%)
Interest Compounding Frequency
CD Interest rates
One Year (0 to 12%)
Two Year (if applicable)
Three Year (if applicable)
Four Year (if applicable)
Five Year (if applicable)
- Citadel is committed to helping you protect your hard-earned money.
- All Citadel deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 per member by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U.S. government.
- Communicate with us securely through our Online Banking secure messaging system.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Unless Citadel is notified in advance, the Certificate will renew for the same term at the current rate for that term on that date. Following the maturity date, there is 10-day grace period during which you can make changes to the term or deposit amount of the Certificate without penalty.
You have several options to view the maturity date of your Citadel Certificate:
- Log in to Online Banking and select your Certificate to view the details
- Call the Customer Service Center at (800) 666-0191
- Email Us
- Visit a Citadel branch
In addition, Citadel will mail a reminder to you approximately two weeks prior to the maturity date.
For a Certificate with a term of 12 months or less, 90 days of interest is assessed as a penalty.
For a Certificate with a term of more than 12 months, 180 days of interest is assessed as a penalty.
Multiple Certificates with different terms opened at that same time in order to get a higher tiered rates. This can be done by calling the Customer Service Center at (800) 666-0191 or visiting a Citadel branch.
Still have questions? Visit our help center.
Information accurate as of and is subject to change without notice. All rates expressed as Annual Percentage Yield (APY).Minimum balance to earn APY is $500. Fees may reduce earnings.
Minimum deposit of $500.
Early Withdrawal Provisions:
Citadel will impose a penalty if you withdraw any of the funds before the maturity date. The penalty imposed will equal 90 days of dividends on your account for account terms of one year or less and 180 days of dividends for accounts terms greater than one year.
Your Account will automatically renew at maturity. You will have a grace period of 10 calendar days following maturity to make withdrawals from or deposits to Your Account.
You may not make any deposits to this Account after it is established.
*Datatrac Data: Based upon an analysis of 2,197 banking locations in Philadelphia Metro as of 11/8/2017, Citadel Federal Credit Union's 5 year certificate of deposit (CD) at $10,000 outperformed the Philadelphia Metro average by 58%. 58% is the difference between the percent earned in interest between Citadel Federal Credit Union's rate at 2.35% APY compared to 1.49% APY for the Philadelphia Metro market average over the life of a 5 year certificate of deposit (CD) at $10,000 over 60 months. APY = Annual Percentage Yield. $10k balance. All rates and terms herein are subject to change without notice and may be subject to credit approval.
Federally insured by NCUA.