Spectrum Credit Union Savings Accounts & CD Rates

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Spectrum Credit Union Rates Reviewed

Spectrum Credit Union provides personal savings accounts including competitive CD rates, money market accounts, and savings accounts. This guide will compare Spectrum Credit Union savings account, money market, and CD rates to other top bank rates in the United States. 

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Spectrum Credit Union CD Rates

Minimum DepositTerm (Months)APY
$500120.55%
240.55%
360.60%
480.60%
600.70%
$100,000 120.60%
240.60%
360.65%
480.65%
600.75%
$250,000 120.65%
240.65%
360.70%
480.70%
600.80%

Spectrum CU Savings & Checking Account Rates

Spectrum Credit Union RatesMinimum BalanceAPY
Primary Share Savings$25.000.30%
Member Checking$00.10%
HSA Checking$00.10%
New Solutions Checking$00.00%
MySavings Youth$07.00%
Accumulative IRA/ Roth IRA$00.30%

APY = Annual Percentage Yield 

CDs vs Fixed Annuity

A multi-year guaranteed annuity (MYGA) is essentially a CD that is issued by an insurance company rather than a bank. The table below compares and contrasts some of the key differences and similarities between the two.

 FIXED ANNUITYCD
Issued ByInsurance CompaniesBanks
Investment Amount$2,000 - $1,000,000Essentially Any Amount
Investment Term2 years - 10 years3 months - 5 years
Interest Rates (APY)Varies by product but usually higher than CDs.Varies by bank, term and investment amount.
LiquidityUsually, 10% annually or interest earned.Almost always accumulated interest.
GuaranteesBacked by Insurance Company & State Guaranty Associations.Backed by the FDIC.
Death BenefitMay avoid probate.Probate process required.

Today's Best Guaranteed Annuity Rates

Fixed annuity rates are guaranteed for a set number number of years.

Term InsurerAnnuityRatingRateApply
2 Years Oceeanview logo OceanviewHarbourview 2A-2.85%
3 Years Sagicor life logo SagicorMilestone 3A-3.50%
4 Years Sagicor life logo SagicorMilestone 4A-3.70%
5 Years Security sentinel life logo Sentinel SecurityPersonal ChoiceB++4.05%
6 Years Oceeanview logo OceanviewHarbourview 6A-4.30%
7 Years Security sentinel life logo Sentinel SecurityPersonal ChoiceB++4.10%
8 Years Oxford life logo Oxford LifeMulti-Select A3.80%
9 Years Oxford life logo Oxford LifeMulti-Select A3.65%
10 Years Atlantic coast life logo Atlantic Coast LifeSafe HavenB++4.15%

Types of Annuities Overview

Type of Annuity/
Features
Variable
Annuity
Index
Annuity
Fixed
Annuity
Immediate
Annuity
Longevity
Annuity
Principal ProtectionNoYesYesYesYes
Liquidity OptioinsYesYesYesNoNo
Maintain Control of AssetYesYesYesNoNo
Tax-DeferralYesYesYesNoNo
Guaranteed RORNoNoYesNoNo
Guaranteed IncomeYesYesYesYesYes
Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)YesYesNoYesYes
Death BenefitYesYesYesYes/NoYes/No
LTC EnhancementsYesYesYesNoNo

Today's Top CD Rates

3 Month CD Rates

Best 3-Month CD RatesRateTermMinimum
Spectrum Credit Union 0.50% APY3 Months$500.00
Navy Federal Credit Union0.40% APY3 Months$1,000.00
Chevron Federal Credit Union0.50% APY3 Months$500.00
Luana Savings Bank0.55% APY3 Months$1,000.00

12 Month CD Rates

Best 12 Month CD RatesRateMinimum
Live Oak 1.75% APY$2,500.00
Limelight Bank1.25% APY$1,000.00
Lafayette Federal Credit Union0.80% APY$5,000.00
CommunityWide FCU0.75% APY$1,000.00

2 Year CD Rates

Best 2-Year CD RatesRateTermMinimum
Connexus Credit Union 2.86% APY24 Months$5,000
Oceanview Harbourview Annuity2.85% APY24 Months$20,000
Popular Direct2.30% APY 24 Months$10,000
BMO Harris2.25% APY24 Months$1,000
PenFed Credit Union1.25% APY24 Months$1,000

3 Year CD Rates

Best 3-Year CD RatesRateTermMinimum
Sagicore Milestone 33.50% APY36 Months$100,000
Connexus Credit Union 3.01% APY36 Months$5,000
My Banking Direct1.40% APY36 Months$500
Lafayette Federal Credit Union1.01% APY36 Months500

4 Year CD Rates

Best 4-Year CD RatesRateTermMinimum
Sagicor3.70% APY48 Months$100,000
Connexus Connexus Credit Union Credit Union 3.11% APY48 Months$5,000
NASA Federal Credit Union1.70% APY48 Months$500
Teachers Federal Credit Union1.30% APY48 Months$1000

5 Year CD Rates

Best 5-Year CD RatesRateTermMinimum
Milestone 53.85% APY60 Months$100,000
Connexus Credit Union3.21% APY60 Months$5,000
BMO Harris2.80% APY60 Months$1,000
Teachers Federal Credit Union1.65% APY60 Months$1000

CD Interest Calculator

Use the interest calculator below to see how much interest an annuity or CD will pay you monthly. Enter your initial investment amount, the fixed annuity or CD rate and term in the calculator below then hit CALCULATE.  

What is a CD (Certificate of Deposit)?

Definition: A CD, or certificate of deposit, is a bank account with a fixed interest rate that’s generally higher than that of a regular savings account, and a fixed date of withdrawal, known as the maturity date. Common terms range from three months to five years.

Pros: The ability to lock in rates when they’re high is one of the most attractive features of a CD, especially since regular savings accounts have variable rates subject to change at any time. Even outside of high-rate environments, though, CDs provide a safe, federally insured place for short-term savings.

Cons: You’ll generally have to pay a penalty if you withdraw your money before a CD matures; the penalty can be equal to several months or a year’s worth of interest.

What else to consider: Fixed Annuities provide guaranteed rates for a set number of years and typically pay higher interest rates than a CD.

How Much Interest Do CD's Pay?

Use our compound interest calculator to see how much a Certificate of Deposit will pay you monthly or annually. 

How to Calculate a CD Rate's Real Rate of Return

In 18 of the past 30 years, CDs have had a negative return (after taking into account the impact of taxes and inflation), and in three of the positive years, they earned less than a 1% real rate of return.

Have you considered the impact that taxes have on interest?  Or, have you accounted for the impact inflation may have on your overall rate of return?

Generally, the interest received in these types of vehicles may not keep pace with inflation. This could mean lower purchasing power for you over time. Also, at renewal, a new rate along with a new withdrawal penalty may apply.

Here’s a quick way to determine your CD’s real rate of return:

Diagram showing how to calculate the real rate of return of a cd rate using a 3-step process.

Frequently Asked Questions


While not FDIC insured, State Guaranty Associations provide a safety net for their state’s annuity policyholders. These Guaranty Associations guarantee policyholders continue to receive coverage (up to the limits spelled out by state law) even if their insurer is declared insolvent. Source: “Learn to Invest, Investment Types, Annuities, Fixed Annuities.”  Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Visit FINRA’s Fixed Annuities Webpage

You can not lose money in a fixed annuity. However, guarantees are backed by the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company so it is important to consider an insurer’s financial rating when shopping for an annuity.

Fixed Annuities do not have any fees or expenses unless you add an additional rider that was not mentioned on this page.

A no-penalty CD is a type of CD that doesn’t have a penalty for withdrawing money before the term ends. It can be appealing if you want the traditionally higher yield of a CD, compared to regular savings accounts, but you might need the money sooner than you expect.

Most CDs have an early withdrawal penalty that tends to range from several months to a year’s worth of interest earned, depending on the CD term length and the bank’s policy. No-penalty CDs are the only type of CD that lets you withdraw money from a CD early without a fee.

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