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Navy Federal Credit Union was established in 1933 and amazingly only started out with 7 members. It has grown to be a sought after financial institution with over 3 million members to date. Navy Federal Credit Union brought in roughly $44 billion in assets for the second quarter in 2011. Perhaps this particular credit union is going so well because they faithfully practice the guidelines of a credit union. Each member has a vote, so…

Municipal Credit Union in New York, is a credit union backed by the NCUA and insured against deposits of $250,000. Municipal Credit Union offers a lot of banking products, enough to satisfy the eight million residents of New York, including: credit cards, deposit accounts, lending, etc. Municipal Credit Union CD Rates: 3-Month Share Certificate with min of $500 – 0.25% APY 6-Month Share Certificate with min of $500 – 0.35% APY 9-Month Share Certificate with…

Atlanta Postal Credit Union has some impressive banking rates in Atlanta, GA. This insured credit union offers some of the best savings rates I’ve seen compared to online savings. Atlanta Postal Credit Union is a member of the NCUA. Savings Rates: With a minimum of $50 to earn, you will yield 2.10% APY in the first quarter of 2010. Minimum Balance to Avoid Fees: None. An excessive withdrawal fee of $2 is charged for each…

Redstone Federal Credit Union currently has minimums to earn their rates. You must be a member to earn their rates. Rates are set by their board of directories and can change without warning. In addition to CDs, and Savings, they offer money market accounts, home loans, auto loans, checking, business accounts, investment and insurance services. Currently they offer a traditional IRA and Roth IRA Certificate: 18 Month CD that yields 0.90% with $5 minimum 24…

The debate over credit unions and banks is heating up ever since the financial crisis of 2008. After the bailout consumer attitude towards traditional banks took a nose-dive. I once held a national bank, one that didn’t do much sub-prime lending: US Bank, but the urge to move to a credit union was strong. [ad#Content 300×250] It seemed everybody I knew was moving to a credit union, disgusted by fees, upset by service and unhappy…

Once again banks are sticking it to their customers with new fees. Commercial banks are trying everyway possible to make up for lost overdraft fee income.  One of the new tactics that banks are trying is to abolish free checking and to hit their already cash strapped customers with account service charges. Beginning July 1st customers will have to pay for everything from checks and paper statements to fees for not using their debit card…