Certificates

A Certificate is a low-risk investment option

A Certificate locks up your savings for a set period of time, and earns higher rates than a basic savings account. Small savers earn the same great rates as big depositors at Stanford FCU, and the longer your term, the higher your rate. Become a member first, then open your Certificate in Online or Mobile Banking.

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Features

  • Open a Certificate with as little as $1,000
  • After you open your Certificate, check out our Companion Account—it’s a basic savings account that earns a high rate when partnered with a Certificate
  • Terms up to 60 months
  • Deposits are federally insured by the NCUA to at least $250,000 (Individual Retirement Accounts up to an additional $250,000)

Certificate Rates

Premium Share Certificate Rates for Partners & Ambassadors

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Term Dividend Rate
(Minimum $1,000)
Annual Percentage Yield
Minimum $1,000
3 months 0.35% 0.35%
6 months 0.40% 0.40%
7-Month No Penalty 0.60% 0.60%
12 months 0.65% 0.65%
18 months 0.70% 0.70%
24 months 0.75% 0.75%
36 months 0.80% 0.80%
48 months 0.90% 0.90%
60 months 1.00% 1.00%

Share Certificate Rates

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Term Dividend Rate
(Minimum $1,000)
Annual Percentage Yield
Minimum $1,000
3 months 0.15% 0.15%
6 months 0.20% 0.20%
7-Month No Penalty 0.40% 0.40%
12 months 0.45% 0.45%
18 months 0.50% 0.50%
24 months 0.55% 0.55%
36 months 0.60% 0.60%
48 months 0.70% 0.70%
60 months 0.80% 0.80%

Effective 9/28/2021

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Dividends are compounded and paid monthly. Once a Certificate is opened, the rate remains fixed through maturity. Early withdrawal penalties apply and may reduce earnings. The 7-Month No Penalty Certificate may be closed after seven (7) calendar days from opening with no penalty. Membership eligibility is required.