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You work hard to build a future. Make us a part of that foundation. With our complete range of savings and investment accounts, you can customize your accounts to fit your goals, choose terms and investment strategies that best suit your needs and get flexible, easy access to your funds. For additional security, your savings are also insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
Frequently Asked Questions
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP SAVINGS ACCOUNT*
Ease and convenience are important to you. That’s why we provide access to your Regular Savings account anytime through our 24-hour Automated Telephone Banking system, 30,000+ nationwide CO-OP Network ATMs, Debit Cards and our Online Banking system. Dividends are paid and compounded quarterly, allowing you to earn competitive rates on your account. Once you have this account, all other savings plans are open to you. This basic savings plan is for all members and is the basis for your membership.
* To open a Regular Membership Savings Account a one-time $2 fee is required, as well as a minimum $5 deposit into the new Regular Membership Savings Account.
HIGH YIELD SAVINGS**
If you want your funds to be liquid at all times while earning a higher rate of return than a regular savings account, this product is for you. You will receive a competitive rate of return, not to mention flexibility and convenience. With a balance of $2,500 or more, you can open a High-Yield Savings Account and earn daily dividends, paid monthly. You can also access your funds anytime using our 24/7 Automated Telephone Banking System, 30,000+ nationwide CO-OP Network ATM’s, Debit Cards and our Online Banking System.
**Members are permitted to make six remote (online, preauthorized, telephone transfer, auto transfer) withdrawals per month with a High Yield Savings Account.
Increase flexibility and savings. This account earns a higher rate of interest than a Regular Savings or Money Market account. And if you don’t like tying your money up for any length of time, you’re entitled to three fee-free withdrawals or transfers per calendar month, after which a $5 per-debit item fee will be assessed per occurrence. The result? A premium interest rate and the liquidity you need.
VACATION AND CHRISTMAS CLUB***
When it comes to setting aside money for a rainy day, we take out the work. These convenient accounts let you save gradually and earn dividends with no minimum balance requirement and no fees. You can also withdraw the funds at your convenience at any time. So whether it’s Christmas presents, quarterly tax submissions, vacations, graduation parties or private school tuition, earmark your savings the easy way.
*** There is a maximum of six monthly remote transfers allowed for Vacation and Christmas Club Accounts.
YOUTH | ROCK STAR SAVERS
Get your kids in tune with their money and make saving a fun and educational experience. Rock Star Savers is a program especially designed to teach kids that saving money — even a little at a time — can totally rock. Anyone 11 years and younger automatically becomes a Rock Star Saver when they open a regular share account, with a $5 minimum deposit. What’s more, your first $5 deposit is matched for an extra $5 reward. All you need? Your child’s Social Security number, Birth Certificate and a parent, guardian or adult relative with proper identification to be named on the account(s).
YOUTH | NEXTGEN
It can be tough for teens to pay for the stuff they need now, let alone save money for what’s next. We make it easy. The Nextgen savings program is developed specifically for teens (ages 12-17) and gives Nextgen members tons of options to manage their money. With this account, you’ll get a personal savings passbook to keep track of balances and transactions. And when you make your first deposit – we’ll spot you a $5 bonus.
We know it’s important for you to have access to your money. With a Zeal Credit Union Money Market account your funds will be liquid, and you will earn a competitive interest rate. Money Market accounts require a balance of $5,000 or more to open, and offer you some unique benefits.
Money Market accounts allow you to enjoy interest rates higher than regular savings accounts, plus the flexibility of limited check writing privileges. Dividends are compounded and credited to your account monthly, and you can write up to six checks per month. Federal regulations for this account require that you may perform no more than six “remote” transactions monthly. All Zeal Money Market accounts are subject to a low $6 monthly service fee.
The best part? The more you save, the more you earn!
View Our Competitive and Tiered Money Market Rates.
Wherever you are on the road to retirement, we have your best interests at heart. With as little as $5 you can open a Traditional, Roth, Coverdell (Education), or SEP Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and earn dividends. These funds can reduce your present tax burden. We also don’t charge start-up costs or maintenance fees and recommend automatic deposits.
The 2019 traditional and Roth IRA contribution limits have increased to $6,000 annually, and $7000 annually if you are age 50 or older. Educational IRA’s have increased to $2,000 annually. The SEP IRA contribution limit is up to 25% of your salary or $40,000 (subject to cost-of-living adjustments), whichever is less. If you don’t already have an IRA we can help find the best option for your needs.
Make every cent you earn count and create a productive retirement plan. Traditional IRA’s offer tax-deferred earnings and the possibility for tax-deductible contributions. This means you’re not taxed until these earnings are withdrawn. The ability to defer taxes and withdraw in a year when you may be in a lower tax bracket can mean more after-tax dollars in retirement. Call us at 800-321-8570 ext. 7400.
Want to boost your retirement savings? A Roth IRA can do just that. Although contributions to a Roth IRA are not tax deductible, earnings can be withdrawn tax free, along with the money you contribute to the Roth IRA. To take advantage of these generous incentives, you must conform to certain tax requirements to get the tax-free advantage. Call us at 800-321-8570 ext. 7400.
Whether college is two years away or ten, make saving for tuition a little easier. A Coverdell ESA is an Educational IRA designed to help you pay for your child’s educational expenses. Although your contributions aren’t tax deductible, this IRA offers you the potential for tax-free withdrawals, including earnings. We give it an A. Call us at 800-321-8570 ext. 7400.
If your business is small, your retirement plan doesn’t have to be. A SEP IRA (Simplified Employee Pension) is a retirement plan popular with many small business owners and self-employed individuals. A SEP IRA plan provides business owners with a simplified method to contribute toward their employees’ retirement as well as their own retirement savings. Contributions are made to an Individual Retirement Account set up for each plan participant.
*Zeal Credit Union is not licensed to offer tax advice. Please consult a tax advisor about your specific situation, or for information on any tax incentives you may be eligible for. Call us at 800-321-8570 ext. 7400.
We guarantee your interest — and peace of mind. Our Certificates of Deposit offer you the comfort of knowing your interest is guaranteed through the life of the term.
Certificates of Deposit offer guaranteed returns and are available with a broad range of maturity dates and investment tiers, each designed with a goal in mind. They earn substantially larger interest rates than regular shares and overnight funds. Terms range from 91 days to 60 months, with minimum opening deposits as low as $100. No deposits or withdrawals are allowed during the term of the certificate, but you can make deposits and withdrawals upon maturity of the certificate.