This disclosure supplements your Membership Disclosure Statement, Membership Card, and Certificate Account Agreement and Receipt. Specific terms of your account(s) are included in your receipt documenting the opening of your account(s). Please note that we call our dividend-bearing term share accounts "Certificate Accounts." Your periodic statement will give you current status such as dividends earned. Please keep all these documents together for your records.
You must open and maintain a $5 minimum balance in a Prime Share Account before you can open any other account or obtain any service from the Credit Union. Please refer to the Membership Disclosure Statement.
Dividends begin to accrue on the business day you make a deposit regardless of whether the deposit is cash or non-cash, but do not accrue on the date of withdrawal for the amount of the withdrawal. Dividends are paid on a monthly basis on the last day of each month following the end of each dividend period. If you close your account before dividends are posted, we may credit any accrued dividends at the time you close your account. Dividends are compounded monthly on a 365/365 basis, (366/366 basis during leap years) using the daily balance method. The dividend rate is divided by 365 days a year (366 days a year during leap years) to determine the daily periodic rate. The daily periodic rate is then calculated against the principal balance in the account each day.
At the Credit Unions discretion, we may change the dividend rate and applicable Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on your account at any time without prior notice. We advise members to periodically inquire at their branch or by calling 1-800-877-8328 or 707-449-4000 about current rates.
ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD (APY)
The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is a percentage rate that measures the total amount of dividends paid on an account based on the dividend rate and the frequency of compounding for a twelve-month period. The stated Annual Percentage Yield assumes that dividends remain in the account until maturity. Withdrawal of dividends before maturity will reduce earnings.
A renewal notice will be sent to your address of record thirty days in advance of the maturity date. Unless we receive notification from you before the end of the grace period, your Certificate Account will automatically renew on the maturity date for a new term that will be the same as the original term with the dividend rate adjusted at each automatic renewal to the dividend rate being paid by the Credit Union on that date for Certificate Accounts with similar terms and balances. Please note, however, dividend rates and yields may not yet have been determined, but will be determined on the date of maturity. Please call (800) 877-8328 or (707) 449-4000 to obtain the rate(s) applicable on the maturity date of your Certificate Account.
Certificate Specials will automatically renew on the maturity date at the nearest available standard term and dividend rate. For example, an 18-month promotional certificate will renew for the term and corresponding dividend rate of a 12-month certificate account. If the promotional certificate is for a term of less than 6 months, it will automatically renew on the maturity date at the 6-month term and dividend rate.
Offer applies to new members that open a TCU checking account with direct deposit as well as existing members with no checking account that open a new checking account with direct deposit or have a checking account and no direct deposit and sign up for direct deposit, or have a current checking and direct deposit. Direct deposits require a minimum of three (3) deposits, totaling $2,000 or more, within 90 days of account opening. Each direct deposit must be at least $200. If minimum direct deposit requirements are not met, the certificate will revert to the Base Dividend Rate for the entire 4-month term. This may result in a deduction of earned dividends and/or reduction of the principal balance if dividends are withdrawn. Minimum to open a TCU checking account is $50. Limit one 4-month certificate promotion per member. Certificate will automatically renew on the maturity date at the standard 6-month term and dividend rate. We reserve the right to change or discontinue this program at any time. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
TERMS NO LONGER OFFERED
Some certificate account products may be discontinued from time to time. A renewal notice will be sent to your address of record thirty days in advance of the maturity date. This notice will advise you if the maturing certificate is for a term that will no longer be offered. If you do not advise us of your decision regarding the certificate and what term you elect, the certificate will automatically renew on the maturity date at the nearest available term and dividend rate, not to exceed the term of the original certificate. For example, a 7-month certificate might renew for the term and corresponding dividend rate of a 6-month certificate account.
You have six (6) calendar days after the maturity date to withdraw funds without incurring an early withdrawal penalty or to change the terms of your Certificate Account. However, your Certificate Account will not automatically renew if you withdraw the funds in your Certificate Account after a maturity date and within the six (6) calendar day grace period. If you do withdraw funds during the grace period, Certificate Account dividends will not be paid on those funds after maturity date.
You cannot make additional deposits to certificate accounts during their term (other than credited dividends, if this election is made at the time the account is opened). You cannot make withdrawals from certificate accounts without penalties with the exception of withdrawals that occur on, or within six days after the maturity date. The minimum withdrawal amount is $500.
A minimum of $50,000 is required to establish a Certificate Laddering Investment and receive the bonus rate at opening. Five certificates for a minimum of $10,000 each will be established. (A $10,000 one-year certificate, a $10,000 two-year certificate and so on until the last $10,000 certificate is for a five-year term. As each year's certificate matures, it will automatically renew for five-years, unless you notify us otherwise. This Certificate Laddering Strategy assumes that as each certificate matures it is re-invested for a five-year term, with the dividend rate and APY associated with a five-year Standard Certificate Account at that time. You may, however, withdraw the funds upon maturity and not have it be re-invested or notify us if you wish to elect a different term.
Statements are mailed to your address of record. For this reason, always keep the Credit Union informed if your mailing address changes. If you only have a Share Account and a Certificate Account, you will receive a statement at least once each calendar quarter. You will only receive a monthly statement when ATM, Electronic Transfer or Call-24 activity has occurred. If you have an active Share Draft (Checking) Account, you will automatically receive a statement each month, even if no ATM, Electronic Transfer or Call-24 activity has occurred. Statements are mailed at the convenience of the Credit Union, usually near the beginning of the month. If you would like a statement prior to the time one is normally furnished, you can request a printout of account history from the branch. The charge for this special printout service is listed in the Schedule of Fees and Charges.
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL
Travis Credit Union reserves the right to require 60 days written notice of your intention to withdraw or transfer shares. Withdrawals from an Individual Retirement Account that result in the closure of the IRA plan will subject the account to an IRA Transfer or Closure Fee. Please refer to our Fee Schedule for additional information regarding this fee.
EARLY WITHDRAWAL PENALTY
Penalties are deducted whether or not the dividend has been earned, and may result in a reduction in the principal balance. The penalty will also result in a lower APY.
For terms of 182 days to 364 days, the Standard Penalty will be an amount equal to 90 days dividends on the amount withdrawn, whether earned or not. For terms of 365 days or more the Standard Penalty will be an amount equal to 180 days dividends on the amount withdrawn, whether earned or not.
REPLACEMENT COST PENALTY
In a rising rate environment, the Replacement Cost Penalty method may be used. The Replacement Cost Penalty is calculated using the Standard Penalty method described above applied against a dividend rate variance. The dividend rate variance is the difference between the rate currently being paid on your certificate account, and the rate we would pay on a new certificate with the same term. If, on the date of withdrawal, the rate we would pay on a new certificate is less than the rate on your original certificate, or we do not offer the term of your current certificate, then the Standard Penalty will apply.
WAIVER OF PENALTIES:
The penalties will be waived if the withdrawal is made: (a) after the death of the member-owner of the Share Certificate; (b) for any other reason which the law establishes as a valid condition for the waiver of an early withdrawal penalty, (c) on the basis of a required minimum distribution of an IRA recognized by federal law; (d) as an incident of the liquidation of the Credit Union; or, (e) after the failure of the Credit Union to pay a dividend within 10 days after the agreed date.
This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.