At United Teletech Financial, we're dedicated to helping you reach your financial goals. Are you attempting to save money for a future purchase? Want to build a nest egg? Our certificate accounts, also known as CDs, can help.
What Is a Certificate of Deposit Account?
A certificate of deposit, also known as a CD, is a form of savings account. Yet, by using a CD, you'll agree to keep those funds locked away until a specific maturity date. In return, you'll receive a better APY* than most traditional savings accounts can offer.
For example, our lowest term is 3 to 5 months with 10% APY. You can also obtain a term length as long as 60 months with a .75% APY. It all depends on your needs and financial goals.
United Teletech Financial offers a variety of certificates with varying rates and terms. The balance requirements range from $500 to $25,000, depending on the certificate you choose. View our current rates to see which CD will benefit you best.
The Benefits of a CD Account
There are many benefits of opening a CD account when you wish to make the most of your savings. Some of these benefits include:
- Safety: CDs are federally insured up to $250,000 per account. This means your cash is kept safe regardless of the market. Plus, CDs are a safer option for those who don't want to invest in stocks or bonds.
- Fixed APY: Due to the fixed APY on CDs, you can expect a specific amount of yield at your maturity date. Your APY will stay the same throughout the full term of your CD. This also makes it easy to create a financial plan that includes CD accounts.
- Better returns: CDs often result in a higher APY than traditional savings accounts, giving you more for your money. Plus, it's an added reward for saving.
Will You Benefit From a CD Account?
CDs aren't the best choice for everyone. If you use your savings account frequently or make frequent withdrawals, a CD might not be best for you. Yet, if you have some cash you'd like to put away for a distant rainy day, a CD is a great choice.
As always, it's important to discuss any financial decisions with a certified financial counselor. Our counselors can help you decide whether a CD is right for you and your family. Plus, due to changes in the market, it's always best to check rates for both savings account and CD options.
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*Annual percentage yield
*Fees may reduce earnings
*For information regarding early withdrawal penalities please see Section 8 of our Truth-in-Savings Disclosure.