Freedom Credit Union is offering a hot new deal for mid-term CD shoppers.
Paying 1.71% APY on 30 months, the credit union’s yield tops the best 3-year return you can find on our CD Rates Leaderboard of nationally available bank certificates.
The promotion is also enough to earn Freedom its first spot since 2012 in our roundup of the country’s best credit union and community bank CDs.
With a name like Freedom, the credit union is unsurprisingly based in the Philadelphia area.
Anyone who lives, works, volunteers or worships in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties is eligible to join Freedom, as are employees of almost 300 affiliated employers.
Although existing members can open the certificate online, new members must visit one of Freedom’s half dozen branches, located in Philadelphia, Abington, Lansdale and Warminster.
The 30-month certificate special requires a minimum investment of $500 in new money.
Good as this offer is, you’re still always smart to check Bankrate’s extensive database of the day’s best CD rates before committing your funds to any certificate of deposit.