Earn 1.60% APY on your money with an Alliant High-Rate Savings Account.
Get upfront pricing, guaranteed savings, and a discounted rate on your auto loan. Members save an average of $3,383 off MSRP.
Earn top dollar with rates up to 2.70%APY.
Earn rewards, get cash back or take advantage of a low standard variable rate.
Tired of big bank certificate rates that earn almost nothing? Try the alternative — an Alliant Credit Union Certificate that gives you the returns you deserve. Pick your maturity date and start earning today!
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Do you have an extra $1,000+ that you won't need to use soon? A certificate is the perfect way to use your money knowing you'll be earning top dollar. An Alliant Credit Union Certificate gives you an even better interest rate on your money than you would get in a savings account because we know that the money won’t be withdrawn for an extended period.
Certificates are often referred to as CDs, non-liquid accounts, or time deposits. Almost all banks offer certificates, but with an Alliant Credit Union Certificate, you'll get a rate of return that is far above industry averages.
A certificate is a very safe investment. Even if you need to withdraw the money before you expect, you won’t lose any of the principal that you invested.
You can plan for life's big moments by picking your maturity date from 12 months to 5 years. Alliant Credit Union Certificates offer top market dividend rates on the timetable you set.
Because bigger is better, we'll pay you even more if your certificate is for $25,000 or more (a.k.a. a "jumbo" certificate)!
Use our highly flexible certificates to generate even more savings by creating a certificate ladder.
You can choose to withdraw the dividends earned on the certificate. Dividend withdrawals may reduce earnings, but there are no penalties.
When you open your Alliant Credit Union Certificate, you'll choose a maturity date between 12-60 months. If you need to withdraw funds before the maturity date, you may incur an early withdrawal penalty. You will never lose principal after your certificate has been opened for more than seven days.
1-7 days: 7 days of dividends
For 12-17 month term certificates: dividends earned for the number of days the certificate is open (up to max of 90 days of dividends)
For 18-23 month term certificates: dividends earned for the number of days the certificate is open (up to max of 120 days of dividends)
For 24-60 month term certificates: dividends earned for the number of days the certificate is open (up to max of 180 days of dividends)
There may be exceptions to early withdrawal penalties.
There are four easy ways to open an Alliant Credit Union Certificate:
(Please note Coverdell ESA and IRA accounts cannot be opened through online banking.)
Log in to online banking and select "Open an Account."42
Call us at 800-328-1935 for personal assistance.
Print and mail our certificate application.
Visit us at an Alliant Branch.
We’re always here to help. Call an Alliant investments expert at 800-328-1935. We’ll help guide you towards the perfect credit union certificate for your unique situation.
Please Note: In order to open a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, or Coverdell ESA certificate, you must open the respective account type first. For example, to get a traditional IRA certificate, first you must open a traditional IRA account.
Minimum deposit of $1,000
You don’t need access to your funds for at least 12 months, and you’d like to increase your investment returns
You are saving for retirement with before-tax money
You are saving for retirement with after-tax money
You are self-employed and saving for retirement
You are saving for a child’s education
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For your convenience, we offer four easy ways to open a Certificate:
You must have an active Alliant Savings Account or Alliant Trust Account with at least a $5 balance in the account before a Certificate can be opened.
Note: Certificate accounts cannot be opened through our automated phone banking service.
Dividends will post to the certificate monthly, on the last day of the month and at maturity. Dividends earned on your certificate will appear on your monthly statement. You can also verify dividends earned on your certificate through online banking and phone banking, our 24-hour automated phone service.
At our discretion, we may allow withdrawals from the account before maturity without imposing an early withdrawal penalty under one of the following circumstances:
Tax laws are subject to change. Contact a tax professional for more details.
The minimum deposit amount needed to open a certificate is $1,000. The minimum deposit for a jumbo certificate is $25,000.
Yes. You can have both joint owners or beneficiaries on your Alliant Certificate. To add a joint owner or beneficiary to your certificate account, print and complete an Account Ownership Delete/Add form or Beneficiary Delete/Add form.
No. You cannot make a change to the type or term of a certificate after it has been opened. Changes to the type or term can only be made at maturity.
Yes. You must have or establish an IRA with Alliant prior to opening an IRA certificate. Additionally, the type of certificate must coincide with the type of IRA. For example, if you have a Roth IRA, you can only open a Roth Certificate. IRA certificates cannot be opened under a trust account.
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First of all I would like to comment on the CU savings/checking accts. I have been a member since Alliant was the UA credit union and all I can say it is all 5 star (the highest) The competitive rates plus ease of banking is fantastic and I have referred friends and relatives to Alliant. The Certificate is a good program but would like to see the term reduced to 6 month. I was burned during my last Certificate when my Cert rate ended up lower than the standard savings rate for several months.This is especially true when rates are climbing like they are at this time. The Visa is another story.. I changed to the Alliant Visa since the rate was 3%. In all fairness, I have been getting the 3 percent but the mechanics in acquiring month to date balances plus requesting the monthly 3% cash return is cumbersome and requires numerous steps. Asking for help is another challenge since the Alliant rep usually advises to call Visa direct. But Visa doesn't handle the cash returns and another call is required to this department. In the past I was used to having my monthly balance, pending purchases and available cash back on one page.
Good rates an fair pricing make Alliant Credit Union worth looking into. Once a member, expect reliable customer servlce.
Alliant is one of the banks that keeps up with the competition, unlike other much larger but stingy banks such as BofA. Bank account interest rates have finally started creeping up and Alliant leads the pack! It is easy to do business online and am fortunate to have a local branch in the East Bay of San Francisco if ever needed. I easily transfer monies to & from other banks. My only complaint is phoning Customer Service after hours. If I need reliable answers I must wait to call during their business hours CST. Even then I occasionally find it necessary to call more than once to make sure the answers I receive are the same from one customer rep to another.
Bottom line I am quite pleased I moved my monies to Alliant with a credit rating that keeps me worry-free.
Would like to see cd times going to 6 month options.
Alliant certificates are easy to open and monitor, and the interest is really good compared to banks.
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