#pentagon credit union
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2930 EISENHOWER AVE
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314-4557
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (“PenFed”) serves more than 1.4 million members, including many in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country and offers a range of banking products and services, in addition to credit cards and loans.
On its personal banking side, PenFed offers savings accounts including checking accounts, Money Market accounts, Certificates, Coverdell Education Savings Certificates, and IRA accounts. PenFed’s Access America Checking earns dividends and comes with free online bill payment and mobile check deposit. PenFed’s regular savings account earns dividends, which are compounded daily and credited monthly. Money Market Savings accounts are available and come with free checks, have no regular service fees, and offer tiered rates of dividends for greater account balances. DepositAccounts.com has featured PenFed’s Certificates, referred to as ‘Money Market Certificates,’ repeatedly in the past for their competitive dividend rates. IRA accounts are also available, providing a retirement savings alternative.
PenFed online banking is a secure banking platform through which members can access their accounts, transfer funds, pay bills, and view transaction history. The credit union has optimized its website for mobile banking and released a mobile app to make account management easy and convenient on the go. The credit union introduced its ACH online transfer service in the spring of 2012, making it easy for members to transfer funds into and out of these liquid accounts.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union has more than $19 billion in assets. It was originally established in 1935 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The credit union serves members in each U.S. state and at military bases in Puerto Rico, Guam, and Okinawa. PenFed is federally insured by the NCUA.
Field of Membership Restrictions
You are eligible for membership through your employment, association membership, or volunteerism. Membership is open to anyone who is in the United States Military & Uniformed Services, an employee of a qualifying organization, an employee of the United States government, a relative or housemate of someone who is eligible, or anyone who lives or works at an eligible location. Additionally, your membership eligibility may also be established through either of National Military Family Association or Voices for America’s Troops. Membership into these two associations is open to anyone for low, one-time only donation or membership fee. – See Details
In the latest version of the PenFed CD application, the early withdrawal penalty changed from the 6 month (for 5 year)/1 year (for = 5 year). It is now expressed in a percentage. I have no idea if it is retroactive to CDs already in existence, but I hope not. Early Withdrawal Penalties. All requests for early withdrawal must be in writing. In the event of early withdrawal, one of the following penalties shall apply: 1) Six-month Money Market Certificates. a) If redeemed within 90 days of the issue date or any renewal date, all dividends will be forfeited. b) If redeemed thereafter, but prior to the maturity date, dividends for 90 days will be forfeited. 2) Certificates Having a Term Greater Than Six Months. a) If redeemed within the first year, all dividends will be forfeited. b) If redeemed thereafter, but prior to the maturity date, the early withdrawal penalty will equal 30% of what would have been earned if the certificate had been held to mat