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Dreaming of sunny beaches, a fabulous retirement or something special? You could be earning more on your hard-earned money—with extra flexibility to choose your rate and term.

Certificate Special Offer Rates

Our current Certificate Special Offers are best for:

  • Getting a quick and easy introduction to certificates
  • Kick-starting your savings goals 
  • Saving at competitive rates 

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Certificate special offers
Product Minimum Deposit Term Dividend Rate APY
Special EasyStartSM Certificate1 $50 12 months 5.16% 5.30%
18-Month EasyStartSM Share Certificate2 $50 18 months 4.59% 4.70%

Short-Term Certificate Rates (Share, IRA, ESA) 3

Short-term certificates are best for:

  • Enjoying increased dividend rates coupled with shorter term lengths
  • Individuals who are interested in making a single deposit
  • Having the freedom to renew the certificate after the maturation date

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Short Term Certificates Rate Table
Term $1K Minimum APY $20K Minimum APY $100K Minimum APY
3 Months 2.75% 2.75% 2.80%
12 Months 4.80% 4.80% 4.85%
18 Months 4.50% 4.50% 4.55%
24 Months 4.20% 4.20% 4.25%

Rates as of Apr 15, 2024 ET.

The APY is an annualized rate that reflects estimated dividend earnings based on the dividend rate and frequency of compounding. 
Penalties apply for early withdrawals from certificate accounts. Offering rates may change. Dividends compounded daily, credited monthly. 

Long-Term Certificate Rates (Share, IRA, ESA)3

Long-term certificates are best for:

  • Individuals who don't need flexible access to savings 
  • Setting aside funds for several years at a time
  • Safely ensuring money growth despite possible market fluctuations

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Long Term Certificates Rate Table
Term $1K Minimum APY $20K Minimum APY $100K Minimum APY
3 Years 4.00% 4.00% 4.05%
5 Years 3.80% 3.80% 3.85%
7 Years 3.80% 3.80% 3.85%

Rates as of Apr 15, 2024 ET.

The APY is an annualized rate that reflects estimated dividend earnings based on the dividend rate and frequency of compounding. 
Penalties apply for early withdrawals from certificate accounts. Offering rates may change. Dividends compounded daily, credited monthly. 

SaveFirst Account Rates3

SaveFirst Accounts are best for:

  • Saving money for a special occasion without being tempted to spend it
  • Making additional deposits to the account to reach your goal more quickly
  • Setting your own terms to match your goal date

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SaveFirst Account
Product Minimum Deposit Term Dividend Rate APY
SaveFirst Account $5.00 3–60 Months 0.40% 0.40%

The APY is an annualized rate that reflects estimated dividend earnings based on the dividend rate and frequency of compounding. Penalties apply for early withdrawals from certificate accounts. Offering rates may change. Dividends compounded daily, credited monthly.

EasyStart Certificate Rates (Share, IRA, ESA)3

EasyStart Certificates are best for:

  • Saving at a higher rate of return with a low minimum deposit
  • Making additional deposits at any time
  • Enjoying flexible term lengths

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EasyStart Certificates Rate Table
Term Minimum Deposit Dividend Rate APY
12 Months $50.00 4.64% 4.75%
18 Months $50.00 4.35% 4.45%
24 Months $50.00 4.07% 4.15%

Rates as of Apr 15, 2024 ET.

The APY is an annualized rate that reflects estimated dividend earnings based on the dividend rate and frequency of compounding.
Penalties apply for early withdrawals from certificate accounts. Offering rates may change. Dividends compounded daily, credited monthly.

Subject to IRS annual contribution limits for IRAs.


Frequently Asked Questions

They’re pretty similar. The difference is whether you open an account at a credit union or a bank. You can get share certificates at credit unions (not-for-profit) and CDs at banks (for profit).

They typically earn a higher savings rate than you'd get with a traditional savings account. Plus, they’re federally insured, which means they're a great, low-risk way to boost your savings. And, because you open them for a specific period of time, it's easier to make saving a habit. At Navy Federal, you can ignite your savings with some of the best rates in the industry!

How to Choose the Best Certificate for You

  1. The first thing you’ll need to decide is how long you can leave your money untouched. In general, the longer your certificate’s term, the higher your rate will be.
  2. Next, see if the certificate requires a minimum deposit amount and, if so, whether it fits your budget. You’ll also need to know if there’s a maximum amount you can deposit.
  3. Then, you’ll determine if the certificate you’re choosing will allow you to make additional deposits after opening, or if you can only make a one-time deposit.
  4. Finally, find out what types of penalties are involved if you withdraw money early.

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Disclosures

1

Limit one Special EasyStart Certificate per member. The Special EasyStart Certificate has a $50 minimum balance and a $3,000 maximum contribution limit. Additional deposits are allowed at any time subject to the maximum contribution limit. Certificate owner(s) age 18 and older must have direct deposit* or a payroll allotment and a Navy Federal checking account within 90 days of the certificate issue date. If these requirements have not been satisfied by the 90th day, your Special EasyStart Certificate dividend rate will be adjusted to the prevailing dividend rate of the 12-month EasyStart Certificate for the remainder of the certificate's term. At maturity, the Special EasyStart Certificate will automatically renew and any amount exceeding the $3,000 maximum contribution limit will be transferred to your Membership Savings Account unless instructed otherwise.

*You may qualify for direct deposit if you have (1) a recurring ACH from employer, military pay, or certain government agency pay or benefits in your name that is deposited into a Navy Federal deposit account where you are Primary or Secondary Owner; OR (2) Mobile deposits, ATM deposits, or Branch deposits totaling at least $500 and recurring for at least three out of four consecutive months that are deposited into Navy Federal deposit accounts where you are Primary Owner; OR (3) monthly Non-payroll ACH totaling at least $500 and recurring for at least three out of four consecutive months that are deposited into Navy Federal deposit accounts where you are Primary Owner; OR (4) monthly Non-payroll ACH totaling at least $500 and recurring for at least three out of four consecutive months that are deposited into Navy Federal deposit accounts where you are Secondary Owner.

2

This offer, including the stated Annual Percentage Yield (APY), is effective April 8, 2024. Navy Federal reserves the right to end or modify this offer at any time. The rate is applicable to the 18-Month EasyStartSM Share Certificate only.  Minimum purchase amount of $50. No maximum purchase amount. Offer not available for IRA or ESA certificates. Additional deposits are allowed. Penalties may apply for early withdrawals from certificate accounts. Other restrictions may apply.

This Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of 4/8/2024. This APY is an annualized rate that reflects estimated earnings based on the dividend rate and frequency of compounding. Dividends compounded daily, credited monthly. Penalties may apply for early withdrawals from certificate accounts. Offering rates may change. Other restrictions may apply.

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Rates as of 04/15/2024