You should diversify your savings portfolio just like your investments. Financial experts recommend giving your savings as much chance as growth as possible. Here’s a look at a great choice for diversifying your savings: a certificate account.
What is a certificate account?
A certificate account is an insured savings account with a fixed dividend rate and a fixed date of maturity. The funds in these accounts grow at a dividend rate that is usually higher than those on typical share savings accounts and some money market accounts.
How is a certificate account different from a savings account?
There are many differences between these accounts, but the main one is the accessibility. A savings account has minimal restrictions on in-branch withdrawals. The funds in a certificate account can’t be withdrawn without penalty until the maturity date.
Terms and conditions of certificate accounts.
You can open up a DoverPhila certificate account today. However, there are some basic requirements, such as a minimum opening balance and committing to keeping the money in the account for a set amount of time.
Is a certificate account for everyone?
While keeping your savings in a certificate can be an excellent way to diversify your savings, it’s not for everyone. Only open a certificate account if you are fairly certain you do not need to access the funds before the maturity date.
What are the advantages of diversifying your savings through a certificate account?
Here are some of the most popular reasons people choose to open a certificate:
- Low risk. DoverPhila certificate accounts are federally insured by NCUA, so you can rest easy knowing your money is safe.
- Higher dividend rates. Certificates offer all the security of savings accounts, but with higher yields.
- Locked-in rates. The APY of your certificate is set when you open it and is locked in until maturity date.
If a certificate account sounds like the perfect choice for you, stop by your closest credit union location today to learn more. We’re committed to giving your money its best chance at growth.