Altamaha Federal Credit Union Routing Number: 261272839

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Savings Accounts

AFCU SavingsWhen you become a member of the credit union a savings account is opened in your name. An initial deposit of $25 is required. All members must maintain a $25 balance in their savings account to remain a member, and demonstrate regular activity in their account to keep it open.

Other features of Regular Savings include:

  • A competitive interest rate paid monthly on the average daily balance in your savings account. Click here for current rate information.
  • Withdrawals: To withdraw money from your savings account, simply stop by a credit union branch or go to an ATM terminal.
  • Online access to your account.
  • Quarterly statements by mail.
  • Payroll deduction: You may have deposits to your savings account deducted directly from your paycheck.
  • If you have any other questions about regular savings accounts at Altamaha FCU, contact us.

Savings Certificates

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(Regular and IRA)

You can open a Regular Savings Certificate with a minimum balance of $1,000. Certificates are available with terms of six months to 60 months.

Features of our Savings Certificates include:

  • A fixed dividend for the term of the certificate.
  • Competitive dividend rates. Offered rates may change each week.
  • May be used as collateral for a loan.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Savings Certificates.

Individual Retirement Accounts

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Traditional IRA

Altamaha FCU offers a share savings IRA that pays a monthly interest rate. Six month up to 60 month certificates are also available. A minimum of $1,000.00 is required to set up a share certificate and a minimum of $2,000.00 in an IRA share certificate.

Individual Retirement Accounts are a smart way to save for the future. A traditional IRA can be opened and funded without any employer participation. Contributions and/or earnings are tax-deferred until retirement. Unlike may employer plans, money in the account is always accessible; however, until the age 59 ½ there is a 10 percent early distribution penalty unless you qualify for an exemption due to one of the following: disability, qualifying education expenses, unemployment, qualifying first-home purchases, death, or receipt of your IRA assets in equal payments over your life expectancy.

Members under age 70 1/2 may contribute to an IRA at a maximum of $5,500 per year for tax years 2014 - 2015. Members over 50 may contribute an additional $1,000.00 as a catch-up contribution.

For more information on a traditional IRA please contact the Member Services Department at the nearest branch office.

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Roth IRA

Roth IRAs differ from Traditional IRAs in that the money you contribute to a Roth IRA has already been taxed. So the principal amount is never subject to taxes or penalties in the future, as long as you stay within the contribution guidelines. This retirement plan allows the money you contribute to grow tax-deferred.

If you do not withdraw any of the earnings until you have had the plan for at least five years, or satisfy one of the qualifying events, those tax-deferred earnings become tax-free. Unlike the traditional IRA, there is no 70 1/2 age limit on making contributions. You simply need to have earned income equal to the amount you contribute up to a maximum of $5,500 per year for tax years 2014 - 2015. Members over 50 may contribute an additional $1,000.00 as a catch-up contribution.

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* The Credit Union provides no legal advice to members, and provides the foregoing information from a reliable resource to give our members a basic understanding of these services. You should consult with your tax or legal adviser regarding any particular and the current status of applicable federal and state laws.

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