Savings Accounts

Membership Savings

  • Competitive rates.
  • Savings accounts are known as share accounts.
  • As a member, you are part owner of the financial cooperative of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union.
  • Your initial $25 deposit is held in a Share 1 account, collecting interest throughout membership.
  • Easily open sub accounts to designate special savings.

Money Market Accounts

  • A smart place to stash some extra cash
  • Higher APR* than a regular share savings account
  • Minimum deposit balance requirement = $2,500
  • Dividends paid monthly
  • Maximum of 4 withdrawals or transfers per month**
  • Accessed in branch or via a phone call during regular business hours
  • Tiered dividend rates, ideal deposit amount = $75,000 based on current tiered rate structure

*Rates subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

** Exceeding the maximum withdrawals or transfers in a month will cause the Money Market Account to be closed and forfeiture of accrued dividends. The account is eligible to be reopened in the following quarter.

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Health Savings

  • Prepare for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
  • Contribution limits: Single $3,850/Family $7,750.
  • If you are aged 55 and older, you may add $1,000 to the above listed limits.

The facts about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs):

  • You must become a member of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union to use our HSA account.
  • You must have a high deductible health insurance plan to save in an HSA: Additional information.
  • You are able to contribute to your HSA account with cash, check or direct deposit.
  • Currently, our HSA program provides direct withdrawal from the account via checks.
  • Southern Chautauqua FCU provides our members with one box of free checks each year.
  • You will be responsible to keep receipts that substantiate your withdrawals for medical expenses.
  • Health Savings Accounts are subject to government regulations and IRS reporting. SCFCU reports as regulated.
  • The information packet and startup forms can be found at any of our branches.

HSA Eligibility Exceptions

  • Medicare recipients are not eligible to make contributions.
  • VA medical benefit recipients are not eligible to make contributions.
  • Person(s) on a COBRA plan are not eligible to make contributions.
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