The Credit Union will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day.

At Community First, we're here to help you maximize your savings so that you can focus on what's important to you. It's your money, why not let it work for you? Discover how we've helped thousands in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida meet their savings goals.

Call 904.354.8537 or stop by a branch near you.

Money Market Accounts

Our Money Market Accounts offer the perfect solution for members who want to broaden their investment portfolio and keep their funds flexible and accessible. Our money market accounts feature competitive interest rates that are  calculated daily and paid monthly. Money market accounts are also eligible for payroll deduction or direct deposit to help you start saving now!

  • No account fees
  • Competitively high interest rates
  • Interest is paid monthly
  • Money is federally insured up to $250,000
  • Requires $1,000 minimum deposit to open and $1,000 balance to earn interest
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Certificates of Deposit (CDs)

Certificates of Deposit (CDs) offer a diverse opportunity to increase revenue from dividends and make investments for short and long term gains. Terms begin at 3 months and extend to 60 months. The more you invest with your CD the more you stand to benefit from returns on interest.

Benefits and terms of a basic CD are:

  • $500 minimum deposit to open and maintain
  • Short and long term CDs, from 3 to 60 months
  • 60-month Adjustable Rate CD lets you take advantage of rising interest rates one time during the term
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Junior Jumbo CDs

  • Minimum opening deposit of $45,000
  • Short and long term CDs, from 3 to 60 months
  • 60-month Adjustable Rate CD lets you take advantage of rising interest rates one time during the term
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Jumbo CDs

  • Minimum opening deposit of $100,000
  • Short and long term CDs, from 3 to 60 months
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An initial deposit of $5, to be held in your Community First Savings (Share) Account, is required for membership. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam or St. Johns counties.


Definitions

The following applies to all of the above accounts, unless specifically stated.

Rate Information and Minimum Balance Requirements - You will be paid the dividend rate until first maturity or the one time rate adjustment for the 60 month adjustable rate certificate. The annual percentage yield is based on an assumption that dividends will remain in the account until maturity. A withdrawal will reduce the earnings. The required minimum balance is $100 to open a Youth Advantage Certificate and is $500 to open all other certificate accounts. Your dividend rate and annual percentage yield are determined by your original certificate purchase amount and applied to the full balance in the Certificate account.

Compounding and Crediting Frequency - The dividend period for this type of account is monthly. Unless otherwise paid, dividends will be compounded monthly. Dividends will be credited to your certificate account or to any deposit account every month.

Balance Computation Method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method, which applies a daily periodic rate to the principal balance in your certificate account each day.

Accrual of Dividends on Non-cash Deposits - Dividends will begin to accrue on the business day you deposit non-cash items (for example, checks) to your certificate account.

Transaction Limitations - After the certificate account is opened, you may not make additional deposits (add-ons) into this certificate account until the maturity date except for the Youth Advantage certificate account explained below.

60 Month Adjustable Account Certificate and Youth Advantage Certificate - You may change the dividend rate (and corresponding APY) one time on 60 month adjustable rate certificate. This change is a one-time option during the 60 month term of the certificate. You will have to make the decision to adjust the dividend rate to the current published 60 month adjustable certificate dividend rates. If you adjust the dividend rate, this new dividend rate would be fixed for the remainder of the 60 month certificate term. For the Youth Advantage Certificate, you have the ability to make multiple deposits of additional funds (add-ons) to the certificate account with a minimum deposit of $25 or more. The Youth Advantage Certificate is not eligible for the one-time dividend rate adjustment option.

Early Withdrawal Penalties - We may impose a penalty if certificate funds other than dividends are withdrawn prior to the maturity date. The penalty will be: a loss of 31 days dividends if the certificate term is between 3 and 5 months; a loss of 90 days dividends if the certificate term is 4 months through 11 months; a loss of 180 days dividends if the certificate term is 12 months or greater. The certificate principal balance may be reduced if necessary to effect the penalty. The penalty does not apply to any of the following withdrawals: withdrawal subsequent to the death of any owner; or if the account is part of a qualified individual retirement plan (IRA) and the withdrawal is to effect distribution of funds upon the participant’s disability or attainment of not less than 70 1/2 years of age.

Renewal Policies – All certificates, with the exception of 14 and 16 month promotional certificates, will automatically renew at maturity. You will have a grace period of 7 calendar days after the maturity date to withdraw the funds in the certificate account without being charged an early withdrawal penalty as described above. If you make a withdrawal on the 8th, 9th or 10th day after the 7-day grace period, dividends accrued will be forfeited.

National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund - Member accounts in Community First Credit Union are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.

Product offers, rates, terms and other information provided herein are subject to change without notice. Due to the occasional inaccessibility to our website which may be beyond our control, Community First Credit Union cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information provided herein. The information provided to you on our calculators is estimated and provided solely for your interactive enjoyment. The results are not guaranteed to be accurate. To verify current offers and rates, please call (904) 354-8537 or (800) 342-8416.