Make the most of your money.
Certificates lock in your interest rate for a set period of time meaning you can’t touch the funds until the term ends without penalty. The longer the term, the higher the rate of return. Even better, certificates offer higher returns than most standard savings accounts and money market accounts (but hey, if you’re interested in those, we’ve got them too).
When your Certificate reaches maturity, you’re in total control. You can either withdraw the money or renew the Certificate to continue saving.
Explore your options and invest in your future with a risk-free savings strategy that locks in a competitive rate and term, from six months to five years.
“You Win” Certificates
For people who are looking for certificates with some flexibility, our “You Win” certificates are an excellent option. They offer members the ability to “bump” their interest rate one time over the term length if market rates rise, which could potentially earn them even more on their initial deposit.
For members who are looking to save for retirement, an individual retirement account certificate or IRA certificate is a stable solution that helps you save for that post-career lifestyle. They offer similar, if not slightly higher, interest rates than standard certificates and won’t lose value if market conditions change.
For financial flexibility, consider laddering your Certificate investments. This is a strategy where you open multiple Certificates at different term lengths, allowing you to take advantage of higher interest rates on longer terms while freeing up cash from short-term certificates. Some people choose to withdraw cash from the “younger” Certificates, while others choose to reinvest that cash in longer-term Certificates.
Before you start saving money in a Certificate, you should keep the following in mind:
- ABNB Certificates require a minimum deposit of $1,000
- Certificates are not freely accessible if you’re short on cash. Like withdrawals from a retirement account, you may face penalties if you withdraw funds before the Certificate matures.
Current member? Adding a certificate to your account is easy:
- Call the Member Service Center at 757.523.5300.
- Use online banking to send us a message through the Secure Message Center.
- Stop by your local branch to speak with us in person — we’d love to see you.
Not yet a member? Open an account with ABNB today for access to our competitive Certificate rates.