Wouldn’t a giant piggy bank be amazing?
Psst. There’s one right here.
Watch your money grow in a Trailhead savings account. You’ll benefit from better rates as a member of our not-for-profit financial cooperative.
You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your funds at Trailhead are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a division of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), plus an additional $250,000 by Excess Share Insurance, Inc.
Your $5 opening deposit establishes your membership and buys you a “share” in the Credit Union.
- Open with a minimum balance of only $5
- Earn competitive dividends on all balances over $25.
- Access your funds with an ATM card.
Money Market Savings
Earn higher rates with your higher balances in this insured and liquid account.
- $2,500 minimum deposit
- Competitive rates with tiers at $2,500, $10,000, $50,000, $100,000, and $250,000.
- Access your funds anytime you like
Call 503.220.2592 to open your Money Market Savings account.
Know your Federal Transaction Limitations with Regulation D
Your Share Savings and Money Market Savings accounts are subject to Federal Regulation D transaction limitations. This is a regulation for all financial institutions imposed by the federal government; it is not simply a rule at Trailhead. This means that you are limited to a maximum of six of the following transactions per month from the same account:
- Transfers, withdrawals, or payments to third parties over the phone with a Member Service Representative
- Transfers, withdrawals, or payments to third parties using Online Banking or Mobile Banking
- Transfers, withdrawals, or payments to third parties initiated through email or fax
- Overdraft transfers
- Preauthorized transfers and payments including ACH debits
Once you hit the maximum six transfers in a month from the same savings account, additional transfers from that savings account will not be done. This may result in insufficient fund or overdraft fees, as well as us not paying the check or ACH debit.
The Good News
There are several ways to avoid Regulation D transaction limitations. The following transactions can be performed without any restriction from Regulation D:
- Transactions performed on a checking account
- Transactions performed at an ATM
- Transactions performed in person at a branch (including Shared Branches)
- Transactions performed through the mail
- Transfers to pay loans at Trailhead
- Telephone withdrawals in which a check is mailed directly to you and is payable to you
Easy automatic savings fueled by your free Kasasa Cash account
Kasasa Saver is a free, high-interest savings account linked to your free Kasasa Cash checking account. So the 3.00%APY* you make on your checking account and ATM fee refunds are automatically deposited into your free Kasasa Saver account every month. But that’s not all. Your Saver account also piles 1.50%APY* on top of that; so you can sit back, relax and watch your savings grow.
Kasasa Saver is perfect for you if you:
- Choose Kasasa Cash as your free checking account (whether you already have it or want to open both today)
- Want two high-interest accounts (Kasasa Cash and Kasasa Saver) both working hard to help you save
- No minimum balance to earn rewards
- Nationwide ATM fee refunds (automatically deposited into your Saver account)
To easily grow your savings with 3.00%APY* from Kasasa Cash & 1.50%APY* from Kasasa Saver do the following each month:
- Have at least 10 debit card purchases post and clear
- Have at least one direct deposit or ACH automatic debit post and clear
- Receive monthly eStatements
If you miss a month, don’t worry!
There’s no penalty for not qualifying in a given month and the accounts are still free. Plus you’ll still earn a base rate of 0.05%APY* on your checking account. This will be automatically deposited into your Saver account, which will earn a base 0.05%APY*. You can get right back to making 3.00%APY*on your free checking account, 1.50%APY* on your free saver account and enjoying ATM fee refunds the next month you qualify.
If you are already a member, just call us at 503.220.2592 to open your Kasasa account.
*APY=Annual Percentage Yield.
*Kasasa Cash & Kasasa Saver: APYs accurate as of 1/1/2015. Rates may change after account is opened. Minimum to open is $25 for Kasasa Cash and $5 for Kasasa Saver. For Kasasa Cash, if qualifications are met each monthly qualification cycle: (1) Domestic ATM fees incurred during qualification cycle will be reimbursed and credited to account on the last day of monthly statement cycle; (2) balances up to $10,000 receive APY of 3.00%; and (3) balances over $10,000 earn 0.25% dividend rate on the portion of the balance over $10,000, resulting in 3.00% – 0.53% APY depending on the balance. If qualifications are not met on Kasasa Cash all balances earn 0.05% APY. Qualifying transactions must post to and clear Kasasa Cash account during monthly qualification cycle. Transactions may take one or more banking days from the date transaction was made to post to and clear account. “Monthly Qualification Cycle” means a period beginning one day prior to the first day of the current statement cycle through one day prior to the close of the current statement cycle. The advertised Kasasa Cash APY is based on compounding interest. Interest earned in Kasasa Cash is automatically transferred to Kasasa Saver each statement cycle and does not compound. Actual interest amount paid may be less than advertised Kasasa Cash APY. The Kasasa Saver APYs may be less than Kasasa Cash APYs. If qualifications in Kasasa Cash are met each monthly qualification cycle: (1) balances up to $10,000 in Kasasa Saver receive an APY of 1.50%; and (2) balances over $10,000 in Kasasa Saver earn 0.25% dividend rate on portion of balance over $10,000, resulting in 1.50% – 0.38% APY depending on the balance. If qualifications are not met on Kasasa Cash, all balances in Kasasa Saver earn 0.05% APY. Transfers between accounts do not count as qualifying transactions. ATM receipt must be presented for reimbursement of an individual ATM fee of $5.00 or higher.
Save for a rainy day with a Certificate Account from Trailhead. You’ll earn higher dividends than with a regular savings account and your rate will be locked in for the term of the Certificate.
- Choose flexible terms ranging from 6 to 60 months
- Raise your rate with your Trailhead Rewards points
Add-On 12-Month Certificates
These special Certificate Accounts allow you to make additional deposits as often as you like while your savings grows.
Holiday Club Certificate Account: Open with as little as $5 and save for the holidays with this high-yield certificate that matures on November 1.
Tax Saver Certificate Account: Plan ahead for tax season with this high-yield certificate that matures on November 1.
Money Builder Certificate Account: Save money automatically each month with this 1-year certificate. Each month, your funds will be transferred through payroll deduction or automatic transfer and, at the end of the year, we’ll deposit the money you saved into your savings account. At this time the money is yours to spend, save, or reinvest in another Certificate Account.
Easy Saver Certificate Account: For our savers under age 20, this 1-year certificate requires only a $10 minimum opening deposit and allows additional deposits all year long.
Call 503.220.2592 to open your Certificate accounts.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) allow you to save for the future with special tax advantages.
Choose a variable-rate IRA Savings account or a fixed-rate IRA Certificate.
Each IRA you have with Trailhead is insured separately up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, plus an additional $250,000 by Excess Share Insurance, Inc. That means it’s protected from market risk and certain to provide a positive return.
Choose a Traditional, Roth, or Coverdell Education IRA
Traditional IRA: A Traditional IRA offers tax-deferred earnings and the possibility for tax-deductible contributions. All earnings in the Traditional IRA are not taxed until they are withdrawn.
Roth IRA: The Roth IRA allows you to contribute (depending on your income) after-tax dollars with earnings growing tax free. You pay no taxes when you withdraw the money, provided you have had the account for at least 5 years and you’re age 59 or older. In addition, you may withdraw, without penalty, up to $10,000 for a first-time home purchase. Another Roth IRA benefit is that you don’t have to begin withdrawing money at age 70 1/2, unlike a traditional IRA.
Coverdell Education IRA: Save for a child’s higher education expenses. You can invest up to $2,000 a year per child younger than 18, depending on your income. Earnings on Education IRA contributions grow tax free. You cannot deduct contributions, but, when you withdraw funds, you pay no taxes or withdrawal penalties if they’re used for qualified higher education expenses before the beneficiary reaches age 30. Unused funds, however, may be rolled over to an Education IRA for another child.
Call 503.220.2592 to open your IRA or speak with an IRA specialist.