Annual Savings Report


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Savings

 

What does my estimated, annualized savings amount reflect?
The amount listed on your personalized savings report represents the sum of all of your individual account savings amounts. It reflects the difference between what you paid or earned in interest, fees or rebates at University Credit Union and what you may have paid or earned on average for comparable accounts at leading banks in your assigned market area. The amounts listed are for illustrative purposes only and do NOT constitute a cash payout, dividend or bonus.

What does “estimated, annualized savings” mean?
Because we compared your personal account rates and fees against the average rates and fees of the collective banks in your assigned market area, we cannot quote exact savings. Instead, the savings represent an estimate based on your personal account rate and balances. Annualized simply means that we’ve estimated your account for an entire year regardless of when you actually opened the account.

 

Calculation

 

What fees are included in the Fee Benefit calculation?
The only fees included in the calculation are recurring account maintenance fees. We did not include penalty or “occasional” fees such as overdraft fees, stop payment fees, foreign item fees, etc. UCU has very few account maintenance fees so your membership really helps you save big in the fee area.

 

Data

Average Savings by number of accounts. Please contact us with any questions

Where did you get the data?
We partnered with Informa Research Services, Inc., Calabasas, CA, www.informars.com to conduct this research. We compared market rates using financial data from May 2018. Although the information Informa provided us has been obtained from banks themselves, neither UCU nor Informa can guarantee absolute accuracy as rates can change without notice.

 

For assistance or help with accessing the average savings by number of accounts, please contact us.

Are you making the most of your membership?

 

On average, University Credit Union members saved $318 each last year just by having their accounts with UCU versus a leading bank. If your membership savings amount was more than that, congratulations! You’re likely making good use of your UCU membership. But are you making the most of it? If you saved less than $318, you may not be taking full advantage of all that your membership can offer.

 

The more you have with us, the more you save.


Our market research demonstrates that the easiest way to save more is to do more with us. We know that the deeper our financial relationship is with you, the more you save. Members with one UCU account only saved an average of $67 annually whereas members with six accounts saved an average of $1,137.

 

How do your savings stack up?


Below are the average member savings amounts by account type. If your account’s savings were less than the average, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to review the membership benefits available to you.

 

Average Savings by Account Type

 

Deposit Amount
Checking $187
Money Market $286
Certificate of Deposit $225
Savings $69
Loan Amount
Mortgage $120
Home Equity $338
Vehicle Loan $459
Credit Card $114
Student Loan $282
Personal Loan $34

As a financial institution, we’re all about numbers.

 

In fact, we’re obsessed with saving you money. In case you’re a little like us, we want to give you the scoop on how we calculated your estimated, annualized savings.

The actual formulas vary by account type; however, regardless of account type, we used the same basic method shown below to calculate each of your account’s individual savings amounts. We then added all of your individual amounts together to calculate your total estimated, annualized savings amount. The definitions for each term are further below.

 

Rate Benefit times Account Balance times fee benefit equals Individual Account Savings

 

Term Definitions

Rate Benefit
The rate benefit is the difference between your personal account rate and the average bank account rate for your assigned market area.

Account Balance
The definition varies by account type as follows:

  • For open loans, we used your current account balance (Rate Benefit × Account Balance) + Fees
  • For term loans, we used your original balance (12-month cumulative interest savings based on rate benefit, original balance and term of loan)
  • For Deposits, we used your current balance (Rate Benefit × Account Balance) + Fees

 

Fee Benefit
The fee benefit represents the difference between the average bank account maintenance fee for your assigned market area and University Credit Union's account maintenance fee for a comparable account.

Our Research Partner
We partnered with Informa Research Services, Inc., Calabasas, CA, www.informars.com, to conduct this research. Although the information Informa provided us has been obtained from banks themselves, neither UCU nor Informa can guarantee absolute accuracy as rates can change without notice.

Savings

 

What does my estimated, annualized savings amount reflect?
The amount listed on your personalized savings report represents the sum of all of your individual account savings amounts. It reflects the difference between what you paid or earned in interest, fees or rebates at University Credit Union and what you may have paid or earned on average for comparable accounts at leading banks in your assigned market area. The amounts listed are for illustrative purposes only and do NOT constitute a cash payout, dividend or bonus.

What does “estimated, annualized savings” mean?
Because we compared your personal account rates and fees against the average rates and fees of the collective banks in your assigned market area, we cannot quote exact savings. Instead, the savings represent an estimate based on your personal account rate and balances. Annualized simply means that we’ve estimated your account for an entire year regardless of when you actually opened the account.

 

Calculation

 

What fees are included in the Fee Benefit calculation?
The only fees included in the calculation are recurring account maintenance fees. We did not include penalty or “occasional” fees such as overdraft fees, stop payment fees, foreign item fees, etc. UCU has very few account maintenance fees so your membership really helps you save big in the fee area.

 

Data

 

Where did you get the data?
We partnered with Informa Research Services, Inc., Calabasas, CA, www.informars.com to conduct this research. We compared market rates using financial data from May 2018. Although the information Informa provided us has been obtained from banks themselves, neither UCU nor Informa can guarantee absolute accuracy as rates can change without notice.

Save even more with UCU!

 

Checking save $187, Mortgage save $120, Vehicle Loan Save $459, Credit Card save $114, Home Equity save $338, Student Loan save $282

There is value in membership.

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