With a USAA Federal Savings Bank membership, customers have access to a large selection of CD term options, more than 60,000 ATMs nationwide and a full-featured mobile app. USAA membership is available to active duty U.S. military personnel, military veterans, military spouses and children, and pre-commissioned officers.
USAA CDs offer solid saving options with fixed, variable and adjustable rates, but the interest-earning potential isn’t competitive with higher-yield options from other banks.
USAA Bank earned an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 from Bankrate, and its CDs earned 2.5 out of 5.
USAA Bank CD Rates
USAA Bank fixed-rate and adjustable-rate CDs have a reasonable minimum deposit requirement; the variable-rate CDs have a low opening deposit requirement. In addition, interest compounds daily. USAA doesn’t offer specialty CDs, such as no-penalty CDs or CDs that offer a rate bump. The bank does offer multiple term lengths, ranging from 30 days to seven years.
Here are USAA’s CD rates as of Feb. 23, 2022.
*One-, four- and five-month CDs earn 0.01% APY starting at the $95,000 jumbo deposit level.
How USAA Bank compares with top-yielding banks
While USAA Bank offers CDs that are easy to access for members and come with a variety of terms and APY options, the bank’s CD APYs are very low compared with the best CD rates on the market.
USAA does offer low deposit requirements and daily compounded interest.
Other savings options
USAA Bank offers several other savings options, including:
- USAA Savings Account: With only a $25 opening deposit required and no monthly service fees, this account is a smart option for novice savers.
- USAA Performance First: For balances of $10,000 or more, this savings account offers higher interest rates as your balance grows. A balance of at least $500,000 is needed to earn the highest yield.
- USAA Classic Checking: Members earn interest on checking balances of $1,000 or more; there’s no monthly fee and no minimum balance required.
- USAA Cashback Rewards Checking: This account requires a $25 minimum deposit and allows members to earn 10 cents back on every debit-card purchase. The USAA Cashback Rewards Checking account earns no interest, but also has no monthly service fee.