PenFed IRA's


It’s never too early to think about your future.



At PenFed, we want our members to invest in themselves, and build a retirement plan that fits the life they imagine. Our extensive IRA portfolio allows you to customize how you save for retirement. 

Choose from our IRA portfolio, then download the PDF application

For members that reside in Puerto Rico, please contact PenFed Wealth Management at 1-800-832-8022 to discuss the IRS’ retirement plan qualifications and their applicability to IRAs opened in Puerto Rico.


IRA Certificates

The best of both worlds
APY as high as %
Minimum Balance to Open: $1,000
Features & Benefits
  • Dividends compounded daily, paid monthly
  • Low minimum opening deposits
  • Available for Traditional, Roth and SEP IRAs

IRA Premier Accounts

Security Meets Flexibility
APY is %
Minimum Balance to Open: $10,000
Features & Benefits
  • Dividends compounded daily, paid monthly
  • The flexibility of a liquid investment
  • Available for Traditional IRAs, Roth and SEP IRAs

IRA Savings Accounts

Smarter Retirement Savings
APY is %
Minimum Balance to Open: $25
Features & Benefits
  • Dividends compounded daily, paid monthly
  • Low minimum opening deposits
  • Available for Traditional IRAs
  • Also available for Roth and SEP IRAs



  • For members under 70 ½ with taxable compensation
  • Contribute annually up to $6,000 under age 50 and $7,000 for 50+
  • Tax deductible contributions
  • No taxes until distribution
  • Required minimum distributions beginning at age 70 ½
  • For members of all ages with taxable compensation
  • Ideal if you anticipate retiring in a higher income bracket
  • Contribute annually up to $6,000 before and $7,000 after age 50
  • Take distributions tax-free
  • No minimum required distributions
Simplified Employee Pension (SEP)
  • Ideal if you are self-employed
  • Maximum contribution generally limited to 20% of net earnings
  • Members can generally deduct the contributions they make every year
  • No taxes until distributions
  • Required minimum distributions beginning at age 70 ½
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Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of and is subject to change at any time. Fees may reduce earnings. Rates could change after account opening.

*Refer to a qualified tax advisor

IRA Premier

A $10,000 account balance must be maintained to receive this higher rate. Account balances below $10,000 earn a lower return. Call for details.

Rates could change after account opening.

Roth IRA

Rates could change after account opening.

To take a qualified distribution, and avoid any tax liabilities, you must wait until after the five-taxable-year period beginning with the taxable year in which you first contributed to a Roth IRA.

IRA Certificates

Rates are subject to change monthly and are fixed for the term of the certificate. Certificates dividends compound daily. The minimum balance to open a certificate is $1,000.


Partial withdrawals for members over the age 59 1/2 (including Required Minimum Distributions) and qualified distributions regardless of age (including Disability) may be processed from IRA certificates without incurring an early redemption penalty.


Early Redemption Penalties


Penalties are imposed for early redemption of certificates. You must provide your request in writing.


If the certificate is redeemed within the first year, all dividends will be forfeited.


If after the first year, but prior to the maturity date, the early withdrawal penalty will equal 30% of what would have been earned if the certificate had been held to maturity, not to exceed total dividends earned.


Found your IRA? Download our simple PDF application and get started today


How To Open

PenFed Members:

1. Download and Print Forms (PDF)

2. Complete Your Application

3. Return Application to PenFed


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(and no military affiliation is required).

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fax form to us

1-800-278-2212  or  1-800-557-7328


email us

Attention: IRA Department

PO Box 247009

Omaha, NE 68124


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