Bank Local

Bank Local

The Bank Local page is Sonoma County's resource on community banking. Learn why banking locally is so important, get to know your local financial institutions, and find the resources you need make the shift to a community bank or credit union. Lower fees, better service and a stronger local economy for Sonoma County. Make the Bank Local shift today!

Santa Rosa Moves $1.5 Million to Local Banks and Credit Unions

City of Santa Rosa is moving $1.5 million in deposits ($250,000 each) to Community First Credit Union, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, Redwood Credit Union, Sonoma County Grange Credit Union and Summit State Bank.

Rob Eyler Answers: What is a Depository Institution?

Professor Eyler recently presented a lucid take on banking and how it works at an Invest Local | Bank Local gathering at Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center.

Local Banks and Credit Unions: More Loans, Less Defaults
Sonoma County Banking Revealed

To help you find a local bank that is right for you, we have compiled research on Sonoma County banks and credit unions.

Find a Bank or Credit Union Near You

No matter where you live in Sonoma County, there is a local bank or credit union there to serve you.

Why Bank Local?

Local banks and credit unions play an important role in our local economy that increases the impact of the shift.


VIDEO: Move Your Money

People all over the country are choosing to move their money out of bigger banks and into smaller, community-oriented financial institutions that generally avoided the reckless investments and schemes that helped cause the financial crisis.

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Record Assets, Vehicle Loans, Net Revenue for Community First
RCU Launches New Online Financial Wellness Center
RCU Accepting Donations for Sonoma County Flood Relief
Lake County Fire Victims Relief Fund Brings Holiday Cheer
Redwood Credit Union Hosts Holiday Toy and Food Drives
RCU Gives Back to Community Garden
RCU Exceeds United Way Campaign Goal
Community First to Merge with Mendo Lake Credit Union
Mendo Lake & Community First Agree to Combine Best Services, Products, Rates –– -- All Branches, ATMs, People Remain
RCU Offers 2016 Lake County Fire Victims Relief Fund
Redwood Credit Union is accepting donations to assist those impacted by the Lake County Clayton Fire.
RCU Named Finalist for SilkRoad 2016 Golden Portal Onboarding Award
0% Loans Help Local 4-H & FFA Students
Community First Credit Union, a local not-for-profit financial cooperative, has provided zero-interest, zero-fee loans to local AG students who are part of 4-H or Future Farmers of America. These loans helped students buy, sell and show their animals at the County Fair.
RCU Rated a Top California Credit Union
Advisory HQ cites member service, unique products, and educational tools as factors in RCU‘s high rating