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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Redwood Credit Union Celebrates Credit Union Youth Month
Throughout the month of April, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is celebrating National Credit Union Youth Month with two contests for youth. Both contests promote this year’s theme, Pump up the Savings, which encourages children and teenagers to develop good saving habits.
Redwood Credit Union Ranks in Top Five Healthiest Credit Unions in the Nation
For the second year in a row, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) ranks among the top five healthiest credit unions – out of over 6,200 nationwide.
RCU Announces Outstanding Results for 2015
Excellent Financial Performance, Enhanced Technology, and Community Engagement Drive Success
RCU Launches Android Pay and Samsung Pay
RCU expands mobile wallet options for added convenience
Credit Unions Donate to Aid Lake County Fire Survivors
Donation to aid rebuilding of homes and provide local childcare services in Lake County
Records in Loan Production, Assets, Net Revenue for Community First
Grange Credit Union Announces New Location in Healdsburg
Sonoma County's oldest credit union will open its second branch in January 2016
RCU Exceeds $100,000 in United Way Workplace Giving Campaign
Free Financial Lessons from “Money Rules” Author Jean Chatzky
Redwood Credit Union's Financial Literacy Event at Sonoma State University Reaches All Ages
Community First Relocates West Santa Rosa Branch
CFCU moves West Santa Rosa branch to Fulton Marketplace, next to Raley's.
RCU's Visa Credit Card Ranks in Top Ten in US
GoBankingRates.com, a leading independent online provider of national and local financial institution rates and personal finance products, announced this week that Redwood Credit Union’s Visa card is among the nation’s “Top 10 Best” credit union credit cards offered in the nation.
Free Financial Workshop Gives Teens a "Bite of Reality"
Redwood Credit Union (RCU) will offer a free “Bite of Reality” financial workshop for Sonoma County high school students at its Santa Rosa administrative offices, located at 3033 Cleveland Ave., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The interactive event will run from 9 am to 12 noon, and will provide teens with a simulation of the money management challenges adults face every day.