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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RCU Ranks #1 in Financial Health Among US Credit Unions
A consulting firm that studies the financial health of credit unions recently reported that Redwood Credit Union (RCU) achieved the highest score out of over 6,400 credit unions nationwide, based on financial and operational strength and growth.
RCU Announces Election Results
Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently held their annual membership meeting and re-elected four volunteer Officials for three-year terms from 2015 to 2018. Incumbents Robert Eyler, Greg McGuirk and Jim Olmsted have been re-elected to the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and incumbent M. Christina Rivera has been re-elected to RCU’s Supervisory Committee. RCU’s Board of Directors sets the Credit Union’s strategic direction and policies, and the Supervisory Committee oversees the audit function for the Credit Union. Because credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, RCU’s Board and Supervisory Committee are credit union members who serve voluntarily and ...
Investment Advisor at RCU Earns Retirement-Planning Credential
RCU Adds In-house Insurance Agency
RCU flips the Switch on Rooftop Solar Project
RCU Asks Youths, ‘What Are You Saving For?’
Free Money Workshop Gives Teens a 'Bite of Reality'
Redwood Credit Union Launches Apple Pay
Redwood Credit Union (RCU) members can now use Apple Pay with their RCU credit and debit cards, allowing payments at participating businesses with a compatible Apple device. RCU is the first North Bay-based financial institution to offer the high-tech payment option. A member using Apple Pay can use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or another compatible device to pay by holding the device near a corresponding receiver at checkout. The service can also be used for certain online purchases. Apple Pay adds a unique layer of security by using a digital version of the member’s card, and no ...
$6,000 Donated from "It’s a Wonderful Life" Campaign
A $6,000 donation was provided from the second year of the “It’s a Wonderful Life in Sonoma County” giving campaign led by four local businesses.
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.
Bank Local Switch Guide
This switch guide will help you understand the process, and knowledgeable staff will be available to assist you at whichever local bank or credit union you choose.