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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Local Banks and Credit Unions: More Loans, Less Defaults
Why People Cannot Qualify For Mortgages
GO LOCAL member Scott Sheldon of  shares one of his blog posts to help people understand mortgages.
Nuts and Bolts of Home Mortgage Financing
How to figure out how much home you can afford.
A Tradition of Giving
Brett Martinez, President & CEO of Redwood Credit Union, addresses the importance of holiday giving.
Redwood Credit Union Sponsors Sonoma County Fair Tradition
RCU Brings Back Sidewalk Procession July 25th with Free Opening Night Admission  
Mortgage Application: Pulling Credit Report
GoLocal member Scott Sheldon of Sonoma County Mortgages shares a blog post to helps people understand this step in applying for a mortgage.
KRCB Documentary Analyzes Demise of Global Financial System
Bill Moyers' documentary featured on KRCB Television details how power and influence helped big banks rewrite the rules of our economy.
Community First Earns Green Certification
At All Six of Its Sonoma County Locations
Bank Local Media Activity 2011-2012
Local Jobs Through Local Banking
Not just the recession: What our banking system has to do with our unemployment crisis, and what we can do about it.
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.