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1105 N Dutton Ave Ste A
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4683

Community First CU (CA) is headquartered in Santa Rosa and is the 119st largest credit union in the state of California. It is also the 1,057th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1961 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 49 employees and 16,207 members. Community First CU (CA)'s savings rates are 14X the national average, and it has a B+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

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Data for Q1 2014

Institution Health


Texas Ratio


The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Community First CU (CA) had $1.7 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $14.92 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Community First CU (CA) a Texas Ratio of 11.42% which is above average. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.

Texas Ratio Trend


The Texas Ratio for Community First CU (CA) decreased slightly from 14.22% as of March 31, 2013 to 11.42% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 19.66%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Community First CU (CA) has improved slightly in recent periods.

Deposit Growth


In the past year, Community First CU (CA) has increased its total deposits by $11.62 million, resulting in 8.22% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Community First CU (CA) has shown is excellent.



Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Community First CU (CA) has $168.66 million in assets with $14.92 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 8.85%, which is average.

Institution Statistics

NCUA #67895
Year Chartered1961
Primary Regulator
Assets and Liabilities
Assets$168.66 million
Loans$108.26 million
Deposits$152.94 million
Equity Capital$14.04 million
Loan Loss Allowance$880,000
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$1.19 million
Real Estate Owned$510,000
Historic Data - March 2013
Assets$157.00 million
Equity Capital$12.87 million
Loan Loss Allowance$1.38 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$1.19 million
Real Estate Owned$808,000
Profit Margin - Quarterly
Return on Assets0.72%
Return on Equity8.61%
Interest Income$1.47 million

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Community First CU (CA) Savings Account Rates

7.07%$50$500Youth Saver Account Special
0.50%$100-IRA Share Account
0.50%$100-Roth IRA Share Account
0.10%$100-Prime Share Savings Account
0.10%$100-Holiday Club Account
0.10%$100-Vacation Club Account

Community First CU (CA) Money Market Rates

0.20%$100k-Advantage Money Market Account
0.15%$100k-Money Market Account
0.15%$100k-Business Money Market Account

Community First CU (CA) Checking Account Rates

0.05%$1k-Plus Checking Account
0.05%$5k-Investor Checking Account
0.05%$1k-iChecking Account

Community First CU (CA) CD Rates

0.55%$75k-36 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.50%$10k-36 Month Saver Certificate
0.40%$75k-24 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.35%$10k-24 Month Saver Certificate
0.30%$75k-18 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.25%$10k-18 Month Saver Certificate
0.25%$75k-12 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.20%$10k-12 Month Saver Certificate
0.20%$75k-9 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.15%$10k-9 Month Saver Certificate
0.15%$75k-6 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.10%$10k-6 Month Saver Certificate
0.10%$75k-3 Month Mini Jumbo Saver Certificate
0.05%$10k-3 Month Saver Certificate

Community First CU (CA) Locations
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