University & State Employees Credit Union is headquartered in San Diego and is the 49th largest credit union in the state of California. It is also the 293rd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1936 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 141 employees and 43,062 members. University & State Employees Credit Union has a A health rating.
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USE CU has convenient full-service and ATM locations onsite at University of California campuses and other major employers that USE serves. I don’t use the full-service location often, but it is nice to have nearby. A big plus is the free (for just 15 minutes) parking next to the branch on the University of California, San Diego campus. Free parking just doesn’t exist on a UC campus!
I’m satisfied overall, but can only rate this CU average, because of my dissatisfaction with the online banking experience and the ATM experience. Unfortunately, the web site and the ATMs are what I use most often to conduct business with USE CU.
The ATMs are my biggest source of dissatisfaction, for the following reasons:
--Users have to select a language every time I access the ATM, even though the language preference of a customer is very unlikely to change over time
--The ATM allows only 1 transaction at a time. After completing any transaction (even an on-screen account balance), you have to end your session, reinsert your ATM card, and log in again. Aside from the tremendous nuisance (a typical stop might include viewing a balance, depositing a check, transferring funds from savings to checking, and withdrawing cash) involved, I believe that the need to enter a PIN multiple times greatly increases the risk that someone watching can learn my PIN.
The online banking is just so-so. Navigation involves too many steps in many cases. Also, there is often some service or another that the CU seems to be pressing on its customers.
Over the course of my 20+ years with the credit union, I have had two 2nd mortgages, personal loans, Visa debit cards, family bank accounts, savings accounts, etc. So I can speak with authority that their products and customer service are superlative. I rarely go into a branch office - but can transact business via phone, mail, internet and the many ATMS (Star) scattered around town. I love the convenience of internet banking, you can do bank reconciliations and transfers very quickly. I love the fact that I always get a live person on the phone who actually resolves my issues right then and there.
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 University & State Employees Credit Union had $783,000 in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $79 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives University & State Employees Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 0.99% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for University & State Employees Credit Union decreased dramatically from 2.18% as of March 31, 2013 to 0.99% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 54.54%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for University & State Employees Credit Union has improved dramatically in recent periods.
In the past year, University & State Employees Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $10.2 million, resulting in 1.47% 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 University & State Employees Credit Union has shown is above average.
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. University & State Employees Credit Union has $778.36 million in assets with $79 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 10.15%, which is above average.
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$69.42 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$9.58 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$713,000|
|Real Estate Owned||$70,000|
|Historic Data - March 2013|
|Equity Capital||$64.62 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$10.78 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$713,000|
|Real Estate Owned||$149,000|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Return on Assets||1.04%|
|Return on Equity||11.66%|
|Interest Income||$6.52 million|
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|0.30%||-||-||Holiday Saving Account|
|0.15%||$25k||-||Wall Street Index Account|
|0.10%||-||-||Regular Saving (Share) Account|
|0.10%||-||-||Advantage Saving (Share) Account|
|0.10%||-||-||Penny Penguin Account|
|0.10%||-||-||IRA Saving Account|
|0.10%||-||-||Roth IRA Saving Account|
|0.10%||-||-||CESA Saving Account|
|0.10%||-||-||SEP IRA Saving Account|
|0.25%||$250k||-||Money Market Advantage Account|
|0.25%||$250k||-||Membership Money Market Account|
|0.15%||$100k||-||Market Rate Plus Account|
|0.15%||$100k||-||IRA Market Rate Plus Account|
|0.15%||$100k||-||Roth IRA Market Rate Plus Account|
|0.15%||$100k||-||CESA Market Rate Plus Account|
|0.15%||$100k||-||SEP IRA Market Rate Plus Account|
|0.05%||-||-||Premier Membership Checking Account|
|1.60%||$10k||-||60 Months through 120 Months CD|
|0.95%||$10k||-||36 Months through 59 Months CD|
|0.90%||$50k||$100k||36 Month Option Rate Term Investment Account|
|0.65%||$10k||-||24 Months through 35 Months CD|
|0.60%||$50k||$100k||24 Month Option Rate Term Investment Account|
|0.40%||-||-||12-Month Add-On Term Investment Account|
|0.40%||$10k||-||12 Months through 23 Months CD|
|0.30%||$50k||$100k||13 Month Option Rate Term Investment Account|
|0.25%||$10k||-||6 Months through 11 Months CD|
|0.20%||$10k||-||3 Months through 5 Months CD|
|1.70%||-||-||60 - 120 Months IRA|
|0.65%||-||-||24 Month IRA|
|0.45%||-||-||18 Month IRA|
|0.40%||-||-||12 Month IRA|
|University & State Employees Credit Union Locations|
|Branch Office||10175 Rancho Carmel Dr Ste 114||San Diego, CA 92128|
|Branch Office||8697 La Mesa Blvd Ste D||La Mesa, CA 91942|
|Branch Office||3100 Gilman Dr||La Jolla, CA 92093-5000|
|Branch Office||200 B St||Davis, CA 95616|
|Branch Office||2350 Shattuck Ave||Berkeley, CA 94704|
|Branch Office||8889 Rio San Diego Dr Ste 102||San Diego, CA 92108|
|Branch Office||1351 Medical Center Dr Ste A||Chula Vista, CA 91911|
|Branch Office||5140 College Ave||San Diego, CA 92115|
|Branch Office||10120 Pacific Heights Blvd ste 100||San Diego, CA 92121|