Valley First Credit Union is headquartered in Modesto and is the 68th largest credit union in the state of California. It is also the 433rd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1956 and as of December of 2013, it had grown to 133 employees and 62,494 members. Valley First Credit Union's savings rates are 44% higher than the national average, and it has a A health rating.
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Valley First has not released our bank records in relation to our auto loan. They have referred us to the lawyer to get these records as well a copy of the contract but have not received either after several requests. During the length of the loan we had some lapses in insurance, for which VFCU charged us an additional charge. They still charged us that same additional charge even on the months when we did show them proof of insurance. Several VFCU employees at those time assured that all those additional charges would come off the back end of the loan. After 7 years on a 5-year loan they said that we still owed them over $4000. We pulled whatever money we had left in our account and they charged us again for money they said we still owed them, our account became overdrawn and we were reported to chexsystems and cannot open any accounts anywhere at this time (even at our current bank).
No matter who we have spoken to we cannot get anyone to give us copies of our account information or the contract. If there was a way to rate them zero stars we would.
Moved all my accounts from BofA to Valley First, BofA wasn't happy, but hey...I am very happy with this credit union. Fast service, decent CD rates and local.
The people at Valley First CU make this a great place to bank. The rates on their products are lower than most others in my area. I do most of my banking online, and I like that there isn't a lot of advertising cluttering it up. I can get in and get my business done without navigating around ads.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much funds a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of December 31, 2013 Valley First Credit Union had $2.71 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $49.8 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Valley First Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 5.44% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Valley First Credit Union held steady from 3.96% as of December 31, 2012 to 5.44% as of December 31, 2013, resulting in a negative change of 37.36%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Valley First Credit Union has held steady in recent periods.
In the past year, Valley First Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $29.01 million, resulting in 6.91% 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 Valley First Credit Union 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. Valley First Credit Union has $502.65 million in assets with $49.8 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 9.91%, which is above average.
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$46.62 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$3.18 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$2.71 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$0|
|Historic Data - December 2012|
|Equity Capital||$50.21 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$5.80 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$2.71 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$66,000|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||6.07%|
|Return on Assets||0.6%|
|Return on Equity||6.48%|
|Interest Income||$17.17 million|
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|0.15%||-||-||Regular IRA Account|
|0.05%||-||$24||Starter Savings Shares|
|0.05%||-||$24||Adventure Savers Shares|
|0.30%||$100k||-||Money Market Account|
|0.05%||$1k||-||Premium Checking Account|
|0.83%||$10k||-||60 Month Premium CD|
|0.68%||$10k||-||48 Month Premium CD|
|0.60%||$1k||-||36 Month CD|
|0.50%||$10k||-||36 Month Premium CD|
|0.40%||$1k||-||24 Month CD|
|0.40%||$10k||-||24 Month Premium CD|
|0.35%||$10k||-||18 Month Premium CD|
|0.31%||$10k||-||9 Month Premium CD|
|0.30%||$1k||-||18 Month CD|
|0.28%||$10k||-||6 Month Premium CD|
|0.25%||$10k||-||12 Month Premium CD|
|0.20%||$1k||-||12 Month CD|
|0.08%||$500||-||3 Month Frequency Ceertificate|
|0.03%||$1k||-||6 Month CD|
|0.03%||$500||-||3 Month Starter Certificate|
|0.03%||$500||-||3 Month Adventure Savers Certificate|
|0.01%||$1k||-||9 Month CD|
|0.93%||$10k||-||60 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.78%||$10k||-||48 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.70%||$1k||-||36 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.60%||$10k||-||36 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.50%||$1k||-||24 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.50%||$10k||-||24 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.45%||$10k||-||18 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.41%||$10k||-||9 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.40%||$1k||-||18 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.38%||$10k||-||6 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.35%||$10k||-||12 Month Premium IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.30%||$1k||-||12 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.13%||$1k||-||6 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|
|0.11%||$1k||-||9 Month IRA (Traditional,Roth,CESA,SEP)|