Bay Federal Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
3333 Clares St
Capitola, CA 95010-2546

Bay Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Capitola and is the 43rd largest credit union in the state of California. It is also the 293rd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1957 and as of June of 2020, it had grown to 221 employees and 78,794 members at 8 locations. Bay Federal Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Bay Federal Credit Union is open to individuals residing, worshiping or attending school and companies headquartered in the California counties of San Benito, Santa Cruz, or Monterey. Immediate family of current credit union members are also eligible to join.
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Reviews (2)

Efficient, Friendly and Safe

Bay Fed is a great credit union that serves the county of Santa Cruz in California. It has no special requirements for membership, other than living in the area. It's a small outfit compared to the national banks, but has ATMs all over, so there's never an ATM fee, and it offers the same loans and accounts as the big banks.

Joining this credit union is a simple matter of opening a savings account with ten bucks. After that, a standard checking account is free with a balance over $1,000, or with electronic transfers, I believe. All accounts are insured, of course. Branches are small and friendly, the kind of places where tellers often remember your name. There's no need to go in the building though; online and telephone banking are cost-free and easy to use.

Bay Fed sends out a newsletter tucked in with the monthly statement. It keeps members in touch with local activities, charities, and good financial ideas. It's just one of the ways our credit union makes sure we feel like members, not just customers.

BayFed, a GOOD bank.

Every time I come into BayFed, I'm more surprised by the customer service that I receive. For such a small institution, their products are competitive and they make an effort to help you meet your own financial goals. When I walk looking to open an auxiliary retirement account, BayFed offered me a range of options that were competitive, even with the corporate institutions. I ended up getting a Roth IRA, the interest rate is great, and there have never been any unforeseen charges (my favorite).


Health Grade Components

NCUA #12067
Year Chartered1957
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.71%
Return on Equity - YTD7.68%
Annual Interest Income$18.3MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$1.26B$1.06B
LoansQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$729.3MM$687.9MM
DepositsQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$1.13B$941.8MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$110.2MM$97.2MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$4.9MM$4.2MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$1.3MM$3.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2020vs Q2 2019$271.00K$0
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Bay Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.20%*$100k*-Titanium Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $100 - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $100k
0.20%*$100k*-Business Titanium Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $100 - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $100k
0.03%$100-IRA Savings
0.01%$100-Savings Account
0.01%$5-Business Savings Account

Bay Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.10%*$25k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $2.5k - $25k
0.10%*$25k*-Business Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $2.5k - $25k

Bay Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.01%$2.5k-Interest Checking
0.01%$2.5k-Business CheckingPLUS

Bay Federal Credit Union CD Rates

0.50%$1k-5 Year CD
0.50%$1k-Business 5 Year CD
0.45%$1k-4 Year CD
0.45%$1k-Business 4 Year CD
0.40%$1k-3 Year CD
0.40%$1k-Business 3 Year CD
0.30%$1k-2 Year CD
0.30%$1k-Business 2 Year CD
0.25%$1k-18 Month CD
0.25%$1k-Business 18 Month CD
0.20%$1k-1 Year CD
0.20%$1k-Business 1 Year CD
0.15%$1k-6 Month CD
0.15%$1k-Business 6 Month CD
0.10%$1k-3 Month CD
0.10%$1k-Business 3 Month CD

Bay Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

0.50%$1k-5 Year IRA
0.45%$1k-4 Year IRA
0.40%$1k-3 Year IRA
0.30%$1k-2 Year IRA
0.25%$1k-18 Month IRA
0.20%$1k-1 Year IRA
0.15%$1k-6 Month IRA
0.10%$1k-3 Month IRA

Bay Federal Credit Union Locations
Branch Office255 Mount Hermon Rd Ste CScotts Valley, CA 95066-4080
Branch Office48 Rancho Del MarAptos, CA 95003
Branch Office2028 Freedom BlvdFreedom, CA 95019-2835
Branch Office420 River St Ste CSanta Cruz, CA 95060-2671
Branch Office1481 Main StWatsonville, CA 95076-3759
Branch Office3333 Clares StCapitola, CA 95010-2546
Corporate Office5300 Soquel Ave Ste 201Santa Cruz, CA 95062-7807
Branch Office356 Main StSalinas, CA 93901

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