Meriwest Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
5615 Chesbro Ave
San Jose, CA 95123

Meriwest Credit Union is headquartered in San Jose and is the 32nd largest credit union in the state of California. It is also the 216th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1961 and as of December of 2023, it had grown to 219 employees and 80,393 members at 13 locations. Meriwest Credit Union's savings rates are 11X the national average, and it has a B+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Meriwest Credit Union is open to those who live, work, or attend school in the Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara, or Pima County, Arizona.
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Reviews (3)

Such a great credit union!

Meriwest rocks! The tellers are always happy to see you, there is never a line and they offer a number of great services for everyone in the family. Absolutely love them! I only wish they had more locations.

They waive non-Meriwest ATM charges, they waive Coinstar charges, they give excellent service, and they're very easy to work with. I was with Wells Fargo for 20+ years and Meriwest is a much better place to bank!

I've been impressed with Meriwest Credit Union since I opened an account there last year. I have a checking account and an auto loan with them. I got my car loan last August, and have been in only a couple times since then for deposits and withdrawals (I prefer teller transactions vs. the ATM). Today I went in to open another account, the supervisor with whom I opened my car loan and hadn't seen since last year, recognized me right away. He helped me through the process of opening a new account quickly, and was very gracious and helpful.

One of the best around

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This credit union has absolutely great employees who are very dedicated to making you happy. I applied for a home loan here and the process was very smooth and involved me interfacing with a few people from different departments. They all had the same friendly way of going about things and were extremely precise in what they needed from you and did so with a smile. I enjoyed my experience so much that I even opened up a checking and savings accounts. This credit union is awesome!

Values New Members More Than Existing Members

I'm revising my review, because as a long-time member of Meriwest, I'm being treated as less important that a possible new member.

Meriwest has a "premier" savings account that pays some of the best interest rates in the state of California... but only if you open it within 30 days of becoming a member. I've been a member more than 30 days, so I have to close out my membership and wait six months to re-establish a new membership to be eligible.

All in all, it's an experience that goes against the "member-owned credit unions treat you better than a bank" assertion.


Health Grade Components

NCUA #68394
Year Chartered1961
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.11%
Return on Equity - YTD1.6%
Annual Interest Income$91.2MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$2.19B$2.25B
LoansQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$1.74B$1.78B
DepositsQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$1.76B$1.75B
Equity CapitalQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$156.4MM$142.2MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$12.2MM$9.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$8.7MM$9.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2023vs Q4 2022$0$0
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Meriwest Credit Union Savings Account Rates

5.50%*$100*$10kPremier Savings for New Members
OTHER TIERS: 2.50% $50k+ | 3.50% $10k - $50k
0.10%$5-Youth Accounts
0.10%$100-You Name It Savings
0.10%$100-Business Savings
0.03%$5-Accumulative IRA

Meriwest Credit Union Money Market Rates

3.00%*$250k*-Money Market Max
OTHER TIERS: 1.25% $10k - $50k | 2.25% $50k - $250k
1.00%$10k-Business High Yield Money Market - New Money

Meriwest Credit Union Checking Account Rates

2.00%*$100*$15kSmart REWARDS Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $15k+
1.00%*$25k*$250kBusiness Premier Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $100 - $10k | 0.50% $10k - $25k

Meriwest Credit Union CD Rates

4.75%--12 Month Best Certificate Special - New Money
4.25%$1k-3 Month Easy Certificate Special
4.25%$1k-Business 3 Month Easy Certificate Special
2.40%$1k-24 Month CD
2.40%$1k-Business 24 Month CD
2.30%$1k-36 Month CD
2.30%$1k-Business 36 Month CD
2.25%$1k-12 Month CD
2.25%$1k-Business 12 Month CD
2.00%$10k-8 Month Liquid Share Certificate
2.00%$10k-Business 8 Month Liquid Share Certificate
1.65%$1k-6 Month CD
1.65%$1k-Business 6 Month CD

Meriwest Credit Union IRA Rates

2.40%$1k-24 Month Fixed IRA
2.30%$1k-36 Month Fixed IRA
2.25%$1k-12 Month Fixed IRA
2.00%$10k-8 Month IRA Liquid Share Certificate
1.65%$1k-6 Month Fixed IRA


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