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800-358-8228
5050 Hopyard Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Patelco credit union got its start in 1936 with just $500 pooled together for the benefit of employees of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (which is now a part of AT&T). Today, the credit union serves its over 300,000 members from over 30 branch locations in Southern California.

Patelco offers its members a full range of financial products and services, including quick, easy, and secure access to funds through online and mobile banking options. Its personal depository banking products include checking accounts, savings accounts, health savings accounts (HSAs), money market accounts, Certificates of Deposit (CDs), and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

There are both interest and non-interest-bearing checking accounts available, including an option with tiered interest rates for higher account balances. Patelco requires a basic savings account for membership, but also provides savings account options for youth and for specific saving goals, such as holiday spending. The credit union’s money market account yields tiered dividends, depending upon account balances.

Patelco CD terms go from 3 to 60 months. The credit union provides both Traditional and Roth IRAs, as well as Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) – all available as either CDs or money market accounts.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Patelco Credit Union is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in the California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Merced, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo, or the California cities of Bakersfield, Eureka, McKinleyville, or Santa Cruz. Membership is also open to employees and retirees of AT&T, Walgreens, and over 1,100 companies and organizations. Students/alumni of the University of California Berkeley, San Francisco State University, or California State University East Bay are eligible to join. Employees of the United States government who work in or are headquartered in San Francisco also qualify.
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Related Posts

Patelco Credit Union Unveils 3-Year Flexible Rising Rate CD - 12/24/2018

Patelco Credit Union (California) has introduced its 3-year Flexible Rising Rate CD (3.50% blended APY). $250 minimum deposit. Structured penalty-free withdrawals.

Flexible Rising Rate Certificate - 12/18/2018

year 1: 3% year 2: 3.50$ year 3: 4%

Special Certificate : 3% For 3 Years, Minimum $1000 - 9/22/2018

Saw this today at https://www.patelco.org/explore-services/services/checking-and-savings/savings. Not quite as good as Great Lakes Credit Union, but if you are a member it might be worth checking out.

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10/23/15 - 3-Yr Rising Rate Certificate With Blended Rate Of 1.75% APY
4/8/15 - Patelco Delivers Up To 3% APY On New Money Market Accounts
10/18/12 - Last Chance for Patelco Credit Union's 7-Year CD
7/18/12 - Patelco Credit Union Launches Online Check Deposit Service
4/16/12 - Top 7-Year CD Rate at Patelco Credit Union - Easy Membership
3/25/12 - 12-Month CD At 5 % APY
12/5/10 - 5% 1-Year $1K Max New Member CD At Patelco Credit Union - Easy Membership
11/25/09 - High-Yield Low-Max CD Specials
4/3/09 - Update on Patelco Credit Union Deals - Checking Bonus, New Member 7% CD ($1K Max) and Others
3/15/09 - Health Savings Account Overview and Finding the Best HSA
5/10/08 - 4.07% 12-Month Special CD at Patelco Credit Union
3/11/08 - 5.00% 11-Month CD at a California CU (Cal State 9).
2/25/08 - $50 Checking Account Bonus at Patelco Credit Union
1/4/08 - Saturday Is Last Day for Patelco's 5.50% 9-Month CD
11/27/07 - 5.50% 9-Month CD at Patelco Credit Union (Available to All) - Update
11/4/07 - 6.00% 7-Month CD at a California CU (Cal State 9) - Update
11/4/07 - 6.00% 7-Month CD at a California CU - Updated Promo (Cal State 9).
11/4/07 - 6.00% 7-Month CD at a California CU Continues (Cal State 9)
11/4/07 - 5.50% 7-Month CD at a California CU (Cal State 9)
9/5/07 - 8.00% Youth Savings Account at Patelco Credit Union - $1K Max
7/16/07 - $50 New Member Bonus at a Patelco Credit Union Branch Near Sacramento
7/10/07 - 5.50% 9-Month CD at Patelco Credit Union (Available to All)
6/5/07 - 7.00% 12-Month CD at Patelco - $1K Max (Easy Membership)
6/2/07 - 5.75% 12 to 23-Month IRA CD at Patelco Credit Union (Easy Membership)
5/19/07 - 5.75% 14-Month CD Continues at Patelco Credit Union (Available to All)
2/10/07 - 5.75% 14-Month CD at Patelco Credit Union
1/4/07 - 5.64% 12 to 23 Month CDs at Patelco CU - 5.75% IRAs
10/4/06 - Patelco's 5.70% Treasury Income Account
9/1/06 - 6.00% 12-Month to 23-Month CD at Patelco CU (Available to All)
8/30/06 - 6.00% 7-Month CD at a California CU (Cal State 9)
7/8/06 - 5.75% 8-Month CD a Patelco CU (Available to All)
6/9/06 - 5.35% 8-Month CD at Patelco CU (open to all)
3/16/06 - 5% 13-Month CD at a California CU.
3/16/06 - 5.25% 13-Month CD at a California CU
1/5/06 - 5% 12-Month CD Available to All

Cd Account

love this credit union. great service. very friendly. owned my cd account in less than 30 minutes. very nice customer service thank you guys. for great service

Error In Patelco Statements

Posted by: Beef | Apr 15, 2017

I like Patelco, as they have good CD rates. However, there is no way of knowing how the ownership of your accounts are registered except by calling them and taking their word for it. They told me you can get this info from the e-statements that are on their web portal, but the information in their statements is wrong, at least if you have POD designations. For example, if you have any POD designations, the statement will indicate a joint account owned by both the owners AND beneficiaries as joint owners. They should really correct this bug in their system as it can have legal implications if one of the beneficiaries wants to argue that they are in fact owners.

Government Shutdown Program And Hard Credit Pulls

Kudos to Patelco for their Government Shutdown Assistance Program, which deserves a 5-star rating. However, the hard pulls on new membership applications brings the rating down to 3 stars.

Patelco: Miserable Experience

A friend and I both applied (separately) for Patelco memberships in order to open multiple Rising Rate CDs. Patelco appears entirely unprepared for the volume of applicants lured by their offer. Over the course of the past two weeks, they made an unending mess of both my and my friend's applications while wasting countless hours of our time. I no longer feel comfortable about the idea of doing business with them.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #68579
Year Chartered1936
Employees671
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1%
Return on Equity - YTD9.62%
Annual Interest Income$211.7MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$6.59B$6.06B
LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$5.03B$4.37B
DepositsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$5.74B$5.24B
Equity CapitalQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$681.0MM$626.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$36.1MM$36.9MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$17.4MM$19.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$2.8MM$2.9MM
Rates

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