Union Bank of California is a commercial bank that offers personal, commercial, institutional, and private banking products and services, along with loans and lines of credit to individuals and businesses. The bank’s holding company, UnionBanCal is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol:UB).
On its personal banking side, Union Bank offers multiple savings and checking accounts designed to help consumers manage and save money. Savings account offerings have monthly service charges unless certain requirements are met and are available as a basic option and a higher interest option. The higher interest savings account requires a large initial deposit and daily account balance. Money market accounts have a monthly fee and require a higher initial deposit than savings accounts, but typically offer higher interest rates in returen. Checking accounts offer features like bill pay, traveler’s checks, and debit cards, but can get expensive depending on the type of account and number of features added. The most basic checking account comes with a free savings account, discounted non-Union Bank ATM fees, and an unlimited supply of checks. Certificates of Deposit (CDs) offer fixed interest rates on term lengths from 7 days to 5 years. The bank also has a professional wealth management group to help institutional and individual investors make decisions about fixed income products like mutual funds and annuities.
Union Bank online banking provides customers with a web-based platform on which they can access their accounts to perform various activities like online bill pay, funds transfer, check image viewing, and account alert monitoring. The bank has also optimized its website for mobile banking and released mobile banking apps to make accessing deposit accounts easy from a smartphone or tablet device.
Union Bank was originally established in 1979 as the Bank of Palm Springs before finally changing to its current name in 2008. The bank is a subsidiary of UnionBanCal Corporation, which is a bank holding company that formed out of the merger between The Bank of California and Union Bank in the late 1990’s. UnionBanCal is itself a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which is one of the largest financial organizations in the world. Union Bank is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California, and serves its customers through numerous branches located across several states.
I have been a customer of Union Bank for several years now and the only reason I stay with them it's because their bank is really near from were I live, and also their fees are not that bad compared to the other banks. Their customer service is good if I must say so myself, there is always someone available to help you and they solve any inquiries you have in a matter of time. One thing I don't like about Union Banks is that they lack Web/Mobile experience, I think they don't even have a mobile app yet, and their web service is lacking. Overall It's an okay bank so don't expect much from them.
I recently open an account with Union Ban and never had any issues with customer service. When I started using there online service I notice I was being tracked by cookies. Union Bank allows Core Metrics Foresee Results to track you while you are signed into their "secure web page". I have never heard of a bank using cookies to track while I am viewing my personal financial information.
When I ask why the first response I received was "you can delete cookies". After speaking with three people no one could answer why they were tracking me and using cookies while I was view personal financial information.
Caveat emptor=Buyer beware.
I've been with Union Bank for 10 years. I lost thousands of dollars with this bank. They used my funds and I got nothing except for degrading experience in both banking and brokerage departments.
The transfer and wire limits are too low.
The online banking is limited.
They did not provide services as other banks do. I am moving my money to other banks.
|FDIC Certificate #||22826|
|Return on Assets - YTD||0.6%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||5.08%|
|Annual Interest Income||$2.21B|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$133.5B$123.8B|
|Loans||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$87.11B$80.42B|
|Deposits||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$95.51B$86.50B|
|Equity Capital||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$16.15B$16.61B|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$500.6MM$409.6MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$629.9MM$384.0MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q2 2019vs Q2 2018||$1.0MM$0|
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