Valley Credit Union was recently assumed by Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) on December 31, 2008. This was arranged by the NCUA while the NCUA was operating Valley CU in a conservatorship. The conservatorship started in early September 2008. It appears Valley CU will continue to operate for the time being with the same branches and field of membership. However, Valley CU members appear to now be officially CEFCU members. CEFCU is an Illinois based credit union which services a 14-county area in Central Illinois. CEFCU's certificate rates are a little lower.
Membership is open to those who reside, regularly work or regularly worship in Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County or Alameda County. You can also be eligible to join via select employee groups and immediate family. Please refer to the credit union's Membership Page for the full details.
CEFCU is federally insured by the NCUA (Charter # 68448).
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