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Bakersfield Area

Including Shafter, Taft, Wasco, Lake Isabella, Tehachapi, Delano, Lamont, Arvin, Bakersfield, Frazier Park, and other towns.

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Banking in the Bakersfield Area

The Bakersfield, California, area encompasses several major cities and towns. Along with Bakersfield itself, it includes Taft, Wasco, Shafter, Lake Isabella, Kernville, Frazier Park, and Tehachapi. The area has a population of nearly half a million people. Bakersfield's highly diversified economy's major components are oil, agriculture, and natural gas.

There are numerous option for banking in Bakersfield: local residents can choose from Mission Bank, Valley Republic Bank, Kern Federal Credit Union, Safe 1 Credit Union, and Kern Schools Federal Credit Union. Two banks and six credit union are headquartered in the Bakersfield area. Many people feel safest investing their money into a financial institution with a long history. In the Bakersfield area, the oldest active institution is the Chevron Valley Credit Union, which was established in 1935. Bakersfield has an impressive number of branches for its residents to choose from. An approximate total of 140 branches representing 24 banks and 16 credit unions exist in the area.

Bakersfield is one of the largest cities in California, and its large population of employed residents is reflected in the significant number of financial institutions who have chosen to establish themselves in the area.

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Local Deals & News

Citi Accelerate Savings Drops To 0.50% APY
Got an e-mail from them on 12/12, which states the following rate change: As of 12/8/20, the Citi Accelerate Savings account variable rate changed to 0.50% Annual Percentage Yield¹ (APY).
US Bank $100 Or $50 Savings Acct Bonus
Open a savings acct by 12/14, deposit $2500 or $5000 into it by 12/21, leave the money parked there until 6/21/2021, and a $50 or $100 bonus will be credited
PNC Financial Services Acquires BBVA USA
Got the attached email from BBVA USA this evening: "Dear Valued Client, Today it was announced tcat pending regulatory approval, BBVA USA will be acquired by PNC, a top 10
Business Account: Up To $2,000 For Up To $200K For 60 Days
The main take away hear is that this is about the only bank looking for new money. I received this in a mailing: My quick read of the requirements is
Spectrum Credit Union Adds Rate Leading 13-Month Special CD
Deal Summary: 13-month Special Certificate, 2.10% APY, $500 minimum; 24-month Special Step-Up Certificate, 2.20% APY, one-time rate increase, $500 minimum. Availability: Easy membership requirement California-based Spectrum Credit Union (Spectrum) recently
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