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Bakersfield Area

Including Arvin, Bakersfield, Delano, Frazier Park, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, 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

Wells Fargo Leaps Ahead Of Brokered CD Competitors For Multiple Durations (2-Year 3.75%)
On Vanguard, here are Wells Fargo current non-callable Brokered CD offers as of 3:45pm Eastern, September 13 3.75% 2-year 3.70% 18-month 3.65% 12-month 3.60% 9-month 3.50% 6-month
Citi Rate Changes As Of 8-31-2022
Citi rate changes as of 8-31-2022 include: High Yield Savings Account @ 2.00% (was 1.65%),12-month NP CD @ 2.25% (was 1.75%),1-year CD @ 2.75% (was 2.50%), 18-month CD @ 2.85%
No More Lollipops At Wells Fargo
Mrs. Rockies and I made a very rare trip inside our local brick and mortar Wells Fargo branch earlier today. We wanted to get some cash which required the teller
Citi Drops Overdraft Fees
Email rec'd 6/18/22: "Effective June 19, 2022, Citi is eliminating overdraft fees, returned item fees, and overdraft protection transfer fees on Citi Retail Banking consumer deposit accounts."
US Bank Checking Account Bonus Pays Up To $400
Deal Summary: $200 or $400 bonus when opening a new Silver, Gold, or Platinum Checking account. Available through June 13, 2022. Availability: Market area includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL,
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