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Fresno-Visalia Area

Including Fresno, Visalia, Clovis, Merced, Porterville, Hanford, Tulare, Madera, Atwater, Reedley, and 30 other towns.

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Banking in the Fresno-Visalia Area

The area of Fresno and Visalia is located in the heart of California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for its agricultural fields found on the valley floor and the Sierra Nevada Snow-capped peaks. The area’s agriculture, livestock, and manufacturing have provided residents with a well-established economy in a region with plenty of sunshine, educational opportunities, and daily basics necessities such as banking. Seventeen credit unions and ten banks are headquartered here. Among these are notable institutions like the Educational Employees Credit Union, Bank of Sierra, Central Valley Community Bank, and Premium Valley Bank.

Banking is available around the clock with many of these banks offering online banking, as well as conveniently located ATMs throughout the area communities. Families find checking accounts and savings accounts with reasonable terms offered throughout this network of banks and credit unions, in addition to a variety of other services such as student loans, first time home buyer loans, personal loans, and refinancing. The Fresno–Visalia area is home to approximately 390 branches from more than 30 banks and 30 credit unions.

Trusted banking in the Fresno–Visalia area has been counted on since 1925 when The Finance and Thrift Company first opened its doors. Still in operation today, it’s a fine example of the banking services found here. Young students, families, and retired individuals can all find the financial care they need to feel secure from any one of this area’s well established banking institutions.

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Local Deals & News

Military Veterans and Family Members Now Eligible To Join Navy Fed
This week Navy Federal Credit Union made a nice change to their field of membership. Veterans of the Armed Forces who were honorably discharged are now eligible to join the
Membership Change - Open To Veterans
Navy Federal has apparently changed its membership rules to allow veterans (and family?). At least I think this is a change to allow veterans, where previously membership was limited to
Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
UPDATE 2/20/2017: Offer extended through March 3, 2017. UPDATE 2/1/2017: The fine print on promotion page now reads, "This is an exclusive, nontransferable offer, available to those who received our
Citibank Offers $500 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Now through April 14, 2017, Citibank has a $500 bonus when opening a new Citi Priority Account Package checking account. $500 Bonus Requirements Open a new eligible consumer
Self-Help FCU (Easy Membership) Raises Money Market APYs
Availability: Easy membership requirement Earlier this week, Self-Help Federal Credit Union (Self-Help FCU) raised the rate on its Money Market account (1.03% APY, $500+; 1.13% APY, $500k+). The minimum opening
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