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Monterey-Salinas Area

Including Salinas, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Watsonville, Carmel, Hollister, Capitola, Pacific Grove, Aptos, Scotts Valley, and 15 other towns.

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Banking in the Monterey-Salinas Area

The Monterey–Salinas area of California combines modern conveniences and yesterday’s charm with beautiful beaches, the Monterey Peninsula, world class wineries, and major attractions like the historic missions of San Juan Bautista. The region offers its residents a mix of natural resources, a pleasant climate, and many employment opportunities from the area’s agriculture sector and over 100 manufacturing firms. This has brought a need for banking that is provided by many notable financial institutions such as Bay Federal Credit Union, Santa Cruz Bank, 1st Capital Bank, Pacific Valley Bank, and Monterey Credit Union.

Those living in the Monterey-Salinas area will find all of their banking needs met in conveniently located offices. There are approximately 210 branches scattered throughout these communities from 24 reputable banks and 10 credit unions. ATMs and online banking services are also available to residents of this area. Those just getting started with their finances will find affordable student loans and first time home loans with competitive rates. Families will discover savings and checking accounts along with refinancing options and help saving for the future from many of these establishments. Retirees can also use the assistance of the many Monterey-Salinas banks to make the most of their retirement dollars.

This area of California has relied on the local banks for dependable service over the years. The Monterey County Employees Credit Union was first established in 1950 and still serves the community today as do all of these fine institutions.

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19-Month Special CD
Do you have a Wells Fargo checking account with some extra cash in the balance column? Although you could earn a higher CD rate at several online banks, if you
Navy Federal Adds 10-month Special CD, 2.75% APY w/Add-Ons
Deal Summary: 10-Month Special Certificate, 2.75% APY, $50 minimum, additional deposits up to $100k total balance. Availability: Nationwide, but a military relationship required for membership. It’s a good news/bad news
Navy Federal 2.75% 10 Mth Add-On Special
Effective today. $50 minimum deposit, $100K maximum balance. Available as Share/IRA/ESA.
IRA Rates Ending April 15th
I spoke to Navy Federal about transferring a Roth IRA and they told me the 3.75% 40 month rate would only be good through April 15th. I had to have
2.60% 11-Mo CD & 2.10% Savings Acct Regional Promotions
Wells Fargo is currently offering a 2.60% APY, 11-month CD which requires a minimum deposit of $25,000 (new money).They are also offering a 2.10% APY, Platinum Savings Account which also
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