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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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OCC Assesses $50 Million Civil Money Penalty And Terminates Consent Order Against Rabobank, N.A.
Customers at Rabobank may be interested in this news: OCC news release:
Navy Federal - CD Interest May / Will Not Be Paid If We Lose Money
There is a lot of interesting language in disclosure statements, particularly with credit unions. Many banks and credit unions contain language that they "may" allow withdrawals, and US Alliance reserves
Florida Citibank 30 Mo CD Special Is 1.51% APY, $10K Min
Going to this page: https://online.citi.com/US/banking/cd-ira/citi.action?ID=certificates-of-deposit for the Florida region shows a 1.51% APY with $10,000 minimum investment in a 30 month CD.
Navy Fed 3 Yr Variable Rate Cd
Increased to 2.14% APY from 1.93%, $500 min
Navy Fed Offers New Special Certificates
Deal Summary: 2.25% APY 15-month add-on CD, Maximum deposit $50k. 2.75% APY 32-month add-on IRA CD, Maximum deposit $250k. Availability: Requires a connection to the military. Navy Federal Credit Union
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