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Monterey-Salinas Area

Including Salinas, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Watsonville, Carmel, Hollister, Capitola, Pacific Grove, Aptos, Scotts Valley, and 17 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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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
$25 Referal Bonus
fatwallet.com user is reporting that you can get a $25 referral bonus for referring a new member to NAVY FCU.  Does anyone know more.  They say both parties gets bonus. 
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