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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

3% 5 Month Taxable CD - $10K Max
my understanding is that this is for taxable accounts only. Very short term, but better than money market rates.
US Bank Offers $200 Summer Checking Bonus
UPDATE 7/10/2017: As some DA readers have noted in the Comments section below, this offer is not available nationwide. I have included more detail in the Availability section below. Thank
Navy Federal Increases 2-Year IRA CD Rates
Navy Federal Credit Union made an unusual rate increase this week. Its 2-year IRA certificate rates increased 20 bps. The new 2-year IRA certificate rates: 1.76% APY minimum $1,000 1.80%
$150 Wells Fargo Checking Bonus - Select Cities
If you missed the previous $250 bonus and you live in an eligible city, you may want to give this a try. To get a $150 bonus, open an Everyday
Navy Fed Ends a Backdoor Way To Qualify for Membership
Last December I reported on a little-known way to qualify for Navy Federal Credit Union (Navy Fed) membership. This backdoor to Navy Fed membership has been closed. The backdoor involved
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