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Including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Fremont, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Concord, and 115 other towns.

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Banking in the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco metropolitan area is one of the wealthiest in the country. As such, many banks are established or have branches in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Oakland, Napa and other cities. In fact, there are 51 banks and 81 credit unions registered in the region with about 3,000 branch locations.

All of the large US banks have a presence here including Citibank, JP Morgan, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Bank of the West has even been continuously operating for over 140 years.

San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, the trolley system and the art scene. However, the region is also known for its business prowess. It is the hub of the technology scene in the US and has many rich technology company executives as well as venture capitalists. The biotech industry is also large as well as traditional industries such as real estate, finance, advertising and media.

For that reason, there are plenty of banks in the region, serving all of these customers with their deposit and lending needs. As long as the economy continues to perform, banks will continue to operate in the region.

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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
15-Month CD Special In San Diego
Saw this First Republic Bank ad in Sunday's San Diego Union Tribune: 1.25% APY 15-month CD Special $10,000 minimum balance $1,000,000 maximum deposit
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
SafeAmerica CU Has Top Nationally Available 60-Month CD
Availability: Easy Membership Requirement California-based SafeAmerica Credit Union (SafeAmerica CU) started the New Year by increasing the rate on its 60-month CD (2.50% APY) by 48 basis points. The minimum
$75 Checking Account Bonus In Northern California
1st Nor Cal Credit Union’s Holiday Convenience Package $75 checking account bonus requirements: To qualify for a Convenience Package, a new or existing member must open a first time Checking
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