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San Francisco Bay Area

Including Alameda, Alamo, Albany, American Canyon, Angwin, Antioch, Bay Point, Belmont, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, and 116 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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Local Deals & News

Golden 1 Credit Union (CA) Adds 14-Month Jumbo CD Special
Deal Summary: 14-month Jumbo CD Special, 2.25% APY, $50k minimum, new money. Availability: All of California For a limited time, Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) is offering a 14-month
North Bay Credit Union (CA) Ups Long Term CD Rates
Deal Summary: CDs – 36-month (2.77% APY), 48-month (2.93% APY), and 60-month CD (3.03% APY), $100k minimum deposit. Availability: Residents of Sonoma County, California. Exactly a year ago, I wrote
First Foundation Bank Online Savings APY Remains Competitive
Deal Summary: Online Savings, 2.00% APY, $1k min/$3 million max deposit/balance, new money. Availability: Nationwide through online application. In October, California-based First Foundation Bank (First Foundation) unveiled its Online Savings
INOVA Federal Credit Union's 14-Month CD Special APY Is On Top
UPDATE 2/11/20: The 14-month CD Special rate fell to 2.40% APY. Deal Summary: 14-month CD Special, 2.55% APY, $200 minimum deposit. Availability: Easy membership requirement In a January 24 Forum
Citi - Offers Cash Bonus For New Checking/Savings Accounts
Offer 1/1 to 3/31/2020 Cash bonus: $200, $400, $500, $700 or $1,500, depending on the Account Package you select.  (Scroll to the bottom for a table of the cash bonus
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