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San Francisco Bay Area

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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Local Deals & News

First Republic Bank Adds 28-Month CD Special
Deal Summary: 28-month CD Special, 1.70% APY, $10k min/$1m max. Availability: Market area includes California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Oregon Over the past few years, First Republic Bank
1.70% 28-Month CD Special at First Republic Bank
$10,000 minimum balance APYs are in effect as of 5/8/2017 CDs are subject to substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Appears to be available in all of the bank's regions: https://www.firstrepublic.com/current-deposit-rates
Wells Fargo Long Term 3.00% Callable Step-Up CD Via TD Ameritrade
I frequently get notices of new issue callable CDs from TD Ameritrade. This one looks like a rate leader. My calculations indicate the blended rate over the entire term is
1st United CU (CA) 24-month CD Has Bump-Up And Add-On Options
Deal Summary: 24-month Fixed Share Certificate, 2.00% APY, $1k minimum, one bump-up; additional deposits at any time. Availability: Residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Kings, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus Counties, California;
Star One Credit Union (CA) Raises Rates On Three Liquid Accounts
Deal Summary: Special Savings,1.10% APY, no min/no max; Money Market Savings, 1.10% APY, $50 min/no max; Rewards Checking, 1.10% APY, $100 min/no max. Availability: Residents of Santa Clara County, California;
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