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Santa Barbara Area

Including Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Goleta, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Solvang, and 14 other towns.

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Banking in the Santa Barbara Area

The cities of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo lie under the back drop of the Santa Ynez Mountains on the central California Coast. People living in this area enjoy upscale boutique shopping and restaurants serving seasonal fare and local wines, along with botanical gardens and zoos that showcase the area’s natural foliage and wildlife. This area has a rich Spanish colonial heritage as well as a history of notable financial institutions. The Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union first started serving those living here in 1937 and is still open today. Since then the banking industry has grown in this region. Eight banks and five credit unions are headquartered in the area of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo.

Among the notable institutions found in this area of California one will discover well-known names such as Heritage Oaks Bank, Montecito Bank &Trust, Coast Hills Credit Union, Sesloc Federal Credit Union, and Community West Bank. These institutions, along with the other banks and credit unions of this region, offer services to residents at all stages of their lives. Individuals wanting to start out on the road to financial success can find student loans for schooling, first time home loans, and investment opportunities from many of these establishments. Families enjoy the convenience of approximately 250 branches from nearly 30 banks and 10 credit unions, offering daily needs such as savings and checking accounts, and retirees can make the most of the retirement accounts they’ve contributed to.

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Kinecta Federal Credit Union 18-Month Promo CD Now 3.00% APY
Deal Summary: 18-month Promo Share Certificate, 3.00% APY, $1k minimum deposit Availability: Easy membership requirement Just prior to Labor Day, California-based Kinecta Federal Credit Union (Kinecta) unveiled a new 18-month
Union Bank Raises Rate On 18-23 Month CD
Deal Summary: 18-23 month CD, 2.90% APY, $10k min/$999,999.99 max deposit. Availability: Nationwide Last week, Union Bank raised the rate on its 18-23 month CD. Deposits between $10k and $999,999.99
Platinum Savings/Fixed Cds. Not Bad For A B&M National Bank
Wells Fargo enters the rate race (sorta). In todays Sun Sentinel, Wells Fargo is now offering their Platinum Savings account, minimum new money deposit of $25,000, with a minimum average
Wells Fargo 2-Yr. Brokered CD: 3.00%
new issue maturing Oct. 26, 2020, available at Vanguard
Kinecta Federal Credit Union Adds 18-Month Promo CD
Deal Summary: 18-month Promotional Certificate, 2.75% APY, $1k minimum deposit Availability: Easy membership requirement California-based Kinecta Federal Credit Union (Kinecta) is starting out the Labor Day weekend with a new
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