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Santa Barbara Area

Including Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Buellton, Cambria, Carpinteria, Cayucos, Goleta, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Isla Vista, and 15 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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Wells Fargo Bank Has $300 Bonus For New Checking Customers
Deal Summary: $300 bonus for new checking customer. Availability: Nationwide Now through March 31, 2022, Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) is offering a $300 bonus when opening a new checking
Bank of the West Offers $250 Checking Account Bonus
Deal Summary: : $250 checking bonus (direct deposit required) available now through April 15, 2022. Availability: Market area includes AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM,
US Bank Checking Account Bonus Pays Up To $500
Deal Summary: $300 or $500 bonus when opening a new Silver, Gold, or Platinum Checking account. Available through January 24, 2022. Availability: Market area includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL,
$300 Checking Bonus
Wells Fargo has a new $300 checking bonus, which is targeted. (I received it in the mail today.) Can be done online or in-branch. 1. You must use your bonus
Kinecta Federal Credit Union And Xceed Financial Credit Union Merge
Deal Summary: 2-year Share Certificate, 0.75% APY ($100k min), 0.70% APY ($1k min) Availability: Easy membership requirement It’s been almost three years since I last wrote about California-based Kinecta Federal
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