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Santa Barbara Area

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

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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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22-Month CD Special In San Diego
Saw this First Republic Bank ad in Sunday's San Diego Union Tribune: 1.25% APY 22-month CD Special $10,000 minimum balance $1,000,000 maximum deposit
Wells Fargo Everyday Checking $100 Offer
$100 offer expires 09/01/2016. Requirements: Open an Everyday Checking account with a $25 minimum deposit. Make 10 debit card purchases/payments within 60 days. Offer Link Offer details courtesy of MoneysMyLife.com
$300 And $150 Checking Bonuses At Bank Of The West
My local BotW branch in San Diego was advertising this. Also saw it listed at the BotW home page. You can get $300 with Premier Checking or Get up to
$25 Bonus For Existing Account Holders
Bank Online Trusteer Rapport | First Republic Bank $25 bonus when you download First Republic Bank's latest online banking security software.  You must have existing First Republic Bank checking or
Kinecta FCU Offering 1.25% On 15-Month CD
Kinecta FCU is offering a 15-month CD at 1.25% APY. But while Kinecta is nationally available, with easy membership requirements for all, in order to get this particular promotion, you