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Santa Barbara Area

Including Buellton, Cambria, Isla Vista, Lompoc, Los Osos, Templeton, Atascadero, Carpinteria, Grover Beach, Montecito, and 15 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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First Bank Offers First Performance Checking Online in CA, IL, and MO
UPDATE: 5/3/2021 - online application valid for residents of California, Illinois, and Missouri. Deal Summary: First Performance Checking, 3.04% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Availability: Nationwide Online application
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US Bank $100 Or $50 Savings Acct Bonus
Open a savings acct by 12/14, deposit $2500 or $5000 into it by 12/21, leave the money parked there until 6/21/2021, and a $50 or $100 bonus will be credited
First Bank (CA/IL/MO) Adds Competitive Reward Checking Account
Deal Summary: First Performance Checking, 3.04% APY on qualifying balances up to $25k. Availability: Market area includes California, Illinois, and Missouri. Missouri-based First Bank has introduced a new reward checking
Wells Falsely Reports Customers Requested Loan Payment Deferrals..
NBCNews report...Could impact prior court agreements on post BK payment arrangements...and no notice!
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