Credit Union Listing Guide
Learn more about local credit unions and how to contact them.
Alliance Credit Union was created in 1952 by a small group of visionary General Electric employees with the idea of “people helping people.” Alliance Credit Union has grown as a member-owned, financial cooperative to now serve more than 40,000 members in six counties including Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties in Northern California and New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties in North Carolina. They also serve approximately 400 community business partners throughout both states by offering exclusive benefits to their employees.
You can find branch offices in California at locations across San Jose and in Sunnyvale. There is also a branch office in Racine, North Carolina.
For more information: 800-232-8669 www.alliancecu.org
Meriwest Credit Union was originally established in 1961 as the IBM San Jose Employees Federal Credit Union. Then in 1975, the official name changed to Pacific IBM Employees Federal Credit Union. In 1999 Pacific IBM became Meriwest Credit Union. Today, the amazing benefits once only available to employees and families employed by IBM are now available to anyone who lives or works in the greater Bay Area of Northern California or in Tucson, Arizona.
Branch offices are located in several locations across the Bay Area including San Jose, Cupertino, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale.
For more information: 877-637-4937 www.meriwest.com
Pacific Service Credit Union was founded in 1936 by the employees of Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Today, more than 80 years later,
Pacific Service CU has grown to nearly 70,000 members and surpassed $1 billion in assets. They are a full-service financial institution serving anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties.
Branch locations include San Francisco, Livermore, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill, Concord and in Fresno as well.
For more information: 888-858-6878 www.pacificservice.org
Patelco Credit Union was created back in 1936, with only $500 in assets by a few employees from Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (now know as AT&T). Since then, Patelco Credit Union has grown to become a full service, not-for-profit financial cooperative dedicated to helping its members and communities to prosper. Currently, with $6 billion in assets and over 325,000 members nationwide, they have become one of the largest credit unions in the nation. Even with all their growth, their purpose remains focused on their members: fueling hope and creating opportunities to build finance resiliency while empowering them to achieve financial freedom.
Patelco Credit Union can be found at locations across the Bay Area including San Francisco, Daly City, San Bruno, Oakland, Berkeley, SanMateo, San Leandro, Lafayette, Hayward, Redwood City, Novato, Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Concord, Dublin, Fremont and Santa Clara.
For more information: 800-358-8228 www.patelco.org
SafeAmerica Credit Union was established in 1953 and operates in Northern California. They are primarily focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, with a mission to provide a better banking experience for its members. They have branches in Antioch, Hayward, Pleasanton andWalnut Creek serving the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, SanMateo and Santa Clara as well as numerous employer groups including members of the Financial Fitness Association. Find a branch near you in Antioch, Hayward, Pleasanton andWalnut Creek.
For more information: 800-972-0999 www.safeamerica.com
Stanford Federal Credit Union was created by a group of Stanford employees back in 1959 and has grown into a $2.4 billion, full-service financial institution owned and operated by over 65,000 members of the Stanford community. Stanford Federal Credit Union primarily serves the banking needs of individuals and families who comprise the Stanford community, and the employees and family members of over 100 select employer groups throughout the Bay Area. However, they do allow others to join who are interested in being part of a locallyowned cooperative with friendly, professional personal service and convenient worldwide access.
Branch locations can be found in Palo Alto and at several locations on the Stanford University campus.
For more information: 888-723-7328 www.sfcu.org
UNCLE Credit Union was started back in 1957 by just four employees of the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore (now Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). The Radiation Laboratory Livermore Credit Union as it was first named, was established to provide financial services for the entire Lab community. Then in 1988, the name was changed to UNCLE (University of California Livermore Employees) Credit Union, proudly offering membership to anyone who lives, regularly works, attends school or regularly worships in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin or Stanislaus counties. During the past 60 years, they have grown to more than $449 million in assets and over 27,000 members.
You can find UNCLE Credit Union financial centers all across Livermore and they also have an office in Pleasanton.