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We value our Members and are committed to your financial well-being, so count on us to keep you up-to-date on the latest RCU news, information, announcements and specials. Check back often as the following information is updated regularly!

News & Announcements

RCU Goes Solar RCU Goes Solar!

RCU recently completed a 2,600 panel solar array on the roof of our Administrative Offices in Santa Rosa. The solar installation will provide 61% of the electricity at our facility. Learn more!

Redwood Credit Union Named
Large Business of the Year

Redwood Credit Union is honored to be named Large Business of the Year by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. Watch the video:

Redwood Empire Food Bank RCU Receives Corporate Philanthropy Award

RCU received the North Bay Business Journal's 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Award, in part for our partnership with Redwood Empire Food Bank. RCU also supports numerous community and nonprofit programs in our communities. Read more about RCU's current awards and recognition.

Please visit our Press Room to read more Redwood Credit Union news.

Specials & Promotions

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On average, RCU Members save $509 by bundling their home and auto insurance through RCU Insurance Services. Get your free quote today!

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Now available! RedwoodRewards Plus, our Debit/Credit Rewards program, has two new options for redeeming points!

  • Make a donation to one of over 250 national charities
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Points can be redeemed through the RedwoodRewards Plus tab in our new Online Banking system.

Related Links

Following are upcoming events hosted by RCU.

For information about non-profit and other community events, visit RCU in the Community. For a list of events supported by RCU as part of our commitment to Going Green, visit our Go Green Programs page, and click on Participate.

Brett Martinez

  A Message from RCU’s President
  & CEO Brett Martinez

People Helping People

Credit unions were founded on the principle of “people helping people.” It’s core to who we are as an organization, and we live this philosophy every day. From providing low-rate loans to help you obtain a car or home, to helping local businesses with the financing they need to grow and thrive, we love listening and helping you find the right solutions for your financial life. But sometimes we are reminded of what “people helping people” means in a much broader sense.

Recently, a series of devastating fires broke out in our nearby community of Lake County. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed, and thousands of peoples’ lives were suddenly disrupted. RCU responded by ensuring our employees in those areas were safe and had the support they needed, and by assisting Members impacted by the fire through special financial assistance programs for the fire victims, including zero-interest personal loans and low-rate auto and RV loans to help them with financial hardships resulting from the fires. We also created a fund to help the fire victims… and within days, people and businesses in our communities contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars. People helping people is not only what credit unions do, but it’s also what our Members and local communities do, and it’s truly inspiring.

It’s our mission to provide solutions and make a difference when you need us most… but we also want you to know that it’s what we do every day. Whether you are recovering from an unexpected event, struggling to make ends meet, or just trying to improve your everyday financial life, we are here to help.

The third Thursday of October is recognized as International Credit Union Day, which celebrates the unique benefits credit unions bring to their communities. This year’s theme is —fittingly—“People Helping People.” We hope you’ll take a moment this October 15 to remember why you became an RCU Member, and to celebrate the many benefits of people helping people.

Best regards,

Brett Martinez
Brett Martinez
President & CEO