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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

Visa Rewards Better Rewards with our low rate Visa
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RCU Insurance Service LogoBundle & Save on Insurance

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

New - Use Your Rewards for Charity Donations & eGift CardsVisa Redwood Rewards Plus logo

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
  • Instantly download eGift Cards from your favorite retailers

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

What It Means to Be a Healthy Credit Union

Redwood Credit Union has been recognized as the healthiest credit union of over 6,000 credit unions nationwide based on 2014 yearend results. “Healthiest” in this context is not about physical health (though we do support wellness programs for our employees); we were named healthiest credit union because we received the top score based on 11 criteria of financial strength and Member relationships, according to Glatt Consulting’s “Credit Union Industry HealthScore.” What this means is we are working hard to maintain a strong financial position and help you succeed.

This is significant because when we are financially healthy, we are able to return more value to our Members. For example, RCU’s Visa credit card was recently named among the top 10 credit union credit cards in the country, based on our low rates, fewer fees and free Member rewards program. A study by the Credit Union National Association found RCU returned more than $24 million to our Members last year through higher savings yields, lower loan rates and fewer and lower fees for services.

We invest in our Members by providing affordable solutions for all your financial needs. This extends beyond everyday banking to include home and auto loans, business banking and lending, investments and retirement planning, insurance coverage and more. And we listen to your feedback and respond by continually using your suggestions to make improvements to our services and technology so you can access your accounts more conveniently.

Our strength is a direct result of the great relationships we have with our loyal Members. In turn, your participation—by using RCU for all your financial needs— helps us maintain a healthy cooperative so we can continue to benefit all Members.

Because of you, RCU ended 2014 in the best financial position of our 65-year history. I encourage you to learn more about RCU’s exceptional performance by reviewing our Annual Report, available on our website at

Thank you for your continued support and for allowing Redwood Credit Union to serve your financial needs.

Best regards,

Brett Martinez
Brett Martinez
President & CEO