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Redwood Credit Union Press Room
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Welcome to Redwood Credit Union's Press Room!

Thank you for your interest in Redwood Credit Union (RCU). Here you’ll find helpful information and resources for your story and reporting needs:

We look forward to assisting you!

What's New at RCU

Our most recent press releases.

Redwood Credit Union Reports Strong 2016 Results
Feb 14, 2017

Enhanced financial education and resources available on RCU’s website
Jan 26, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Names New Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Dec 27, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Recognized for Community Efforts
Dec 20, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Names Mill Valley Branch Manager
Dec 13, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Opens New Branch in Mill Valley
Dec 07, 2016

Lake County Fire Victims Relief Fund Brings Holiday Cheer to Lower Lake
Fire Survivors
Dec 05, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Welcomes Ryan Beach as Assistant Vice President/Regional Manager of Branch Operations
Nov 30, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Hosts Holiday Toy and Food Drives
Nov 25, 2016

Redwood Credit Union CEO Receives Advocate of the Year Award
Nov 21, 2016

Redwood Credit Union’s Visa Card Named Top Four in U.S.
Oct 27, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Provides Free Access to FICO® Scores in Online Banking
Oct 25, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Gives Back to Community Garden
Oct 24, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Advisors Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Investment Services
Oct 06, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Names New Santa Rosa Branch Managers
Aug 30, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding Event in Ukiah
Aug 17, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Offers Financial Assistance Programs for Victims of
Lake County Clayton Fire
Aug 16, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Offers 2016 Lake County Fire Victims Relief Fund
Aug 15, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Names Terence Powell as Assistant Vice President
of Wealth Management
Jul 28, 2016

Redwood Credit Union Named Finalist for SilkRoad 2016 Golden Portal
Onboarding Award
Jul 21, 2016

RCU Quick Facts | Overview

  • A not-for-profit financial cooperative started in 1950
  • Among the largest credit unions in the U.S. of some 6,000 credit unions nationwide
  • Serving Members and businesses in California’s North Bay and San Francisco

Our Key Stats

  • We serve over 273,000 Members throughout Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Mendocino, Lake, Contra Costa and Solano counties  
  • Current size: Largest credit union in the North Bay with over $3 billion in assets.
  • RCU employs over 500 people
  • Administrative Offices are located in Santa Rosa, California
  • Currently ranked 54th largest Credit Union in the U.S. (of approximately 6,000) and 10th largest in California (of 350). Information as of July 31st, 2016

What We Offer

  • Full range of financial services for personal or business use, including checking, savings, loans, credit cards, investments, insurance and auto purchasing/brokerage
  • 17 branch locations, including 15 in North Bay and 1 in San Francisco, plus a full-service insurance agency and an auto sales and brokering center 
  • Fee-free access to 30,000+ ATMs through the CO-OP Network
  • Full range of free online services, including online and mobile banking, bill pay and more

Who We Serve

  • Anyone who lives, works or owns a business in the counties of Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Mendocino, Lake, Contra Costa and Solano

Our History

  • Founded in 1950 by 7 employees of the County of Sonoma
  • Changed name to Redwood Credit Union to reflect increased demand for affordable financial services in the North Bay.
  • Grew to the full-service financial institution we are today, with more than $3 billion in assets, serving the financial needs of nearly 260,000 consumers and businesses

Awards and Recognition

  • Ranked top 5 in Credit Union HealthScore - Glatt Consulting
  • Best Credit Union (11th consecutive year) - Northbay biz readers' poll
  • Best Credit Union  - Press Democrat & North Bay Bohemian readers' polls
  • Best Places to Work (11th consecutive year) - North Bay Business Journal
  • Corporate Philanthropy Award 2016 (3rd consecutive year) - North Bay Business Journal
  • Top 10 Best Credit Union Credit Card Programs - GOBankingrates.com
  • Brett Martinez: Latino Leadership Award – North Bay Business Journal
  • Community Credit Union of the Year (Honorable Mention) - CUNA
  • SBA Preferred Lender - Small Business Administration

Media/Press Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in Redwood Credit Union (RCU). We respect you've got a deadline to meet, so we make every attempt to be responsive to your inquiries. In addition to providing up-to-date press releases and media resources in our Press Room, we also provide several ways for you to contact us about the story you're working on:

1. Email Us a RCU Press Inquiry Form

If you're on deadline and prefer to email us your questions, simply complete the following downloadable RCU Press Inquiry Form and email it to us at PR@redwoodcu.org -- we'll respond promptly!

RCU Press Inquiry Email Form

(compatible with Word 2007 or newer)

2. Call our PR Team

Please direct all press inquiries or requests to RCU's responsive PR team at the following numbers:

RCU PR Team: (707) 576-5224 or (800) 479-7928, ext 65224 | Fax: (707) 541-2656

Thank you for your interest in Redwood Credit Union!