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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 Honored as Volunteer of the Year by the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Jul 16, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding Event in Santa Rosa
Jul 12, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Senior Vice President Receives Women in Business Award
Jul 06, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Names New Rohnert Park Branch Manager
Jul 05, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding Event in Napa
Jul 03, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Shred-a-Thon Provides Secure Document Shredding to Marin Residents
Jun 14, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Wins Three MAC Awards
Jun 12, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Hiring Fair Scheduled for June 20th in Santa Rosa
Jun 11, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Member Experience
Jun 05, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Donates Little Free Library
May 25, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Wins NACHA Payment Award
May 24, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Ranks 2nd in Nation
May 15, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Finishes Strong in the Race to Support Local Nonprofits
May 10, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding Event in Novato
May 09, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Elects Board and Supervisory Committee
May 01, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Hiring Event Set for May 10th in Santa Rosa
Apr 13, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Celebrates Credit Union Youth Month
Apr 05, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Wins Industry Marketing Awards
Mar 29, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Welcomes New Communications and Public Relations Manager
Mar 23, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Celebrates Its 100th Teen Financial Fair in the North Bay
Mar 19, 2018

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

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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!

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