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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 Receives Heart of Marin Corporate Community Service Award
Jan 17, 2018

Redwood Credit Union Creates North Bay Fire Relief Fund
Oct 13, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Celebrates International Credit Union Day on October 19
Oct 05, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Receives Healthy Business Leader Award
Sep 29, 2017

Personal Finance Author Jean Chatzky Shares Financial Advice in Napa
Sep 21, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Helps Local Residents Securely Dispose of Two-and-a-Half Tons of Confidential Paperwork
Sep 15, 2017

Deanna Schutz Joins Redwood Credit Union’s Mortgage Lending Team
Sep 06, 2017

Local Businesses Partner to Offer Affordable Housing Solution
Aug 31, 2017

Redwood Credit Union’s Donna Zapata Honored with 2017
Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame Award
Aug 29, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding Event in Ukiah
Aug 29, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Helps 2,000 Local Residents Shred Documents for Security
Aug 16, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Receives Marketing Impact Award for Investment Digital Newsletters
Aug 14, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Advisors Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Investment Services
Aug 04, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Presents Free Financial Wellness Seminar with Personal Finance Author Jean Chatzky
Aug 02, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Names New Community Liaison
Jul 31, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Senior Vice President Receives Women in Business Award
Jul 26, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding and Security Seminar August 12 in Santa Rosa
Jul 18, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Shred-a-Thon helped nearly 500 Napa residents to safely dispose of sensitive documents
Jul 14, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Names New San Rafael Branch Manager
Jul 12, 2017

Redwood Credit Union Introduces Premium Visa Signature® Credit Card
Jun 21, 2017

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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