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RCU Quick Facts | Overview

  • A not-for-profit financial cooperative started in 1950
  • Among the largest credit unions in the U.S. of some 5,700 credit unions nationwide
  • Serving Members and businesses in California’s North Bay and San Francisco

Our Key Stats

  • We serve nearly 320,000 Members throughout Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Mendocino, Lake, Contra Costa and Solano counties  
  • Current size: Largest credit union in the North Bay with $4.3 billion in assets.
  • RCU employs over 600 people
  • Administrative offices are located in Santa Rosa, California
  • Currently ranked 40th largest credit union in the U.S. (of approximately 6,300) and 8th largest in California (of 350).Information as of March 31st, 2017

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 16 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
  • In 1982, 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 $4.3 billion in assets, serving the financial needs of over 320,000 consumers and businesses

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Places to Work, North Bay Business Journal, every year since 2005
  • Rated one of the Top 5 healthiest Credit Unions - Glatt Consulting
  • Best Company to do Business With, North Bay biz, several years running
  • Marin IJ Readers’ Choice Award – Best Credit Union
  • Community Philanthropy Award, North Bay Business Journal, every year since it began
  • Best Credit Union, Press Democrat readers' poll, every year since 2012
  • Best Credit Union, North Bay biz, several years running
  • Best Credit Union in Napa and Sonoma Counties, North Bay Bohemian Reader’s Poll
  • Best Financial Institution, Sonoma Index-Tribune
  • SBA Preferred Lender - Small Business Administration

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Redwood Credit Union serves anyone living, working or owning a business in California’s Northern Bay Area, which includes the counties of Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Solano. We look forward to serving you!

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