About Us

You’re Our Priority!

At Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal), Members are our number one priority. Our tradition of providing World-Class Service and Convenience since 1954 is a part of our everyday culture. We’re honored you’ve chosen CU SoCal as your financial partner and enthusiastically look forward to serving all of your financial needs.

World-Class Service

By choosing CU SoCal, you’ll receive many of the financial products and services offered elsewhere, but with one important difference—World-Class Service. We only hire caring people who love making a positive difference in Members’ lives. We personally answer your calls. There are no extensions to dial or phone trees to weed through.

Convenience

CU SoCal Members have access to 10,000 more free ATMs than the largest bank, thousands of shared branch locations worldwide, Saturday hours, Home Banking, Bill Pay, Mobile Banking, account alerts, and 24-hour telephone account access. Call, click, or come by to access your funds anytime, anywhere.

Safety and Soundness

Protecting our Members’ privacy is very important to us. That’s why we maintain a strict confidentiality policy to protect not only your financial assets, but your personal information as well. Plus, CU SoCal has a superior financial rating from BauerFinancial, employs prudent loan practices, and maintains a strong net worth. Members’ savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), is a U.S. Government agency.

Care for Community

CU SoCal is a local financial institution—we live and work in the same neighborhoods you do. We strive to build strong and vibrant communities. Each year we’re honored to volunteer our time and contribute financially to help those in need.

Guidance

As your credit union, we see ourselves as your financial partner. We are happy to provide free financial guidance and literacy classes. Rest assured that you will always receive the very best from your team at CU SoCal.



Not For Profit, Not For Charity, But For Service.

For People. Not Profit.

Our nation’s credit unions have helped American families live better lives and embrace democratic principles for more than seven decades. During the Great Depression, many struggling citizens found financial relief and security in credit unions. It was said that many were thankful during those tough times, that credit unions were “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, But for Service.” This “People Helping People” philosophy still holds true today.

Does this sound different from other financial institutions? That’s because credit unions are different. Unlike most other financial institutions that pay dividends to outside stockholders, credit unions return earnings to Member-Owners in the form of competitive rates, lower fees, and new or improved products and services.

As a new Member, you join many colleagues and neighbors who already know the CU SoCal difference. The credit union that began in 1954 is now more than 55,000 Members strong, has assets exceeding $700 million, and serves those in need with its own charity, Southern California’s Helping Hands (SCHH).

CU SoCal doesn’t just exist to provide financial services—we provide financial services with World-Class Service for the purpose of improving lives.

 

 
CBS Money Watch—1/18/11
Four Ways To Beat The New High Bank Fees.
 

 
Bankrate.com—3/1/11
2011 Credit Union Checking Study. Credit Unions: Free-Checking Champions.
 

 
Kiplinger—3/1/11
The Credit Union Advantage.
 

 
Bankrate.com—3/28/11
There’s A Credit Union For Everyone!
 

 
CBS News: Money Watch—3/21/11
How To Avoid Rising Bank Fees.
 

 
Today Show—11/20/10
Credit Unions Picking Up Steam.
 

 
The New York Times—2/18/11
Healing a Wounded Credit Score.
 

 
U.S. News My Money—3/2/11
Eight Facts You Should Know About Credit Unions.

We Care About Our Community.

Fueled by the philosophy of “People Helping People,” we support the communities we serve and enthusiastically donate thousands of dollars each year to many worthy organizations through our Member Relations Committee and Southern California’s Helping Hands (SCHH). We embrace the spirit of giving throughout the year by raising funds to help support creative projects and innovative technologies that enrich the lives of our local youth, and with programs that provide food, clothing, holiday gifts, and financial assistance to local families in need.




GREAT NEWS!

Thanks to the overwhelming response of credit union supporters nationwide, on February 26, Congress announced that credit unions will remain tax exempt. This means that credit unions will continue to return their profits to Members in the form of low- to no-fee products and services, that Members will continue to enjoy their many Member-only benefits, and America’s right to financial choice has been preserved. This terrific outcome is the direct result of your continued support to reach out to representatives about the credit union difference. Thank you.

Tell Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union

CU SoCal’s primary focus is you, our Members. And, advocating for your financial benefit is one of our top priorities. Occasionally, we need your help in this effort.

What’s Going On

You may have heard that Congress is considering an overhaul of the federal tax code. These changes could include taxing credit unions.

Why We Need Your Help

Credit unions are not-for-profit and return earnings to Members in the form of service and convenience, competitive rates, and low or no fees.

Taxing credit unions means you (and all credit union Members nationwide) could lose these benefits. It may even destroy America’s credit unions as we know them, eliminating financial options for consumers. Ultimately, an added federal tax on credit unions is an added tax on you.

Watch the brief informational video below for more information.

Connect For The Credit Union Cause

Connect for the Cause is a web-based advocacy network that allows you to send your elected officials a message asking them to vote favorably for credit union legislation. This powerful tool sends your message and the messages of thousands of other credit union supporters to amplify the credit union voice and provide a greater influence on important issues.


Visit Connect for the Cause today and make your voice heard!


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