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Meet Us

We believe in local, neighborly banking, we hope that you do, too

Simpler. Faster. Friendlier.

1st United is more than a credit union. We are an approachable, down-to-earth financial institution committed to helping our members and community accomplish their financial goals.

Here are some ways we set ourselves apart from other Bay Area financial institutions:

We’re your neighbor

Being a good neighbor is central to everything we do. 1st United celebrates our community by investing time and money where you live, work, and play. We are committed to the spirit of volunteerism, financial literacy, supporting local schools, and improving the financial future of families in our community.

We’re looking to the future

Your days are busy and we want to help. 1st United continually invests in the technologies need to provide you a simpler, faster, and friendlier banking experience. Plus, we provide the education and training to show you how to make the most of these tools.

We’re dedicated and principled

We believe in the credit union philosophy of not-for-profit banking. Expect total professionalism, full transparency, and an ethical experience in all we do. Our consultative approach encourages members to sit down with us to chat about saving and managing your money. Your trust means everything, and we work to earn it every day.

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Still deciding if 1st United is right for you?

Browse around our savings and loan products and check out our financial education. We’re here to answer any questions you may have.

The 1st United story

1st United is one of the oldest credit unions in San Francisco’s Bay Area and in California. Since 1932, we’ve served members throughout the East Bay. That’s a long time — and we’re looking forward to many more years helping the community.

Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, or Kings Counties. If you’re looking for a fast, tech-savvy experience combined with personalized service, we’re think we’re the perfect fit for you.

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