Oakland Credit Unions: the complete list

Here is the complete list of credit unions with offices in Oakland. From the NCUA database and my own sleuthing. Let me know if I missed any.

Oakland Municipal CU: Field of membership includes all who live, work or worship in the City of Oakland or San Leandro.

Kaiser Lakeside CU, a division of  SafeAmerica CU: Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, or Santa Clara are eligible to join SafeAmerica Credit Union. When I joined this CU, they told me it was enough to know someone in one of those counties. THIS CU IS NOT FEDERALLY INSURED.

Pacific Service CU: PG&E employees and customers.

The Golden 1 CU: anyone in 34 California counties.

Peoples’ Federal Credit Union: Oakland Flatlands geographic region of the California Bay Area: This area encompasses North Oakland, West Oakland, Chinatown, San Antonio, Fruitvale, Central East Oakland, and Elmhurst. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or volunteers in this area. That’s the only time I’ve seen “volunteers.”

Provident CU: Anyone who lives or works in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and 8 others. Plus many other ways to be eligible.

Patelco CU: Anyone who lives or works in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and 8 others. Not the same list as Provident. Plus many other ways to be eligible. Not the same list as Provident.

Alliant CU: A long list of qualifying organizations, many in Oakland since they absorbed some local CUs. My favorites are Kaiser Permanente (yes, your HMO membership makes you eligible) and “Local PTA.”

1st United Services Credit Union: Anyone who lives, regularly works, or attends school in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties California, as well as any and all businesses, corporations, organizations, or associations located in such counties. (added January 30, 2010)

Restricted membership Credit Unions:

Hanin Federal Credit Union: members of St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church in Oakland, Korean American Coalition. It’s possible that anyone can join the Korean American Coalition, but I couldn’t tell from the website.

Chevron Texaco Credit Union: restricted to Chevron Texaco or Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman employees and families.

East Bay Postal CU. Restricted to postal workers. No website. 480 Roland Way, Oakland. (510) 568-7150.

ILWU – FSC Restricted to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Matson Employees CU. I couldn’t find a website or an address. If you work there, ask human resources.

ONIZED Oakland CU. I couldn’t find any information about this one either.

Sea West Coast Guard CU For the Coast Guard, Homeland Security, Armed Forces, and some others.

Taylor Memorial United Methodist FCU. No website. 12th and Adeline, Oakland. (510) 465-1734.

Utility District CU. Employees of EBMUD and their immediate family members are eligible to join.

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Other Coast Live Oak posts in the Credit Union series:
Move Your Money to Oakland,
PatelCo Credit Union,
Provident CU: Super Rewards Checking,
Alliant Credit Union: high savings rates

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4 Responses to “Oakland Credit Unions: the complete list”

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  3. eqbal Says:

    Nice list. What are the criteria for judging a credit union? I travel a lot internationally for my job (sounds good, has painful aspects) and need to be able to get cash out of Star & Plus ATM machines. Also, of course, I need to use ATMs locally and don’t want to pay their “poaching” fees.

    • Quercki Says:

      I think everybody has their own criteria for judging a credit union. What services do you want? Do you want to be able to attend/participate in/run the board of directors meetings? Is the credit union likely to be taken over because it is struggling or because it is healthy or not? Does this credit union invest in the local economy?

      How well do Star and Plus ATM networks work in your travels? What are the owner’s fees like? Which other networks would you like to be part of?

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