Posted by tom, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2008 at 8:12 am
Fireman got it right!!!! It was formed originally for employees of the City. I am not sure, but I think it has expanded its membership to a broader base. Drop in and ask them questions. They operate independently of the City government
Posted by Mama, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 17, 2008 at 8:41 am
Actually Fireman the credit union is not and never has been staffed by City employees.
Tom you are right membership is open to all that work, live or worship in Palo Alto. I've been a member for almost 30 years and LOVE the Palo Alto Community Federal Credit Union. In this day of faceless online business it's very refreshing to be recognized and called by name when doing my banking. Being a member we are privvy to their financials and they are very strong in this currently very shaky industry.
Posted by Tim, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Nov 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Again you have your facts WRONG. Anyone can join the PACU and it is not own or run by the City of Palo Alto. They have many Palo Alto employees that belong because it is next to city hall.
You really need to get a life. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life in front of your computer and degrade anything or anyone that has any connection to the City of Palo Alto? What a waste of a life!
Posted by Mama, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 18, 2008 at 1:28 pm
You're right Tim, thanks!
Wondering - If you fall under the live, work, worship criteria you can become a member. You just need to open an account just like any other financial institution. Over the years I've had home and auto loans with them, the transactions are very easy and they are always pleasant. They have never come across as if they were doing me a favor, an experience I've had elsewhere. In fact they were appreciative of my business. You can check them out online at Web Link
Posted by Mama, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm
I know both of you will be pleased with the services they provide! I hear you Wondering...it's rare to find customer service any longer. You will be blown away by the personal service you receive and you'll find your car loan process so much easier than "big guys". We're thinking of taking out an equity line to do some home improvements, their rates are very competitive!
Report back, I can't wait to see what you guys think.