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Oct 20, 2022

Mission Fed Credit Union Opens 34th Branch

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Mission Fed Credit Union Opens 34th Branch

Leading local credit union opens another South Bay location; Celebrates by donating to respected nonprofit

Media Contacts:

Courtney Pendleton ([email protected]) – 714.926.8106

San Diego, Oct. 20, 2022 – Mission Fed Credit Union, the largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, has officially opened its 34th branch site, located at 1170 Broadway Street, Ste. 110, Chula Vista, CA 91911.

“We’re proud to continue to better serve our South County members with this location, and happily greeting new members as well,” said Randy Tindell, 1st Vice President, Branch Network at Mission Fed.

In celebration of the new branch, and true to Mission Fed’s commitment to the community, Mission Fed leadership presented SBCS (formerly South Bay Community Services) with a $1,000 donation. The donation will support SBCS’ Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood program which provides a wide range of help to children, youth, and families in the community including academic help from preschool through college, mental health education, and even food assistance.

“We’re grateful for this donation from Mission Fed which will be invested directly into the success of our community members,” said Kathryn Lembo, President & CEO of SBCS.

Tindell added, “Giving back to the communities we all live and work in is our favorite thing to do at Mission Fed. SBCS is an amazing organization and we’re proud to help support this unique program.”

The new branch is led by longtime Chula Vista resident and 16-year veteran of Mission Fed, Mr. Marko Ramirez, Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager. Ramirez was born in Chula Vista, and attended elementary school, middle school and high school in the area.

“I love our community and try to be involved in anything I can, especially doing financial literacy presentations to schools, non-profits and local businesses,” said Ramirez. He is also very involved through his three children (ages 17, 14 and 8). Ramirez also serves the local community as an assistant coach to Olympian High School’s wrestling team and conditioning coach to his oldest son’s soccer team. He enjoys running marathons and traveling with his family and friends.

Like all Mission Fed locations, the Chula Vista branch offers friendly, helpful and experienced representatives to serve members and assist with important financial needs. The organization offers a full line of financial services. The Mission Fed Chula Vista branch is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit missionfed.com for more information.

Mission Fed also recently received the Juntos Avanzamos designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers, another important reason for Mission Fed’s newest branch to be located in Chula Vista. Juntos Avanzamos translates to “Together We Advance” and helps people navigate the financial system, providing safe, affordable and relevant financial services. Mission Fed is the first San Diego-based credit union to have the accolade.

COURTESY PHOTOS AVAILABLE INCLUDE:

  1. Mission Fed Check Presentation to SBCS
    1. L-to-R: Randy Tindell (Mission Fed), Declan Courtney (Mission Fed), Ricardo Ruffo (Mission Fed), Larissa Tabin (SBCS), Marko Ramirez (Mission Fed), Arturo Amaro (Mission Fed) and Chuck Fang (Mission Fed).
    2. Photo: bit.ly/3TyrYlu
    3. L-to-R: Declan Courtney (Mission Fed), Ricardo Ruffo (Mission Fed), Larissa Tabin (SBCS), Marko Ramirez (Mission Fed), Randy Tindell (Mission Fed), Arturo Amaro (Mission Fed) and Chuck Fang (Mission Fed).
    4. Photo: bit.ly/3TlvboV
  2. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mission Fed

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About Mission Fed Credit Union

Mission Federal Credit Union (Mission Fed) is the largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County. Mission Fed enhances the lives of its members through financial education and services, providing stability and strength to help San Diegans with financial wellness and success. Banking at Mission Fed means doing good for San Diego. Mission Fed gives money back to our local communities, has helped hundreds of nonprofits and important causes, and builds deep relationships with community partners.

Mission Fed has served the financial needs of San Diegans for over 60 years through checking, savings, loans, credit cards, and other financial offerings. Mission Fed has more than $5.0 billion in assets, 280,000 members, 34 convenient local branches, 30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs nationwide and free mobile and online banking services. The credit union was named a Top Workplaces USA winner in 2021 and placed in the top five California credit unions on Forbes’ Best-In-State Credit Unions list in 2022. Mission Fed is also the first San Diego-based credit union to receive the “Juntos Avanzamos” designation, honoring its commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic/Latinx consumers. Federally insured by NCUA and Equal Housing Lender. To learn more, visit www.MissionFed.com.

About Juntos Avanzamos

Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers – helping them navigate the U.S. financial system and providing safe, affordable and relevant financial services. Juntos Avanzamos credit unions employ bilingual, culturally-competent staff and leadership, accept alternative forms of ID and treat all of their members with respect, regardless of immigration status. The Juntos Avazamos network is growing quickly; it currently includes 84 credit unions in 23 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
Learn more about Juntos Avanzamos at www.cdcu.coop/juntosavanzamos.

Sobre Juntos Avanzamos

Juntos Avanzamos es una iniciativa de uniones de crédito para servir y empoderar al consumidor hispano. Están comprometidos a ayudar a los consumidores hispanos e inmigrantes a entender el sistema financiero estadounidense, así como a proporcionar servicios financieros económicos, relevantes y dignos. Las uniones de crédito de Juntos Avanzamos cuentan con personal que habla español, aceptan formas de identificación alternativas (Matrícula Consular, ITIN, ID Municipal) y tratan a todos sus socios con respeto independientemente de su estado migratorio. El grupo está creciendo rápidamente; actualmente incluye 84 uniones de crédito en 23 estados, Puerto Rico y el Distrito de Columbia. Para obtener más información sobre Juntos Avanzamos, visite www.cdcu.coop/juntosavanzamos.

About SBCS

SBCS (formerly South Bay Community Services), transforms communities to support the well-being and prosperity of children, youth, and families. Our programs and services are for everyone at any time in their lives when they need it the most. Together with our generous supporters, we can respond to the overwhelming needs of our community, touching the lives of more than 50,000 annually. More at www.sbcssandiego.org.

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