Press Releases

UNCLE Credit Union Celebrates 60 Years as Trusted Financial Partner and Leading Contributor to the Communities it Serves

February 8, 2017—LIVERMORE, CA —UNCLE Credit Union, a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving more than 22,000 members, marks a major milestone this year with its 60th anniversary. Since its inception, the organization has remained dedicated to the financial wellbeing of its members while playing an essential role in successful efforts to strengthen the larger community.

UNCLE Credit Union Launches Business Banking Services to Promote Financial Well-Being of Local Business Owners

January 11, 2017—LIVERMORE, CA—UNCLE Credit Union, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties, is now offering a wide spectrum of financial products and services customized for business owners. The new Business Banking division will help small to mid-sized businesses streamline their finances, improve money management and cash flow, and secure needed funds and business tools for day-to-day operations and growth.


UNCLE Credit Union Releases 2016 Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Election Results
June 1, 2016—LIVERMORE, CA—UNCLE Credit Union, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties, re-elected Board Chairman Chung Bothwell and Vice Chairman Randy Werner to oversee the financial cooperative for the 2016-2017 term in its mission of promoting the financial success of its members. Bothwell begins her eighth term in this principal role and was elected by unanimous consent, as was Vice Chairman Randy Werner. As veteran officers that have both served in various capacities on the board for more than two decades, Bothwell and Werner are an integral part of a stable leadership team that has guided the credit union on its path of continued growth while ensuring its financial security.

UNCLE Credit Union Helps The Crayon Initiative Inspire Children and Reduce Landfill Waste
December 9, 2015—Livermore, CA
—UNCLE Credit Union is partnering with The Crayon Initiative in their mission to provide a creative outlet for children suffering from serious illnesses while reducing landfill waste. Founded in 2013, Northern California-based nonprofit The Crayon Initiative is dedicated to collecting discarded crayons and remanufacturing them for use in hospitals that care for kids. To date, The Crayon Initiative has delivered more than 3,000 packs of recycled crayons. 

Kasasa Changes the Face of Local Banking in the Bay Area
August 3, 2015— Livermore, CA — UNCLE Credit Union asks consumers, “Do you Kasasa?” as it becomes the next financial institution in California to launch the country’s most innovative financial products. Kasasa® is a new brand of free checking and savings accounts that rewards consumers for using their account with what interests them most—high interest, cash back and automatic savings. These accounts, combined with the personal service that only community financial institutions can deliver, are offering residents a better banking option than the megabank experience.

UNCLE Credit Union Re-Elects Chung Bothwell as Board Chairman
June 30, 2015, Livermore, CA—UNCLE Credit Union, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties, re-elected Chung Bothwell as Board Chairman for the 2015-2016 term. The election marks Bothwell’s seventh year in this critical leadership role. Bothwell has served as a board director for more than twenty years in varied capacities. In partnership with a strong management team and an effective and committed board membership, Bothwell has been a major contributor to the Credit Union’s growth from $1 million in assets in 1957 to more than $300 million at present. Moreover, UNCLE has developed an excellent reputation among both its members and the communities it serves.

UNCLE Credit Union Announces New Executive Roles
Within the Organization

May 13, 2015, Livermore, CA—UNCLE Credit Union, serving the communities of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Tracy, today announced the creation of two new executive roles in a move that will strengthen corporate performance and streamline decision-making in response to the changing needs of the market it serves. Dree Johnson has been promoted to Vice President, Member Services, and Sarah Samuel has been named Vice President, Sales and Marketing. With more than 35 years of combined experience in financial services, both have been instrumental in the achievement of key goals at UNCLE Credit Union.

UNCLE Credit Union Donates More Than $3,000 to Nonprofits Serving the Tri-Valley

March 16, 2015, Livermore, CA—UNCLE Credit Union has announced that it donated more than $3,249 in 2014 to two charitable organizations that serve the East Bay, Tri-Valley Haven and Children’s Miracle Network. The Credit Union raised funds through offerings available to its members, including its annual Skip-a-pay promotion and a new discount program in partnership with Sprint that has provided savings of more than $40 million to members of credit unions nationwide since its inception. UNCLE opted to give all revenue generated from the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount Program directly to Children’s Hospital Oakland, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. 

UNCLE Credit Union Launches Secure Person-2-Person Payment Service in Partnership With PayPal™

February 23, 2015, Livermore, CA—UNCLE Credit Union, serving the East Bay communities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Tracy, is making it easier than ever for members to send money to almost anyone with its recently launched money transfer service, Send Money, powered by PayPal™. Using UNCLE’s mobile app, members can quickly and securely transfer funds from their checking account to another person or merchant. Send Money is the latest in a series of new features offering UNCLE members enhanced access to 24/7 financial services—allowing them to complete transactions anytime, anywhere from devices such as their smartphone, iPad or other tablet computer.

UNCLE Credit Union Launches New Wealth Management Center with CUSO Financial Services

May 12, 2014, Livermore, CA—UNCLE Credit Union announced today that its investment services unit launched last summer—UNCLE Investment Services—in partnership with CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS), has introduced a new online integrated financial planning tool, UNCLE’s Wealth Management Center. This comprehensive platform allows the credit union’s investment services clients to view online statements, trade and invest online, utilize financial calculators as well as book appointments with a CFS financial advisor at UNCLE Credit Union.

UNCLE Credit Union Celebrates Opening of New Location of Pleasanton Financial Center

January, 2014, Livermore, CA—UNCLE Credit Union held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 11, 2014 to celebrate the opening of its new Pleasanton location at Suite A, 1987 Santa Rita Road in the Mission Shopping Plaza. The financial center, which opened its doors to members on December 23, 2013, represented a strategic decision by the credit union’s senior management and its Board of Directors to make a significant investment in its financial center in Pleasanton to dramatically improve the member experience for UNCLE members.

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