Looking for a new bank? Concord has an additional option for customers hoping to switch from the big guys to a smaller, local credit union. Pacific Service Credit Union moved here from Walnut Creek last month, making Concord its fifth location in the Bay Area.
Residents may have received a mailer this week with the words "Hello Concord!" printed on the front and a map of the credit union's location outside of downtown Concord at 3000 Clayton Road. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and Concord city officials celebrated the bank's arrival with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Pacific Service Credit Union brought 80 employees to the new location and claims to be a "better neighbor" than other banks by offering free ATM locations that include Costco, 7-Eleven, Chevron and Extra Mile, plus a free checking account with no minumum balance or direct deposit requirements.
As a welcome for Concord customers, the credit union is offering a $50 incentive for all new checking accounts opened by November 30, 2012.
For more information or to open an account, visit PacificService.org.
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