Credit Union of Southern California debuts new El Monte branch

ANAHEIM HILLS, CA (April 28, 2021) — Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) relocated its full-service branch in El Monte, CA on Monday, April 19. This branch was relocated to better accommodate the needs of CU SoCal’s growing membership.

The credit union held a ribbon-cutting celebration on April 19 for the branch located at the corner of Valley Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue in the Santa Fe Trail Plaza.

“The new branch has spacious surroundings with greater parking access and is conveniently located close to shopping and eateries,” said CU SoCal President and CEO Dave Gunderson. “Plus, we’ve added new Saturday hours and a 24-hour ATM vestibule.”

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Christine Knight, El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing and Membership, Jessica Ancona, Mayor of El Monte, Dave Gunderson, CU SoCal President and CEO, Michelle Hunter, CU SoCal Chief Communications and Experience Officer, Aaron Young, CU SoCal SVP, Branch Operations/Retail Banking, Vanessa Perez, CU SoCal El Monte Assistant Branch Manager, and Nancy Monarrez, CU SoCal El Monte Branch Manager

About Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal)

Founded in 1954 as Whittier Area Schools Federal Credit Union, CU SoCal has a five-star financial rating from BauerFinancial, a nationally recognized independent bank research firm, and in 2020 was placed in the top 2% of all U.S. credit unions by Today, CU SoCal has more than $2 billion in assets and is dedicated to “Build Better Lives Through Exceptional Member Experiences, Every Time,” for more than 124,000 Member-owners. Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino counties. For more information, visit


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