Frontwave named Morongo Basin’s Best Bank for third straight year

OCEANSIDE, CA (November 9, 2022) — Frontwave Credit Union has been named the Best Bank in the Morongo Basin by Hi-Desert Publishing Company’s 2022 Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

For the past 10 years, Hi-Desert Publishing has asked its readers in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms to help crown local businesses as the “best of the best.” Members of the community vote for their favorite local businesses and service providers in over 75 categories, and thousands of votes were cast in this year’s two-month-long contest.

Frontwave’s steadfast commitment to providing great service and helping Members realize their financial dreams was applauded by members of the Morongo Basin community, who selected it as the area’s Best Bank for the third straight year, beating out competitors like Chase and Wells Fargo.

“Winning this distinction for the third year in a row is such a tremendous honor and a testament that we’re delivering on our vision to be the best place our Members have ever banked,” said Bill Birnie, President/CEO for Frontwave Credit Union. “I could not be more proud of our Frontwave Dream Makers who help us stand out in the marketplace like this by delivering exceptional experiences for our Members in every way they choose to bank with us — in our branches, over the phone, and through our digital platforms.”

Follow @frontwavecu on social media for updates regarding its ongoing community outreach throughout the Morongo Basin and the greater Southern California region. To learn more about Frontwave Credit Union, visit

About Frontwave Credit Union

Frontwave Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Frontwave Credit Union provides a portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, home equity loans, and financial planning. Forged in 1952 as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union in Oceanside, California, Frontwave has grown from 8 civil service employee members and $40 in assets to over 125,000 members and nearly $1.4 billion in assets. Frontwave Credit Union has been named San Diego’s Best Credit Union and Morongo Basin’s Best Bank three years running, has been honored with the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award six times in the last eight years, and is continuously recognized as a best place to work. Frontwave is a ten-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Award for Workplace Excellence, most recently in 2022. To learn more, visit <> .


Jennifer Topzand, Vice President of Marketing
Frontwave Credit Union


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