Kinecta Named “Best Credit Union” in South Bay

Marsha Mathias                                    
Director, Corporate Communications                                        310.643.2625

Voted favorite by Daily Breeze readers in 2011 and 2012

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., August 6, 2012 – Kinecta Federal Credit Union has been named “Best Credit Union” by the local publication The Daily Breeze in its 21st Annual Readers Poll. This marks the second year in a row that Kinecta has earned this award.

“We are honored to have again been selected by the readers of The Daily Breeze as their favorite credit union. Kinecta was founded in the South Bay and has been a proud member of the community for over 70 years,” said Keith Sultemeier, Kinecta President and CEO. “I am very proud of our staff and their ongoing commitment to providing outstanding member service, and this recognition of their efforts by our members and community is especially gratifying.”

Among the thousands of votes cast, Kinecta garnered the highest number among a total of five credit unions that were nominated. Voting for this year’s poll took place from May 27-June 5 via paper and online ballots. The Daily Breeze is a 70,000-circulation daily newspaper published in Torrance, California that serves the South Bay cities of Los Angeles County. Its annual Readers Poll is renowned among area residents and businesses alike.

About Kinecta Federal Credit Union:
Kinecta Federal Credit Union ( is one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with approximately $3.18 billion in assets; 22 branches; four retail mortgage centers; 43 Nix customer service centers and 12 Kinecta branches at Nix locations; and over 238,000 members nationwide. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Kinecta was founded to serve employees of Hughes Aircraft Company and now serves employees from Boeing Satellite Systems, Raytheon Systems Company, DirecTV and other select employer groups.  Kinecta offers its members a full range of financial products through the Credit Union and its subsidiaries, Kinecta Financial & Insurance Services, Apollo Insurance Services, Inc., and Kinecta Alternative Financial Solutions, dba Nix Financial (

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