North Island Credit Union expands into North County with new full-service Encinitas branch

Credit union’s North County expansion brings neighborhood banking closer to members

GLENDALE, CA (October 27, 2017) — North Island Credit Union (North Island) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and week-long celebration to mark the opening of its new North County retail branch, located in the Camino Village Plaza at 288 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas, CA. With its expansion into North County, North Island now offers 11 branches across the greater San Diego area.

Local business leaders, elected officials and members participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 18th during a week-long grand opening celebration with daily member raffles, prizes, member gifts and refreshments. The credit union is also offering special rates on home equity lines of credit as part of its branch opening celebration.

“We’re thrilled to offer our members and neighbors in North County a convenient full-service retail branch right in their neighborhood,” said North Island President/CEO Steve O’Connell. “We opened this branch to bring our services right to our North County members as part of our commitment to providing an extraordinary banking experience. We hope our new neighbors across North County will also stop by our branch to experience the North Island difference with a full suite of financial products, competitive rates, and our own brand of truly personal service.”

North Island’s new North County branch uses a contemporary design, integrating technology to enhance face-to-face service with interactive tablet technology stations and full-service staff, including in-branch financial, investment and mortgage specialists. The branch has an open floor plan, offering free Wi-Fi, lounge, hospitality and private meeting areas, and 24-hour ATM services.

Anyone who works or lives in San Diego is eligible to join North Island, a $3 billion full-service credit union. The Encinitas branch hours are Monday through Thursday9am-5pmFriday9am-6pm; and Saturday9am-2pm.

North Island Credit Union opens its newest full-service branch in Camino Village Plaza in Encinitas with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and member celebration on October 18, 2017

City of Encinitas Assistant City Manager Mark Delin (right) presents North Island CEO Steve O’Connell with a Certificate of Recognition during the credit union’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its newest branch on October 18, 2017.

About California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 with assets over $4.5 billion, nearly 200,000 members, and 24 retail branches. The credit union serves community members and businesses in the California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura as well as school employees throughout the state. The credit union operates in San Diego and Riverside Counties as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. The credit union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.


Jeanne Ouellette

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