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5-Star Rated Coast Central Credit Union: Premier Financial Stability for 91 Consecutive Quarters


As Coast Central Credit Union prepares to celebrate 67 Years of providing quality member service to its members in the tri-county region; we are honored to be recognized once again as a 5-Star rated financial institution by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank and credit union rating and research firm.  BauerFinancial, Inc. has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Coast Central Credit Union has earned this highest 5-Star rating for the most recent 91 consecutive quarters (That’s over 22 Years!).  This rating, based on March, 2017 financial data, indicates that Coast Central Credit Union is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation.  Coast Central Credit Union has earned an even more elite designation as a “Sustained Superiority Credit Union.”  This designation is only available to the top 10%, those institutions that have earned and maintained the 5-Star rating for longer than 90% of the industry.

Karen Dorway, President of Bauer Financial, recognizes that, “Coast Central Credit Union is a prime example of a credit union excelling at what it was created to do.  Its common bond and mutual ownership give its employees and members the same personal investment in the credit union.”  Dean G. Christensen, President/CEO of Coast Central states; “2017 marked 67 years of serving our membership across the tri-county region.  Although we have always prioritized our stability and financial strength, we are deeply proud of the important role that we play in serving our membership and community.  As both national and regional banks have phased out of serving our local community, Coast Central’s commitment has never wavered.”

Coast Central operates through twelve conveniently located offices in Arcata, Crescent City, Eureka, Fortuna, Hoopa, McKinleyville, Weaverville and Willow Creek, owns and operates eighteen ATM machines through Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties and can be found on the internet at  In addition, members have access to over 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide through the Co-Op Network.

BauerFinancial, Inc. has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983.  No institution pays for its rating, nor can choose to be excluded.  To look at star ratings for Coast Central Credit Union or any other financial institution, visit

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