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5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial


As Coast Central Credit Union prepares to celebrate 65 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 85 consecutive quarters (That’s over 21 Years!). This rating, based on June 30, 2015 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”. Fewer than10% of the nation’s credit unions have earned Bauer’s top rating for so long and with such consistency. This designation is reserved for those that have earned and maintained the 5-Star rating for at least 78 quarters.

“We don’t have to tell you how difficult it has been for financial industries these past eight years, but Coast Central Credit Union has not only survived, it has thrived.” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm. “Being able to maintain the highest level of financial performance, even in the most difficult of environments, Coast Central Credit Union was able to keep its focus on its members while others were trying to stay afloat. Coast Central Credit Union deserves this commendation.” Dean G. Christensen, President/CEO of Coast Central states; “2015 marks 65 years of serving our membership across the tri-county region. Although we have always prioritized the stability and financial strength of Coast Central Credit Union, we are deeply proud of the important role that we play in serving out membership and community.”

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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