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Meriwest Announces the Winners of the 2017-18 Essay Competition

SAN JOSE, CA – March 16, 2018

Meriwest Executives meet with Essay Winners

Each year for the annual High School essay competition, Meriwest Credit Union asks young members to think outside the box and provide a different perspective of how they view a credit union. The Annual Competition is designed to motivate and support high school students in grades 9-12 who are planning to continue their academic achievements in college. This year, they were posed the question: Given the shift to “all things digital” in the financial world, do you feel that branches are still relevant, and if so, how?  

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Meriwest ranks among the top 6 best Credit Unions and Banks in San Jose!

SAN JOSE, CA – December 14, 2017

According to, Meriwest ranks among the top 6 best Credit Unions and Banks in San Jose!

"Most people consider San Jose, CA the heart and soul of Silicon Valley. It’s the largest city in Northern California, with an estimated population of just over one million. This area is also noted for a high cost of living, which makes finding the top San Jose banks a high priority for many.

When you live and work in a city with the 3rd highest GDP per capita in the world, the San Jose credit union or bank you choose for loans, savings, and investments can make a big difference in how fast you reach your financial goals.

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Meriwest Empowers High School Students to Make Informed Financial Decisions through Innovative New Program

SAN JOSE, CA – July 5, 2017

Meriwest Credit Union today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to local high school students by providing them with access to the EverFi™ — Financial Literacy/ Vault™ — Understanding Money learning platform. This web-based program uses the latest in new media technology –simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Meriwest has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high/elementary school students at no cost to the school(s).

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Meriwest Sponsors FHLB Grant for Habitat for Humanity Development

SAN JOSE, CA – June 15, 2017

$162,500 Housing Grant for Low Income First-Time Home-buyers Meriwest Credit Union announced today that they have sponsored a successful Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Affordable Housing Program grant application on behalf of the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco uses their profits to support affordable housing projects. Member institutions, such as Meriwest Credit Union, can sponsor...

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Meriwest Credit Union Generated $108 Million Impact in Local Community

SAN JOSE, CA – April 10, 2017

2016 Economic Impact Project Meriwest Credit Union participated in a 2016 year-long project, commissioned by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (CCUL) in conjunction with ECONorthwest, to measure the economic impact that credit unions are making in their local communities. Credit unions’ combined ripple effect in the broader economy can’t be ignored as their financially cooperative, not-for-profit model reinvests local dollars back into local.....

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Meriwest and Autoland, LLC Partner to Support Local Non-Profit

SAN JOSE, CA – May 11, 2017

Assistance League of San Jose’s Readers are Leaders Program Meriwest Credit Union was proud to recently sponsor Assistance League of San Jose with a $3,000 grant through Autoland, LLC - Auto Buying's charitable grant program. The funds will help support ALSJ's Readers are Leaders program. “It’s truly gratifying to partner with Autoland to support such an amazing group of volunteers shaping the future by teaching children the gift and reward of reading,”...

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Meriwest Awarded WISH & IDEA Grant Sponsorships

SAN JOSE, CA – April 3, 2017

FHLB Approves $130K in Loan Program Grant Funds to CU The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco approved Meriwest Credit Union’s request for grant funds to be used to help local working families earning less than the median income access to home ownership. Meriwest Credit Union was approved for funds on two grant programs; $100k will be granted for the WISH (Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership) Program and $30k for the IDEA (Individual...

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Meriwest Credit Union Encourages Youth to Give a Hoot About Savings

SAN JOSE, CA – Mar 30, 2017

Learning to save for what you want in life is a crucial life skill, but it’s one too few young people are learning. That’s why for financial literacy month in April, Meriwest Credit Union will focus on helping young people develop good saving habits. Meriwest will host a savings challenge for the entire month, encouraging young people to save for something they care about and offering prizes for participating. The theme of the event is Give a Hoot About Saving....

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