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HEART First Time Homebuyer Program Increases Maximum Home Purchase Price to $908,156 and Maximum Household Income to $170,000

SAN JOSE, CA – April 4, 2019

HEART of San Mateo County and Meriwest Mortgage have increased the maximum home purchase price and household income for new homebuyers in San Mateo County. In response to higher housing costs, HEART, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County, and Meriwest Mortgage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meriwest Credit Union, will now allow new homebuyers in San Mateo County to purchase homes for up to $908,156...

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Meriwest Credit Union Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Flagship Financial Center in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CA – April 2, 2019

After undergoing extensive remodeling, Meriwest Credit Union’s flagship financial center, located on Chesbro Avenue in San Jose, was recently unveiled to the public. The grand re-opening and ribbon cutting was led by Meriwest CEO and President Julie Kirsch, District 10 Councilmember Johnny Khamis, SVO President Matt Mahood and San Jose Sharks Foundation President Doug Bentz along with Meriwest’s executive team and the board of directors...

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Meriwest Credit Union Receives 2018 Blue Diamond Award from Second Harvest Food Bank

SAN JOSE, CA – March 27, 2019

Meriwest Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions serving Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area, was recognized by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties with the Blue Diamond Award for its 2018 holiday donation and food drive. Meriwest employees donated over $10,000 and 2,000 pounds of food, which benefited hundreds of local families...

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Meriwest Credit Union - Doing Our Part to Make Homeownership a Reality for Families in Fremont

SAN JOSE, CA – January 24, 2019

Meriwest Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions serving Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, continues its commitment to help eliminate homelessness by sponsoring grants that provide affordable housing for community residents. Meriwest teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to support and celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of 11 affordable homes in Fremont, known as Central Commons, at a home dedication ceremony on January 12...   

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Meriwest Credit Union-Helping End Hunger in Communities

SAN JOSE, CA – August 30, 2018

Meriwest Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions serving Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona continue in their efforts to make hunger history! We’ve partnered with Elan Financial Services to honor Second Harvest Food Bank – an amazing nonprofit organization that feeds 250,000 people each month – with a $10,000 donation to help feed thousands more in our community...

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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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