The new Redwood Credit Union branch at 695 E. Blithedale Avenue, in the Alto Plaza Shopping Center. Courtesy image.

Redwood Credit Union has opened a new full-service branch in Mill Valley at 695 E. Blithedale Avenue in the Alto Plaza Shopping Center containing Whole Foods Market and Rite Aid, the nonprofit financial cooperative’s first branch in southern Marin and third in Marin County. 
Designed to accommodate what the credit union says is it’s growing membership in Marin, the new branch includes features three 24-hour ATMs; a technology bar for members to access online banking and information; branch staff to assist with accounts, loans, and financial wellness; and a children’s activity area. The branch is open Monday through Friday9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Our new Mill Valley branch is designed to provide an experience that goes beyond everyday banking: it’s a comfortable environment where people can get individualized help with their overall financial wellness—from money management, to home and auto loans, to long-term financial planning – as well as explore our extensive online and mobile services, which add convenience and save time,” Redwood Credit Union CEO Brett Martinez said. “We’re excited to offer this beautiful new location to serve the financial needs of our members and the Mill Valley community.”
Redwood Credit Union, which was founded in 1950 and now boasts more than 273,000 members, was named the best of the nation’s approximately 6,100 credit unions in 2015 in an analysis by North Carolina-based Glatt Consulting, according to the Press Democrat. The firm, which does not have Redwood as a client, ranked credit unions in 11 categories, including net worth, return on assets, loan charge-offs, deposit growth and ratio of loans to deposits.

Here’s a shot of the interior of the new Redwood Credit Union branch:

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