San Diego Wildfires Close Credit Union Branches
The San Diego County wildfires, scorching more than 10,000 acres and destroying homes in Southern California, forced some credit unions to close branches Thursday.
The $441 million, 39,555-member Point Loma Credit Union closed its branches in the North County suburbs of Carlsbad and Rancho Bernardo. The branches will be closed “until further notice due to ongoing firefighting efforts,” according to the credit union’s website.
Hundreds of homes remained threatened by an 800-acre fire in the North County suburb of San Marcos on Thursday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The $707 million, 77,330-member Pacific Marine Credit Union in Oceanside also closed its San Marcos branch on Thursday, but its Vista branch, located to the west, remained open, according to the credit union’s website.
The $1.8 billion, 125,544-member California Coast Credit Union in San Diego closed its Escondido branch in North County late Thursday afternoon. However, the credit union said its San Marcos and Scripps Ranch branches remained open.
Also closing its branch doors late Thursday afternoon because of the wildfires was the $6 million, 868-member Sony San Diego Employees Federal Credit Union.
The $6.5 billion 264,256-member San Diego County Credit Union reported no branch or office closures on its website or social media sites.
However, the credit union announced that it is offering a 90-day payment deferral on home and auto loans for eligible members affected by the wildfires.
Also managing to continue to service its 169,500 members during the wildfires Thursday was the $2.5 billion Mission Federal Credit Union in San Diego.
“We continue to monitor the fires and their impact on our members and employees throughout the county,” the credit union said in a statement.
Mission FCU encouraged members to check its website for service updates.