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SESLOC wins award for providing $20 million membership benefit 

–SESLOC Federal Credit Union has won top recognition from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the industry’s trade organization and advocacy group in their asset category ($275 million to $1 billion) for providing the largest annual financial return to their membership, equating to a member benefit of approximately $20 million annually.

In earning CUNA’s Benefits of Membership Award, SESLOC ranks among the nation’s best in delivering exemplary value to its members. To be recognized, credit unions submit their rates, fees and account yields; earnings and returns to members are then evaluated compared to competing banks to determine average savings to members.

The CUNA judges found that SESLOC, through its lower loan interest rates, above-average deposit yields, and reduced fees compared to banks, provided $397 in direct financial benefits per member household in 2017. SESLOC serves 50,000 member households in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties.

“Our goal each day is to provide value to our members through well priced financial services,” said SESLOC President/CEO Geri LaChance. “Adding close to $400 per year into a family budget has a significant positive impact for each of our families.”

In addition to receiving this member value award, SESLOC received two separate recognitions in the past two months for its employee-focused culture. CEO LaChance firmly believes that employees who enjoy their work extend that satisfaction into more friendly and attentive service. “The personal service these engaged employees provide each day is a bonus dividend on top of the financial savings members receive for being a part of the credit union,” said LaChance.

About SESLOC Federal Credit Union

SESLOC Federal Credit Union is a nonprofit financial institution on California’s central coast since 1942, now operating with five branches in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria. With assets of $820 million, their 170 employees provide valuable financial and educational services to 50,000 members. SESLOC membership is open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in San Luis Obispo or Northern Santa Barbara County. For more information, please visit www.sesloc.org.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.