Author: Team SESLOC

Voted #1 Local Bank or Credit Union

Thank you to all of our members and New Times readers for voting us as the number one Bank or Credit Union in SLO County. 2019 marks the twelfth year in a row we’ve received this honor. Congratulations to all the winners! See the complete list»

Tree Free

Why You Should Be “Tree Free”

We’re talking about “tree free” billing. The average American uses about one 100-foot tall Douglas fir tree in paper each year. Paper statements and bills alone generate almost two million tons of carbon dioxide, according to the National Geographic Society. And then there’s water. The U.S. pulp and paper industry is the largest industrial consumer… Read more »

Youth Week 2019

Now through April 19, 2019 SESLOC is celebrating International Credit Union Youth Week by offering fun activities, giveaways and more to help kids learn about the importance of saving. We’ll also waive the $5 membership fee for youth under age 18 when they open a savings account. Update: The event may have ended, but you… Read more »

Navigating the Borrower Portal

Navigating the Home Loan Borrower Portal

Applying for a home loan? SESLOC makes the process easy with our Borrower Portal, a secure online portal that allows you to close your mortgage with ease. You’ll be able to upload requested documents, check the current status of your loan and interact with your Loan Officer — all in one convenient place. If you applied… Read more »

Home Loan

How to Apply for a Mortgage Loan

Buying a home is probably life’s biggest and most stressful purchase. Between saving for the down payment and competing with other buyers, the process can feel daunting — especially for first-time buyers. That’s why SESLOC Mortgage Loan Officers work with you every step of the way, from consultation to closing. With their specialized knowledge and… Read more »

Atascadero Branch Closure and Grand Re-Opening

The Atascadero branch, drive-thru and deposit box were closed for remodeling from January 28-April 1, but reopened on April 2. We’re happy to serve you in our new redesigned space!

Plan for Retirement

I Think it’s Time to Start Planning for Retirement. Where Do I Begin?

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER To get started, you’ll need to set lifestyle goals for your retirement. At what age do you see yourself retiring, and what would you like to do? You’ll need to account for basic living expenses (food, utilities, transportation, etc.), the cost of a mortgage you may still be paying off, or… Read more »

Education Grants

SESLOC Education Grants Support Student Reading

What do Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School and Shandon High School have in common? They are both recent recipients of SESLOC Education Grants. With our roots as a credit union for San Luis Obispo county educators, SESLOC has a strong commitment to education. Our Education Grants program supports classroom learning, creativity, and innovation. Here’s how these… Read more »

Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting of Members was held at our SESLOC Headquarters on March 19, 2019. Members enjoyed refreshments, door prizes, received the 2018 Annual Report, heard the financial reports, and learned about the previous year’s achievements. Plans for the coming year were discussed and presented by the Board of Directors and the President/CEO.

SMiShing

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from SMiShing Attacks:

You may have heard of phishing — an email tactic cybercriminals use to scam victims by pretending to be a trusted source — but have you heard of SMiShing? SMiShing is like phishing, but with a text to your phone instead of an email to your computer. SMiShing messages are on the rise, in fact,… Read more »