Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union began in 1936, with a vision to offer financial services to all public school employees and their family members in Santa Barbara County. We are a financial cooperative, entirely owned by our membership.
Our Membership Today
In keeping with the vision and spirit of our founding principles of providing low rates on loans, higher rates on savings and excellent member services, we maintain consistent, conservative policies and keep in mind the best interest of our membership. Our vision today is to become the primary financial institution of all our member-owners.
Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union employs 20 local residents to manage over $230 million in assets. Our membership is over 10,000 strong. SBTFCU would not exist without our members, team of volunteers and employees. We pledge to operate the credit union with your best interests in mind and a goal of providing high-quality financial products and services you expect.
Our logo is known as the "learning lamp" or the "lamp of knowledge". The light from the lamp symbolizes knowledge. We encourage you to let knowledge guide you in your life's journey to achieve your goals.