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Name Number of ratings Checkbook's top rating for quality () What percent of customers rated firm "superior" on our survey for "overall quality" Areas in which the bank has branches (see key at bottom) Approximate number of branches in area
1. 1st United Services Credit Union


22 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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2. Alliance Credit Union


14 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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3. Bank of Alameda


21 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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4. Bank of America


603 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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5. Bank of Marin


25 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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6. Bank of the West


204 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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7. Bay Federal Credit Union


21 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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8. Boston Private Bank & Trust


13 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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9. California Bank & Trust


16 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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10. Chase


193 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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11. Chevron Federal Credit Union


23 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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12. Citibank


167 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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13. Comerica Bank


26 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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14. Contra Costa Federal Credit Union


17 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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15. Exchange Bank


10 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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16. First Republic Bank


88 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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17. Fremont Bank


19 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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18. Golden 1 Credit Union


15 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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19. KeyPoint Credit Union


13 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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20. Mechanics Bank


104 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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21. Meriwest Credit Union


47 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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22. Pacific Service Credit Union


15 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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23. Patelco Credit Union


111 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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24. Provident Credit Union


63 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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25. Redwood Credit Union


32 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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26. San Francisco Federal Credit Union


11 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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27. San Francisco Fire Credit Union


15 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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28. San Mateo Credit Union


18 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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29. Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union


10 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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30. Stanford Federal Credit Union


24 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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31. Star One Credit Union


84 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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32. Technology Credit Union


23 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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33. Travis Credit Union


14 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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34. UNCLE Credit Union


24 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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35. Union Bank


60 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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36. US Bank


145 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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37. USAA Federal Savings Bank


50 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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38. Wells Fargo


870 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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39. Westamerica Bank


40 ratings Bay Area Consumers' CHECKBOOK has ratings of 39 local banks.
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