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  • CoastHills Meeting Increased Consumer Demand With New Saturday Hours, Remodel

    As pandemic conditions improve, Credit Union making moves that signal member confidence in the safety of returning to branches for in-person service

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. — CoastHills Credit Union is opening its newest branch on Saturdays and remodeling another to meet members’ preferences for in-person banking, potential indicators that consumers feel safer as COVID-19 pandemic figures continue to improve

    Starting this Saturday, CoastHills’s Betteravia branch — the site of its corporate headquarters at Enos Ranch in Santa Maria — will be open for full service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. This will be the first time the branch will be staffed on a weekend since first opening in January of 2020. 

    This comes as Santa Barbara County has operated in the Red Tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which has also coincided with the re-opening of schools, in-person dining, youth sports and, soon, movie theaters

    The Credit Union will also began work this week to remodel its Nipomo branch. The renovation choices in Nipomo were made to improve the in-person member experience and are based on feedback received by community members.

    “We have tremendous online and mobile banking options that give our members the convenience of managing their finances with CoastHills from home or on the go,” said Credit Union President/CEO Paul Cook. “Even so, our members love visiting their favorite branches, and we are excited to provide them more opportunity and a comfortable experience to do just that.”

    CoastHills locations in Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande, Lompoc and at Broadway and Stowell in Santa Maria are already open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. 

    While renovations are underway in Nipomo, the Credit Union will open a clearly marked temporary branch next door in the same shopping center as the current branch at 542 W Tefft Street.