Kern Schools Federal Credit Union has served the needs of its Members and the entire Kern County community for nearly eighty years. Since its humble beginnings in 1938, when a small group of dedicated and concerned teachers met to form a financial cooperative for school employees and their families, Kern Schools has embodied the credit union philosophy of,
Today, Kern Schools is the largest Member-owned financial institution headquartered in Kern County, with more than 150,000 Members and $1.4 billion in assets.
From a single volunteer, the Credit Union has grown to a staff of more than 400 whose sole purpose is to provide the best Member service possible. With ten branch offices and more than seventy ATMs, Kern Schools provides a wide array of products and services, including extensive home and auto loan programs, the latest in online and mobile technology, as well as Wealth Management services.
Credit Union established at Bakersfield High School
Granted federal charter as Kern County School Employees Federal Credit Union
First branch opened on Oak Street
Shortened name to Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Ming Branch opened
Mt. Vernon Branch opened
Town and Country Branch opened
Downtown Branch opened and Vince Rojas was named President/CEO
River Run Branch opened
Delano Express Branch opened
DataNet Online Banking launched
Panama Branch opened
Tehachapi Express Branch opened
Rosedale Branch opened (Moved to Artisan Square in 2017)
Steve Renock was named President/CEO
DataMobile Banking App launched
Buena Vista Branch opened
Moved to new Corporate Office at 11500 Bolthouse Drive
Celebrated 75th Anniversary
We Are Not Your Average Bank
Big banks can talk the talk, but we walk the walk! Kern Schools is the largest Member-owned financial institution headquartered in Kern County, and we are invested in our community. So, any money deposited, is invested into strengthening our community.