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Wealth-Building Resources

Banking Options

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth.

Black-owned Banks in Los Angeles

One United
One United offers checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and online banking. For more information on how to handle your finances, One United offers a financial education center.

City First Bank
City First Bank offers checking and savings accounts for personal, businesses and nonprofits, among other products.

Hispanic-American-Owned Banks in Los Angeles

Community Commerce Bank
Community Commerce Bank (CCB) is part of The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) family of companies. CCB specializes in commercial real estate loans, loans to non-profit and religious organizations, apartments (5 units or more), as well as other real estate loans regardless of reason, for both consumer (commercial properties) and business purposes.

Commercial Bank of California
CBC is a full-service, FDIC-insured, business bank headquartered in Irvine, California.

Other Minority Depository Institutions in the US

Investopedia lists Black-owned banks,  Hispanic-American-owned banks, and Asian-American-owned banks by state.

CIT/OneWest Bank

Our financial literacy program is sponsored by CIT/OneWest Bank. We encourage those who want to learn more about how to manage their personal finances to take a look at their excellent financial education website: Personal Finance Empowered.

The CIT/OneWest Bank website provides information on money basics, savings and investing, preventing elder fraud, planning and managing retirement, paying for college and buying a home. Use their Roadmap to Financial Strength to access personalized learning according to your needs.

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