This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town. Information here is mostly for historical reference.


Cal Fed Bancorp, the holding company for California Federal Bank, was once the fifth-largest savings and loan institution in the United States.

Former Location
1995 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
760 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
Typical banking hours M-F & part-time Sat.
Golden State Bancorp
Business Lifespan
1997-2002 in Santa Cruz County
Payment Methods
Checks, money orders, credit cards, cash, and other banking media.

First Nationwide Bank bought California Federal in 1997 and adopted the California Federal name. The First Nationwide Bank branches in Santa Cruz County, changed their name to California Federal (Cal Fed on the signs and advertisements). Cal Fed became Citibank in 2002.

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