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Bank of SF Featured in SF Bay Times for National Small Business Week

Bank of San Francisco recently had the honor of being recognized in a front-page story by the San Francisco Bay Times as part of National Small Business Week. A weekly newspaper focused on news and features of interest to the Bay Area’s LGBT community, the Bay Times was inspired to feature Bank of SF after hearing from many Bay Area small businesses that we are their bank of choice. As part of the feature, we were also able to highlight several of our most valued clients, including Stebner and Associates, FineLine Construction, O Olive Oil and Vinegar, Warren and Associates LLC, National Center for Lesbian Rights and HendricksMurry.
We are proud to serve the Bay Area’s business communities in a wide variety of industries. From dentists, to general contractors, to nonprofits – and lots of businesses in between – we enjoy helping innovators turn their passion into sustainable businesses.
Thank you, Bay Area, for the opportunity to be your “lending hand.”
Please click here for the full Bank of SF article.
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Meet Victor: Interview with Bank of SF's VP, Senior Relationship Manager, Victor Vazquez 

Victor’s banking career spans more than two decades, during which he has held senior level positions at various organizations including Union Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. Victor began his banking career at Home Savings of America while he attended the University of California, Santa Cruz. Passionate about community involvement, Victor has worked with nonprofits throughout his banking career and is a community advisory panel member at KQED. He has also served on the board of directors for Berkeley Symphony and The Link to Children (TLC), an organization that supports the healthy emotional development of children five years of age and younger, within a culturally relevant context. Victor is also involved with Latino legal aid organizations, including: San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, California Rural Legal Assistance, and La Raza Centro Legal, where he sits on the board of directors. 
Why should nonprofits want to work with you and Bank of San Francisco?
As a community bank, Bank of San Francisco recognizes the hurdles a nonprofit must overcome, day in and day out. We go above and beyond to understand each organization’s individual needs. Our goal is to help every client organization further its mission and find creative ways to save money and operate more efficiently.
Bank of San Francisco recognizes the importance of offering a helping hand, which is why we strive to make introductions and form connections between clients. We have built a strong community of corporate, nonprofit and philanthropic partners and we harness the power of that community for the benefit of our client organizations and the advantage of the nonprofit sector.
What should nonprofit organizations consider when choosing a bank that a standard business would not need to think about?
Working with nonprofits requires more than just the recommendation of a particular banking product or service. Nonprofit specialists fill a much larger role – they serve as bankers as well as trusted advisers and partners. Our nonprofit clients communicate with us, plan and strategize with us, and work with us to move their businesses and philanthropic goals forward.
Financially, we understand the specific challenges that nonprofits face in the marketplace, which is why we put so much effort into reducing the costs associated with our services. By helping our clients conserve resources, we are helping each to drive their initiatives forward and further their mission. For instance, while speaking with a client recently, I learned that their 401(k) plan was significantly more expensive than it should have been. To help them save money, I introduced them to a 401(k) provider that offered the same quality of service, but at a vastly reduced cost.
What are some of the unique offerings Bank of San Francisco provides to nonprofits?
In addition to offering excellent, affordable banking products and services, Bank of San Francisco connects qualified client organizations with nonprofit management experts. We provide two hours of free consultation with those experts to help our clients develop capacity as they grow.

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Tech Corner: How to Enable Touch ID Login

Bank of SF mobile logoWe are excited to announce another upgrade to the Bank of SF mobile banking app. After downloading the update, clients with Apple iPhones (5S and newer models) or iPads (iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Mini 4) will now have the ability to log in to their accounts on the app using their fingerprint. 

To enable your Touch ID login:

  1. Download the latest version of the Bank of SF app from the Apple store on your iPhone (5S and newer models) or iPad (iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Mini 4).
  2. Open the app and follow the step-by-step instructions to set up Touch ID login.
  3. Enjoy hassle-free logins and all the other exciting enhancements! 

Mobile App Touch IDIf you would prefer not to use Touch ID login, you will still be able to use the traditional username and password login to access your accounts. The app upgrade for iPhone and iPad is available now in the Apple app store. 

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Bank of SF Client, EO® Products, Featured in San Francisco Business Times

EO ProductsSan Francisco Business Times recently featured Bank of SF’s client, EO Products and its founders, Brad Black and Susan Griffin-Black, who have built a business out of their own passion and belief in socially responsible products. As Brad and Susan continue working toward their goal of creating beautiful, healthy body care products, they remain true to their philosophy of transparency and trust. Their feature in the SF Business Times details the formation of the company as well as the tremendous growth EO Products has enjoyed throughout the past twenty years.
To read the full article please visit the San Francisco Business Times website.
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Congratulations to Hope Hospice's New Board Member, Ellie Lange

Ellie LangeBank of San Francisco would like to congratulate our long-time client and shareholder, Ellie Lange, on her election to the Hope Hospice Board of Directors.
Ellie knows first-hand the level of support and compassion Hope Hospice provides to members of the San Ramon, Tri-Valley and surrounding communities. Hope Hospice’s first office building was developed by Jim Lange, Ellie’s late husband, and the entire Lange family was guided and cared for by them during the difficult time of his passing last year. As Ellie explains it, her “heart is with this organization and [she] is pleased to be able to make a contribution to the community through serving on the board.”
For more than 35 years, Hope Hospice has provided personalized end-of-life care to families in the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities. As a community-led, nonprofit organization, Hope Hospice offers 24-hour services regardless of insurance, income status or nation of origin or religion.
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