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Through Increasingly Difficult Environment, Santa Clara Valley Bank (SCVBank™) Boasts Top Safety Rating

Santa Paula, CA. August, 2008 - Santa Clara Valley Bank, N.A., (SCVBank™), Santa Paula, California stands strong in the current environment while many financial institutions are faltering. You don’t have to take their word for it, though; SCVBank™ has earned a 5-Star Superior rating from BauerFinancial, Inc. of Coral Gables, FL, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. The 5-Star rating is based on the overall financial picture of the bank and indicates that SCVBank™ is one of the strongest banks in the nation. What’s more, this represents the 12th consecutive quarter that SCVBank™ has earned this highest honor. 

“In a climate where it is increasingly difficult to shine, Santa Clara Valley Bank (SCVBank™) proves it can be done,” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “In fact, local residents should be proud that their community bank is one of the elite financial institutions in the nation. They can rest assured that their deposits are well-placed in this 5-Star bank.”

Established in 1998, SCVBank™ has been pleased to fulfill the financial needs of its neighbors and friends for 10 years. It currently operates through three conveniently located offices in Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Valencia and can also be found on the internet at

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can they elude it. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting


Founded in 1998, Santa Clara Valley Bank has offices in Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Valencia. Under its stock symbol of SCVE.OB, Santa Clara Valley Bank's stock is traded through Wedbush Morgan Securities, and Howe Barnes Hofer & Arnett. The Bank's web site is

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