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SCAM ALERT: Sandia Area members are continuing to report fraudulent phone calls and text messages from people claiming to be Sandia Area member representatives. This includes spoofed phone numbers which appear to originate from Sandia Area. Please be aware that Sandia Area will NEVER initiate a phone call or text message asking for your online banking credentials or to request a transfer of funds. Learn more ► 


There has never been a better time to join Sandia Area!

It's YOUR money... MOVE it!

Odds are, if you're reading this, you’re ready to open an account at Sandia Area and move away from big banks.

Opening an account is simple and easy if you meet the following criteria:

  • Persons who live, work, worship or attend school in and businesses and other legal entities located within Bernalillo County, the city of Rio Rancho, Cibola County, Torrance County or Valencia County.
  • Persons who subscribe to the permaculture ethics, consisting of the following principles: care of the earth, care of people, and reinvesting surplus for the benefit of earth and people.
  • Persons who have completed a Permaculture Institute-recognized permaculture design course.
  • Persons who are members of an affiliated regional Permaculture Institute.
  • Immediate family of a Sandia Area member.

Open your membership online now!

There are no membership enrollment fees! It only takes about 10 minutes to apply for Sandia Area membership online. If you are 18 years or older, here's what you'll need to have handy in order to apply:

  • Your driver's license or a passport
  • Your U.S. Social Security number
  • Your U.S. citizenship or resident alien documentation if necessary
  • Information for other accounts you want to switch to Sandia Area

Open your account today


Important Information about procedures for opening a new account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. In addition on legal entity accounts, we will require identification on beneficial owners and controlling person.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.