The Merger is Complete!

Sandia Area welcomes Permaculture CU members! What this means to you is that many of the products and technologies you’ve asked about are now available, including transactional Online and Mobile Banking, Checking Accounts, Debit Cards, new loan options, and more!

Access to Permaculture’s Online Banking site and EZCard Info for credit cards will remain available to you on Sandia Area’s site, just click here.

Sandia Area rolls out Green Checking!

Green checking is designed to help eliminate paper waste one transaction at a time! Every day, the financial industry uses tons of paper, squandering resources and creating an ever-increasing burden on the environment, not to mention budgets. Green checking will be a “digital” account that offers a variety of tools and resources that help our members convert to paperless transactions. Get details here!

Sandia Area is proud to sponsor dreams…

…one Micro Loan at a time.

Through their Micro Loans for Farmers program, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute helps local farmers and ranchers obtain financing they need to keep their business growing. With fair rates and terms and no pre-payment penalty, these loans have helped many who may not have qualified for a loan from an ordinary bank. Any current vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market may apply for a loan of $250 to $5,000 which is now administered by Sandia Area Federal Credit Union.1

The October loan cycle is here! Apply for the funding you need today.

Loans for New Mexico’s agricultural producers are available right now. This access to capital ensures that farmers and ranchers can provide a constant and growing food supply to Santa Fe and the region. Here are some of the ways these loans have helped:

  • Building or improving greenhouses and other farm structures
  • Irrigation systems
  • Season start-up costs
  • Seeds, plants, field preparation and labor costs
  • Livestock and poultry
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Bridge loans

The application process is extremely simple, with only seven questions to answer. It is a confidence-based system that requires no credit checks or collateral. For more information or to obtain an application, please call Sam Baca 505-983-7726 today.


Sandia Area is Federally Insured by NCUA and is an Equal Opportunity Lender.


1 Call the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute for guidelines, terms, and conditions at 505-983-7726 or visit FarmersMarketInstitute.org. Any current vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market may apply for a loan of $250 to $5000 and on a case by case basis up to $10,000, which is administered by Sandia Area Federal Credit Union.