California Federal Bank
|Fate||Acquired by Citigroup|
|Defunct||November 13, 2002|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California|
|Total assets||$50.680 billion (2002)|
Footnotes / references|
California Federal Bank, known as CalFed, was a bank headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operated 352 branches, most of which were in California. In 2002, the bank was acquired by Citigroup.
The bank was founded in 1945.
In 1997, First Nationwide Holdings Inc. acquired the bank and took the California Federal name. Since 1994, First Nationwide Holdings Inc. was owned 80% by Ronald Perelman and 20% by Gerald J. Ford.
In 1998, Golden State Bancorp, the parent of Glendale Federal Bank, acquired the bank and moved the headquarters from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
In 2000, the bank's auto loan subsidiary acquired Downey Auto Finance.
In 2002, Citigroup acquired the bank for $5.8 billion.
- "FDIC Bank Info: California Federal Bank (FDIC # 30278)". Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
- "Sale of Cornerstone S&L to Cal Fed Wins Approval". Los Angeles Times. December 17, 1994.
- "Cal Fed, First Nationwide Complete Merger". Los Angeles Times. January 4, 1997.
- Sinton, Peter (February 6, 1998). "Glendale Goes Merger Route With Cal Fed". San Francisco Chronicle.
- O'BRIEN, TIMOTHY L. (February 6, 1998). "California Merger to Form No. 3 S.& L.d". The New York Times.
- "Cal Fed acquires auto finance unit". American City Business Journals. January 24, 2000.
- VRANA, DEBORA (May 22, 2002). "Citigroup to Buy Parent of Cal Fed". Los Angeles Times.