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Miramar Federal Credit Union

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Phone: (858) 695-9494 Fax: (858) 271-1537 9494 Miramar Rd, San Diego, CA 92121


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A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Miramar Federal Credit Union meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Factors that raised the rating for Miramar Federal Credit Union include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Miramar Federal Credit Union
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 29, 1996 Business started: 12/01/1952 in CA
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Max Paul, CEO
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Max Paul, CEO
Number of Employees


Business Category

Credit Unions

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Additional Locations

  • 9494 Miramar Rd

    San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 695-9494

  • PO Box 261370

    San Diego, CA 92196

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/26/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I have been a member of Miramar since I was a little girl and now I am almost 40 years old and to be treated like I am a new member just disappoints me. I purchased a cashiers check to pay off a 401K loan so that I could purchase a new vehicle on 6/6/14 and it hasn't been cashed or received by Charles Schwab till this day and the bank is telling me I have to wait 90 days before they will issue a refund and a new cashier check. I think that is crazy that I have to wait that long for a check that is lost from California to Ohio. The check was made out to a specific amount and the more time that goes by the amoung goes down so if Charles Schwab by some miracle gets it will cash it and I will have to wait for them to refund me the difference which makes me wait more time to get my money. I have stayed with this bank ever since day one even though I don't live any where near the branch. If I went to another bank like San Diego Credit Union they would of refunded the money in 30 days. I don't think this is how I should be treated on the 1st issue ever with a cashier's check. Makes me think that I need to take in consideration on a bank closer and more willing to help me get my money back.

Desired Settlement: Stop the cashier's check and re-issue refund so that I can send them a new cashier's check and get me a car.

Business Response:

August 21, 2014

Dear Ms. ********

Unfortunately, the normal business practice on a “Cashier’s Check” is that a stop payment is not allowed because the bank (Miramar Federal Credit Union) guarantees that the check is backed by good funds.  That's why people and businesses accept cashier's checks and why the 90 day statute is enforced. 

We did reply to your initial inquiry you made through our Home Banking system on June 23, 2014 to indicate the 90 day requirement.  We did not indicate to you that you could have obtained a surety bond.  The surety bond prevents the bank from the loss of both checks being cashed. If both checks are cashed than the bank can collect payment from the surety company.  However, there is a cost associated with it and you would have to contact your insurance agent about obtaining one.

If the check has not cleared after the 90 day period, we would be willing to do a wire transfer to Charles Swab for you with no fee for the wire transfer and your account will only be charged for the actual transfer to pay your loan. You would need to complete a wire transfer form which would provide us with the wire instructions or you can email the information through our secure Home Banking message system to provide us with the information for the loan payoff.   The original check amount would be credited back to your checking account at the same time.

The Delay in our response to your inquiry with the Better Business Bureau was because their inquiry was sent to our general mail address where their email address was filtered as junk mail. 

We do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


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Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution would be satisfactory to me.  I will wait for the business to perform this action and, if it does, will consider this complaint resolved.


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BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.