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October 19, 2022   •   News  

SAFE Credit Union Announces New CLO

Folsom, Calif. – (Oct. 19, 2022) – SAFE Credit Union is proud to announce Tiffani Vargas has been appointed as its Chief Lending Officer.  

“Tiffani’s vast lending know-how, tremendous leadership depth, dedication to her team, and her focus on elevating everything we do to better serve SAFE members will serve her well in her new role,” says SAFE Credit Union President and incoming CEO Faye Nabhani.

Vargas previously served as SAFE’s Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Consumer Lending, responsible for leading the mortgage division, loan servicing, collections, personal lending, auto financing, college funding and insurance products. Continuing in the CLO role, she will combine those efforts as well as oversee SAFE’s commercial and small business lending and account services departments.

Tiffani Vargas has been appointed as its Chief Lending Officer

Tiffani Vargas, Chief Lending Officer.

“I am so fortunate to now also collaborate with our commercial lending team who has continually proven to show a strong commitment to serve our business clients and strengthen our communities,” Vargas says. “I look forward to serving our business account services employees who passionately work to improve the lives of our members.”  

Prior to joining SAFE in 2018, Tiffani lending career and leadership experience began in consumer finance, managing origination and personal, auto, equity loans, and credit cards services. She later managed sales and operations for two California mortgage companies over the span of nearly two decades.

Vargas serves on the board of directors for First Tee of Greater Sacramento and is dedicated to philanthropic work through the National Charity League.

Educated in business administration, Vargas earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and her master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento

About SAFE

SAFE Credit Union has made members an integral part of its vision since 1940. Over the years the credit union has kept the focus on what really matters, putting members first, a formula that has seen SAFE grow into a leading financial institution in Northern California with $4.5 billion in assets and about 246,000 members. SAFE crafts every cutting-edge product and sterling service with members’ needs foremost in mind. In addition to banking services conveniently available through online, chat, mobile, or phone options, SAFE offers in-person services for members and small businesses at service centers across the Greater Sacramento region. SAFE is a not-for-profit, state-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. Insured by NCUA.

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