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April 4, 2024   •   News   Press Release  

ICYMI: SAFE Credit Union CEO Discusses Career, Community and Financial Literacy

Folsom, Calif. – (April 2, 2024) – SAFE Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Faye Nabhani discusses her career beginnings, the credit union industry, financial literacy, and the Sacramento area’s growing economy in an extensive 45-minute interview appearing now on Apple Podcasts.

Sacramento’s longtime business analyst Kelly Brothers interviewed the CEO for his most recent weekly podcast episode of Bite Sized Finance. The interview also aired Sunday on KFBK 1530 A.M. and 93.1 F.M.

Nabhani reveals to Brothers how she first began offering credit to Sears customers while still in high school. “I kind of fell in love with being able to give people something special that maybe in that moment they didn’t have the money for but there was that need,” she says.

SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Faye Nabhani

SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Faye Nabhani

In the interview Nabhani discusses her appreciation for members and employees, noting SAFE's Best Place to Work record in the Sacramento area.

“I think employee engagement and how employees feel about the work they do is really important,” Nabhani tells Brothers. “Because it is about how that translates to how we serve our members...And I think our members feel it. They feel the care from our workforce, that’s because we take great care.”

In February, the Sacramento Business Journal named Nabhani to its “Power 100” list identifying the most influential leaders in the Capital City region and is identified as being among the “most impactful” leaders in Sacramento’s banking and professional services arena. The full list appears in the current print edition of the journal. 

Prior to becoming SAFE President and CEO in January 2023, Nabhani took on the role as President in November 2022. In 2016, she first joined SAFE as Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer overseeing the credit union’s lending programs including auto, credit, commercial and mortgage services.

Nabhani serves on the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Board's executive committee. She worked for KeyPoint Credit Union in Santa Clara, California, for 22 years before joining SAFE. Nabhani graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in leadership and organizational studies. She also attended DeAnza College and California State University East Bay.

Listen to the full interview here on Apple Podcasts or on additional available streaming services. 

For more information email [email protected].


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 $4.7 billion in assets and about 236,000 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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