HFS Federal Credit Union selected as 2021 Best-In-State Credit Union for Hawai‘i by Forbes

HILO, HI (June 29, 2021) — HFS Federal Credit Union was recognized by Forbes and Statista as Best-in-State Credit Union for Hawaii. This is the fourth year that Forbes and Statista has published this list, and the third year that HFS FCU has been recognized.

The best credit unions in every state were chosen based on an independent survey from a sample of about 25,000 U.S. citizens, among all states. Participants ranked the institutions based on various evaluation criteria, including trust, digital services, terms and conditions, branch services, financial advice, and customer services. Those credit unions with the highest scores were awarded the honor of being one of the best credit unions in the state. Throughout the nation, 190 unique credit unions were recognized!

Over the past year, HFS Federal Credit Union has truly been living the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” for the community. During such trying and uncertain times, they helped their members stay in their homes, lessen their monthly payments, and even defer loans if needed. HFS FCU branches also remained open throughout the pandemic. By taking the necessary safety measures for their members and staff, the Credit Union has been able to service their members when they needed them the most.

“We are honored to have been named by Forbes as the Best-In-State Credit Union for Hawai’i. This recognition is the result of our dedicated employees who continually go above and beyond in servicing our members’ financial needs. The pandemic has impacted everyone creating very challenging times. Our employees are committed to meeting each member’s needs with care and understanding. This award is only possible through the valuable relationships we have built with our members and we thank them for their continued support” says President and Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Abe.

HFS Federal Credit Union has been serving its members since 1937, and is the largest credit union on Hawai‘i Island. Being recognized by Forbes is an honor that represents the credit union’s commitment to the success of its members and the community.

About HFS Federal Credit Union

HFS Federal Credit Union (HFS FCU) is the largest not-for-profit and member-owned financial institution on Hawai’i Island. Established by just nine individuals in 1937, HFS started with very humble beginnings. The Credit Union continued to grow from serving just employees of the Federal and Territorial Governments in the County of Hawai‘i and their families, to now offering membership to any person who lives, works, or attends school on Hawai’i Island.


Winnie Makaea
HFS Federal Credit Union
(808) 930-1459


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