MSUFCU recognized as top five credit union in Forbes Best-In-State

Based on surveys ranking trust,service, and recommendation of credit unions in each state

EAST LANSING, MI (August 14, 2019) — According to the Forbes 2019 Best In-State Banks and Credit Unions, banks may have earned an average score of 4.2 out of five, but they could not touch credit unions, who earned average scores of 4.5.

Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research firm, to produce its second annual financial institution ranking, which named MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) in the top five out of 226 credit unions in Michigan for 2019.

“Our mission is to help our members achieve their financial goals and dreams,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s CEO/President. ”We are very proud of receiving this recognition as it illustrates our credit union’s commitment to the mission and our members.”

More than 25,000 U.S. consumers were surveyed for their opinions on current and former financial institution relationships. Credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five sub-dimensions including trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice.

There are more than 5,000 credit unions with 117 million members across the U.S. Member-only credit unions typically have lower fees and offer better interest rates than traditional banks, and the not-for-profit model also puts the consumer first, resulting in higher levels of satisfaction. In total, 182 credit unions were awarded as the Best-In-State Credit Unions 2019.

About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)

MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. For the sixth year in a row, MSUFCU was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press. Last year, it was also recognized as one of CU Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For, a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, an Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League, a Michigan Best and Brightest in Wellness award winner, and is certified as a Great Place to Work. MSUFCU has also been nationally recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first in Michigan and second in the nation for the 2017 Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education award by the Credit Union National Association. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has 18 branches, over 260,000 members, more than $4.1 billion in assets and nearly 900 employees. For more information, visit


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