Navigant Credit Union earns multiple honors at Providence Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards

SMITHFIELD, RI (September 1, 2020)

Navigant Credit Union was recognized as Rhode Island’s best financial institution, among other honors, at the Providence Journal’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Recognizing the “best our community has to offer,” the Readers’ Choice Awards winners are selected by Providence Journal readers and include local businesses in a wide array of sectors and categories. The winners were announced on Thursday, Aug. 27 during a virtual ceremony.

Navigant Credit Union earned the #1 Ranking in the categories of “Best Credit Union/Bank” and “Best Place to Work,” and finished as a runner-up in the category of “Best Mortgage Lender.”

“We take enormous pride in our role as a community-first financial institution, so to be recognized for these awards by members of the communities we serve is a true honor,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Gary E. Furtado. “We thank our employees for their tireless work day in and day out to help Rhode Islanders achieve their financial dreams, and we thank the Providence Journal readers who voted on these awards for their continued trust in Navigant Credit Union.”

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About Navigant Credit Union

Based in Smithfield, R.I., Navigant Credit Union is the longest-operating member-owned credit union in Rhode Island. Since its founding in 1915, Navigant Credit Union has been dedicated to providing its members with unparalleled financial products and services, while working every day to improve the financial well-being of the families, businesses and communities it serves across Rhode Island. With more than $3.7 billion in assets, more than 145,000 members and 25 physical branch locations, Navigant Credit Union is the largest credit union in Rhode Island and among the state’s strongest and most trusted financial institutions. Earning a five-star rating, Navigant Credit Union was listed as one of America’s best regional banks and credit unions by Newsweek in 2024. It is consistently ranked as one of Rhode Island’s Best Place to Work by Providence Business News and was rated the state’s top credit union and mortgage lender in 2022 and 2023 by the Providence Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Navigant Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA. Visit to learn more.


Tim Draper

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