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

Navigant Credit Union earned first-place rankings in three categories, including Rhode Island’s best bank/credit union

SMITHFIELD, RI (September 21, 2021) — Navigant Credit Union was recognized as Rhode Island’s best financial institution, among other honors, at the Providence Journal’s 2021 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.

Navigant Credit Union earned #1 rankings in the following categories:

  • Best Banks/Credit Unions: This is the third consecutive year Navigant Credit Union has earned the #1 ranking in this category
  • Best Mortgage Lenders: This is the first time Navigant Credit Union’s lending team has earned the #1 ranking in this category.
  • Best Financial Firms: This is the first time Navigant Credit Union has been nominated in this category.

“We are always proud when our team’s hard work is recognized, and the fact that the Providence Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards are decided by Rhode Islanders themselves makes these honors all the more special,” said Navigant Credit Union President/CEO Gary E. Furtado. “We thank our employees for their dedication to helping Rhode Islanders achieve their financial dreams, and we thank our more than 120,000 members across the state 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 Rhode Island's oldest credit union. Navigant Credit Union has provided its members with unparalleled financial products and services, as well as community support, for over 107 years. With more than $3 billion in assets, more than 125,000 members and 23 branches, Navigant Credit Union supports its members through access to products and services, conservative financial management and commitment to the communities where we operate. Navigant Credit Union has been named Rhode Island’s Best Place to Work by Providence Business News for six consecutive years, and was rated the state’s top credit union by the Providence Journal for four consecutive years. Visit to learn more.


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