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 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


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