Navigant Credit Union opens First South County Branch

SMITHFIELD, RI (January 23, 2018) — Navigant Credit Union’s newest branch has opened its doors as of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening comes as a spin-off of a previously existing Chartway Credit Union.

The newest branch is located at 172 Main Street, Wakefield, RI, and will be Navigant Credit Union’s first branch in South County, joining 17 other locations statewide.

“Consumer demand for a Navigant Credit Union presence in South County has grown over the last several years. By finalizing this spin-off and opening our Wakefield branch, we now have the opportunity to bring our unique brand of customer service and a variety of banking products to Rhode Islanders in the southern part of the state,” said Gary E. Furtado, President/CEO, Navigant Credit Union.

Over the past two months, Navigant Credit Union has expanded into Kent County, with branch openings in Warwick (2100 Warwick Avenue) and Coventry Crossing (2300 New London Turnpike, East Greenwich).

At least 25 new jobs will be created to support the three new locations.


Wakefield Branch Lobby Hours:

MondayWednesday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
ThursdayFriday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Wakefield Branch Drive-Up Hours:

MondayWednesday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
ThursdayFriday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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 150,000 members and 25 physical branch locations, Navigant Credit Union is the oldest and 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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