Together Credit Union recognized by Forbes as 2020 “Best In State” credit union

Forbes Magazine’s annual “Best in State” list identifies Together Credit Union for two consecutive years

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 30, 2020) — For the second year running, Together Credit Union has been named “Best In State” Credit Union by Forbes Magazine. Of the more than 5,000 credit unions nationwide, only 182 (3.5%) were awarded the best-in-state designation.

“Since 1939, we have been serving as an advocate for our members. Through product and service innovation as well as exceptional member service, we are building our legacy through change. Change that empowers and inspires our members to live their best lives,” said Bob McKay, CEO. “We are honored to be named ‘Best in State’ by Forbes and are equally honored that this designation represents our members’ experience and satisfaction, as it is our members that drive everything we do.”

To generate the 2020 list, Forbes hired Statista, a leading market research firm, to survey nearly 25,000 people in the U.S. about their current and former banking relationships. Banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five sub-dimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice). Together Credit Union exceeded all state and national averages by credit unions in every category.

“Members-only credit unions typically have lower fees and offer better interest rates than traditional banks, and the nonprofit model also puts the customer first, resulting in higher levels of satisfaction,” noted Antoine Gara, Forbes staff, in the “Best In State” 2020 announcement.

For over 80 years, Together Credit Union has served as a trusted financial partner, empowering more than 134,000 Members nationwide to achieve their goals.  As a member-owned, community-focused, not-for-profit financial institution, the Credit Union offers comprehensive banking products and financial services at 27 branches nationwide and through 24/7 Member resources and amenities. In addition, Members can access their accounts and perform transactions at more than 5,600 shared branch locations and self-service shared branch express terminals, as well as more than 25,000 surcharge-free ATMs, through the CO-OP Shared Branch Network in all 50 states.

With more than $2 billion in total assets, the Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Association (NCUA). For additional information, visit For more information regarding this announcement, please contact Julie Linder, Public Relations & Events Strategist, by calling (573) 268-0639.

About Together Credit Union

Together Credit Union has undergone significant change.  We have moved from a product-focused organization to a member-centric organization.  We rely heavily on feedback from our members and market data to invest in our communities strategically.  This sustainable growth model is achieved by the hard work of every employee at Together, and because of them, I am here today,” noted Kraus.

Kraus will be honored at the Titan 100 awards celebration on April 18th at The Armory.  For more information regarding this release, please contact Julie Linder, Brand Connections Manager, at 573-268-0639.


Julie Linder
PR, Sponsorships, Events, & Advocacy
Together Credit Union
423 Lynch St.
Saint Louis, MO 63118
O: 314-657-9311
C: 573-268-0639

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