From the very beginning, our mission has been to improve the financial well-being of the families, businesses and communities we have proudly been serving since 1915. Now at more than $3 billion in assets, Navigant Credit Union is among the largest credit unions in Rhode Island, yet still maintain our community-driven values. Those values—and our belief in putting people first—are just a few of the reasons why Navigant Credit Union has been named “Rhode Island's Best Place to Work” year-after-year by the Providence Business News.
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Early members would find a place that not only spoke their language, but understood their fierce determination to turn mill jobs into an American future. On March 29, 1915, the Credit Union officially opened with $22,110 in assets.
Fewer than 10 credit unions had been created by 1915, when the Notre Dame Church congregation of Central Falls opened La Credit Union de Notre Dame de Central Falls in its church basement.
The credit union becomes insured through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent federal agency that insures deposits at credit unions and provides protection for its members.
With over $300,000,000 in assets, Credit Union Central Falls opens their second location in Cumberland and becomes recognized as the strongest credit union in the state. The additional branch, along with an expansion of services, allows the credit union to better serve the individuals and families of Rhode Island.
Credit Union Central Falls unveils the new 65,000 square foot corporate center while reaching $1 billion in assets, the first credit union to do so in the state of Rhode Island. CUCF continues to support their community by donating over $175,000 to local charities.
Credit Union Central Falls (CUCF) changes their name to Navigant Credit Union, but their commitment to guiding members through their financial journeys remains the same. The lending team continues to deliver high-quality service amid economic uncertainty.
To celebrate their 100th year, Navigant awards $100,000 in scholarships to 100 high school students in pursuit of higher education. The credit union is also voted the “Best Place to Work in Rhode Island” by Providence Business News.
Despite challenges brought on by COVID-19, Navigant leads community-focused banking in Rhode Island with more than 110,000 members across 20 branches. Recognition for the credit union continues as they are named Rhode Island’s Best Community Credit Union by Forbes and the State’s Best Financial Institution by the Providence Journal
With over 143,000 members, Navigant Credit Union continues to fulfill the mission of improving the financial well-being of members, businesses, and communities. They also work to provide financial resources for the individuals and families of Rhode Island by teaching over 5,000 students financial literacy. The Credit Union also establishes the ‘Giving is in Our Jeans’ employee donation program.
Throughout the years, Navigant Credit Union has contributed to over 600 organizations, donating millions into the local community. In 2019, we founded the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation, an autonomous 501(c)3 charity, to enable even more substantial and influential contributions to these worthy causes. This becomes achievable through the generous contributions from members like yourself.
Now at more than $3 billion in assets, Navigant Credit Union is among the largest credit union in Rhode Island, yet still maintain our community-driven values.
Those values—and our belief in putting people first—are just a few of the reasons why Navigant Credit Union has been named “Rhode Island's Best Place to Work” year-after-year by the Providence Business News.