Navigant Credit Union Named Rhode Island’s #1 Credit Union in latest Forbes Ranking

Recent honor marks the fifth time Navigant Credit Union has earned top ranking in annual ‘America’s Best-in-State Credit Unions’ list

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – (June 18, 2024) – Navigant Credit Union, the largest member-owned credit union in Rhode Island, earned the honor of Rhode Island’s “Best Credit Union” in Forbes’ 2024 America’s Best-in-State Credit Unions ranking.

Since the list launched in 2017, Navigant Credit Union has earned the #1 ranking in Rhode Island five separate times.

“In an increasingly competitive marketplace, we strive every day to give Rhode Islanders a reason to trust us with their hard-earned assets – and we are proud to see those efforts recognized through this recent honor,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Kathy Orovitz. “As always, we owe our success to our incredible team of employees and their collective passion for providing unmatched service to our more than 150,000 members across the state.”

A partnership between Forbes and global market research firm Statista, the annual Best-in-State Credit Unions list is compiled based on a comprehensive survey of roughly 26,000 residents across the country. Respondents were asked to share their level of satisfaction with their financial institution; their willingness to recommend it to others; and to rate the institution based on a variety of factors, including customer service, fee structures, in-person services and more.

Forbes’ full list of Best-in-State Credit Unions can be found by clicking here.


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.  

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