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31 Defense Credit Unions Named in Forbes Best-In-State Credit Union List

Tuesday, June 30, 2020  
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by Brittany Boccher, DCUC Special Projects Coordinator

Forbes recently released their 2020 Best-In-State Credit Union list. DCUC is proud to share that of the 188 credit unions recognized for their superior service, 31 are defense credit unions who serve the U.S. Armed Services and their communities around the world. This number is especially impressive as defense credit unions only make up about 3% of the more than 5,200 credit unions in our nation.

“Credit Unions have always been appealing because they are member-owned nonprofits that historically offer lower interest rates and higher saving rates and put their members first,” stated DCUC President/CEO Tony Hernandez. “Seeing defense credit unions as such a large part of this best-of list shows just how much emphasis our member credit unions put on serving their communities, both military and civilian.”

Credit unions were selected by surveying 25,000 member customers around the United States. According to their release article, “financial institutions were scored on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice).”

Defense credit unions have proudly served our military for nearly 100 years, undertaking a variety of roles on military installations where they operate. Many of these credit unions have expanded their missions to include the surrounding communities, providing needed financial services to military service members living off-base, veterans, retirees, and civilians who live in the area.

It takes a special kind of credit union to serve the military, and such service requires demonstrating the “serving those who serve our country” motto above and beyond the call of duty,” stated Hernandez. “Congratulations to all the credit unions recognized as American’s Best Credit Unions in each state.” 

  Credit Union   State    Ranking 
  Redstone FCU   Alabama   2nd
  Alaska USA FCU   Alaska   1st
  Arizona FCU    Arizona   5th
  Travis CU    California   9th
  Ent CU   Colorado   1st
  Security Service FCU    Colorado   3rd
  Andrews FCU    District of Columbia   1st
  Pen Air FCU    Florida   1st
  VyStar CU    Florida   3rd
  Grow Financial FCU    Florida   6th
  Space Coast CU    Florida   8th
  Robins Financial CU   Georgia   2nd
  Pearl Hawaii FCU   Hawaii   3rd
  Scott CU   Illinois   5th
  Meritrust CU   Kansas   2nd
  Barksdale FCU   Louisiana   3rd
  Tower FCU   Maryland   2nd
  APGFCU   Maryland    5th
  Keesler FCU   Mississippi   1st
  Infuze CU   Missouri   2nd
  America First CU   Nevada   2nd
  Otero FCU
  New Mexico   2nd
  Sandia Area FCU
  New Mexico   4th
  AmeriCU   New York   5th
  Tinker FCU   Oklahoma   3rd
  AllSouth FCU   South Carolina   2nd
  South Carolina FCU   South Carolina   5th
  Security Service FCU   Texas   1st
  Randolph Brooks FCU   Texas   2nd
  Navy Army Community CU   Texas   5th
  America First CU   Utah   2nd
  Langley FCU   Virginia   2nd
  Kitsap CU   Washington   4th

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