SMITHFIELD, R.I. (August 31, 2020) – Navigant Credit Union was recognized as Rhode Island’s best financial institution, among other honors, at the Providence Journal’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Recognizing the “best our community has to offer,” the Readers’ Choice Awards winners are selected by Providence Journal readers and include local businesses in a wide array of sectors and categories. The winners were announced on Thursday, Aug. 27 during a virtual ceremony.

Navigant Credit Union earned the #1 Ranking in the categories of “Best Credit Union/Bank” and “Best Place to Work,” and finished as a runner-up in the category of “Best Mortgage Lender.”

“We take enormous pride in our role as a community-first financial institution, so to be recognized for these awards by members of the communities we serve is a true honor,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Gary E. Furtado. “We thank our employees for their tireless work day in and day out to help Rhode Islanders achieve their financial dreams, and we thank the Providence Journal readers who voted on these awards for their continued trust in Navigant Credit Union.”

About Navigant Credit Union

Based in Smithfield, R.I., Navigant Credit Union is Rhode Island’s oldest credit union. Navigant Credit Union has provided its members with unparalleled financial products and services, as well as community support, for over 105 years. With more than $2.6 billion in assets, more than 100,000 members and 20 branches, Navigant Credit Union supports its members through access to products and services, conservative financial management and commitment to the communities where we operate. The Providence Business News named Navigant Credit Union one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Visit to learn more.

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