Whitefish Credit Union recognized by Forbes
The Whitefish Credit Union on Baker Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)
Whitefish Credit Union was recently recognized by Forbes as the No. 1 credit union in the state of Montana.
Forbes partnered with Statista and surveyed more than 25,000 customers across the U.S. on their opinions of their current and former banking relationships to determine what credit unions have gone above and beyond to provide first-class financial services and top-notch care for their members. Of the 5,236 credit unions nationwide, just 3.5% made the list.
“All that we do is for the betterment of our members and the Montana communities we serve, and this recognition validates our efforts,” said James Kenyon, president and CEO of Whitefish Credit Union. “Our credit union wants to thank all of our members, past and present, for placing their trust in us — this prestigious recognition is a reflection of our dedication to you.”
Each financial institution was rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice. On a scale of one to five, credit unions averaged a 4.5 satisfaction rating, in comparison to the banking average of 4.2%.
For more than 85 years, Whitefish Credit Union has provided accommodating, personalized service, as well as top-notch financial services to its members, the financial institution noted in a press release. Practicing the “People over Profit” philosophy of credit unions, all profits generated are returned to its members in the form of higher rates on deposits and lower rates on loans.
“Everyone deserves a financial institution that has its member’s best interest at heart. We are looking forward to living up to the title of Best Credit Union in Montana,” Kenyon said.