NE Credit Unions Top Forbes “Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions”

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NE Credit Unions Top Forbes “Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions”

Credit unions, including Nebraska credit unions, received high marks in a recent consumer survey conducted by Forbes and marketing research firm Statista. There were more than 25,000 consumers surveyed nationwide on their opinions of their current and past banking relationships. Both banks and credit unions were rated on consumers overall satisfaction and recommendations as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice. The survey included state specific results for both credit unions and banks.

The survey results found credit unions nationwide outpacing banks with a score of 80 versus 75.2 for banks. On a 1-5 scale, consumers gave credit unions a score of 4.42 and banks a score of 4.24. In the Best-In-State rankings, both Metro Credit Union (87.06) and the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union (86.52) topped the top bank, Pinnacle bank (84.69) in scoring. Liberty First Credit Union which ranked third among credit unions nearly outranked the top bank with a score of 84.15.

Best-In-State Credit Unions v. Best-In-State Banks
1. Metro Credit Union – 87.06
2. University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union – 86.52
3. Pinnacle Bank – 84.69
4. Liberty First Credit Union – 84.15
5. 1st National Bank – 82.82
6. Great Western Bank – 77.29

“Consumers are opening their eyes to credit unions in Nebraska and nationwide” said Scott Sullivan, President/CEO of the Nebraska Credit Union League. “The credit union structure being not-for-profit and owned by their members appeals to consumers across Nebraska and it shows in the results of the Forbes survey as well as in credit union membership growth in Nebraska which has increased by 9% over the last five years” said Sullivan.

About the League: The Nebraska Credit Union League is the state trade association for 96% of Nebraska’s credit unions. There are sixty-two (62) credit unions in Nebraska serving more than 520,000 Nebraskans. Credit unions are not-for-profit, member owned, democratically controlled financial institutions.