Community 1st Credit Union Named a Forbes Best-In-State Credit Union for 2021

posted on Monday, August 2, 2021 in Announcements

Ottumwa, IA, July 30, 2021 – Community 1st Credit Union is pleased to announce it has been named to Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions.  This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. C1st is one of only five Iowa credit unions making the 2021 list. 

“At Community 1st Credit Union, we are passionate about our members and committed to delivering service excellence.  We are honored to be named ‘Best-In-State’ by Forbes, and even more pleased that this award represents our members’ satisfaction,” said Greg Hanshaw, President/CEO.  “The award validates that we are continuing to help improve the lives of our members by being their trusted financial partner.”   

Forbes and Statista identified America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021 based on an independent survey of approximately 25,000 US consumers who were asked to rate credit unions at which they have or previously have had checking accounts. Participants shared their opinions regarding overall satisfaction in five areas: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice.

About Community 1st Credit Union

Community 1st Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $920 million in assets.  The credit union, established in 1936, serves more than 60,000 members.  C1st has more than 250 employees and is headquartered in Ottumwa. The credit union has branches in Albia, Bloomfield, Cedar Rapids, Centerville, Chariton, Fairfield, Grinnell, Indianola, Knoxville, Mount Pleasant, Osceola, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella and Washington.

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