Forbes Names Community 1st Credit Union as #1 Credit Union in Iowa

posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in Announcements

Best in State Credit Union

Ottumwa, IA - Community 1st Credit Union has been named by Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions as the #1 Credit Union in the state of Iowa.  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 2023 list. 

"At Community 1st Credit Union, each and every one of our staff plays a huge role in providing exceptional member service.  Being recognized by Forbes as the number one credit union in Iowa is a true testament to how our members feel about us each and every day.   The award validates we are continuing to help improve the lives of our members by helping them achieve financial success," says President and CEO, Greg Hanshaw.

For the sixth time, Forbes and Statista identified America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions based on an independent survey of approximately 31,000 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.  In addition, for each credit union in each state, Forbes and Statista analyzed reviews and ratings that were publicly available online between March 2020 and April 2023. The full article and list of winners can be found at