Navigant Credit Union is headquartered in Smithfield and is the 2nd largest credit union in the state of Rhode Island. It is also the 127th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1915 and as of December of 2016, it had grown to 265 employees and 78,682 members at 16 locations. Navigant Credit Union has an A health rating.
Membership in Navigant Credit Union is open to those who live in state of Rhode Island or select areas of Connecticut and Massachusetts. (Membership requirements are listed in the credit union's online application)
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I'd been a member of the Rhode Island Credit Union for about 30 years. I had my mortgages and refinancing there, along with Club, Savings and Capital Accounts. I was getting tired of low interest rates on savings (.05%) and service charges on my Checking Account. I checked a local bank, but I've always preferred Credit Unions. Along came Navigant. Navigant's Share Savings account pays as much interest (.1%) as my old Capital Account (which required a $1000 min balance for accrual!). The Journe Rewards Checking account pays 1.25% APY interest and only requires a $10 minimum balance! My old Checking account required a $300 minimum balance, or they would charge a $5 service fee and it payed NO interest. Not only does the Navigant Checking pay a high interest rate for the first $20K (and .3%, over 20K) but it also has special discount offers for purchases made with the associated debit/Visa card. I just saved $15 off a $100 PeaPod order! I had been with my old CU for so long that I didn't even consider looking around for other options. I'm so happy that I finally did. Customer Service is extremely helpful, online banking is very user friendly and Branch Staff have always been professional and courteous. I would (and have) recommend Navigant Credit Union to anyone looking for high yield interest accounts and hassle-free banking.
I was an unusual case as far as obtaining a mortgage; disabled however some money in savings, banks would not talk to me about a home loan when they saw I had no income to speak of. Money in the bank meant nothing.
I had gone through a bad divorce, been given a property that at the time had zero equity, and that bank loan was transferred into my name. It was a multi family home, and I needed to down size to a single family after 5 years as the upkeep was too much for a single female. When I found my single family home, no banks would talk to me, I had no income, however I did get quite a bit of equity when I sold the multi family house. Working with a loan officer, he found Navigant Credit Union. Because they were small, and more personable, they were able to "listen" to what I had to offer, which was to prepay my mortgage for 4 years in return for them giving me a mortgage at the then current market percentage rate. They agreed, and I got my mortgage. They have also allowed me to refinance once, being that I had always paid my mortgage on time, and with a co-signer. Again, when I checked with numerous banks, no one would even talk to me. So the flexibility of this Credit Union was priceless. I had owned a home since I was 24 years old (I am now 61), and not being able to continue doing so, and knowing I could pay a mortgage even though I couldn't prove it, I owe much thanks to this Credit Union. Also, I only had to pay a small fee, I believe $50, to become a member. It was not a work related credit union.
i do have 6 business account and one of them get overdraft yesterday not because I don't have money but because I drop my deposit into the night deposit and bank didn't open due to weather state emergency . When I see that I call customer service and I believe Lisa answer and was hopping to understand my situation she get upset after I explain it 2 times and close the line into my face yes this is exactly what happen today at 11:
I have been a customer for over a year now. I recently overdrafted my account by a few transactions most of which were $7 to $20 each. The credit union charegd me $31 each transaction totaling $310. When I called to question this since it was the first time it ever happened, they finally signed me up for overdraft protection linking it to my savings. I thought I had already had this, but I only had overdraft privilige. Don't know who's error that was since it was over a year ago now. When questioning the error, they would only revers two of the fee's unless I could speak with the person who opened my account. What's $62 out of $310. Not only that it took 3 business days to finally have a manager call me about this issue. I have talked to several people about this and they know that fee's at other banks are usually reversed if you have not had this happen in the past. Not to mention we don't know who's error it is that I did not have my accounts linked. I am now closing my accounts
|Return on Assets - YTD||0.81%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||7.32%|
|Annual Interest Income||$56.8MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$1.79B$1.58B|
|Loans||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$1.44B$1.27B|
|Deposits||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$1.40B$1.22B|
|Equity Capital||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$194.7MM$181.2MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$6.4MM$6.2MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$6.9MM$8.0MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$440.00K$1.2MM|
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