Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, was named among the nation’s best credit unions in Forbes’ ranking of America’s Best In State Credit Unions.
DNCU ranked second in New Mexico, ahead of the much larger Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union and just behind First Financial Credit Union. More than 25,000 consumers were surveyed by Statista for the Forbes rankings.
“I am incredibly pleased with DNCU’s ranking and the fact that only 2.4 percent of U.S. financial institutions made the cut for the Forbes listing,” President/CEO Chuck Valenti said. “Even better, credit unions on average scored higher than banks in the Forbes/Statista survey, which reinforces for us that our non-profit financial cooperatives serve our members well.”
Credit unions and banks were rated on overall recommendations plus trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice, according to Forbes. For more information on the Forbes survey, see forbes.com.
DNCU has six branch locations in Northern New Mexico and assets of more than $600 million. The credit union was named Best Financial Institution, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Bank by the readers of the Santa Fe Reporter in 2017 and voted number one Financial Institution by members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and 2018. DNCU was also given a 2018 Best Places to Work award in the large company category by Albuquerque Business First.
“We are so honored by these accolades,” DNCU COO Deb Salazar said, “and we hope to continue serving our members well. Our mission is to improve lives, and our staff works at that every day.”
About Del Norte Credit Union
Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is dedicated to helping its members achieve their financial goals by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. Today DNCU serves more than 49,000 members throughout New Mexico.