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Forbes' List of America's Best Credit Unions

Have you ever wondered whether you truly have the best banking relationship provider?

  • Author Atomic Credit Union
  • Posted October 02, 2019
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Well, wonder no more!  According to Forbes, you have one of the very best financial institutions in America right here in your own backyard.  Atomic Credit Union headquartered in Piketon, Ohio with over 200 employees has been selected in Ohio.  Atomic has 13 full-service branch locations with two more opening this Fall, and 49 student-run credit union branches throughout southern Ohio.    This is Atomic Credit Union’s second consecutive year to be named as one of America’s Best Credit Unions by Forbes

To gauge which financial institutions have the most satisfied customers, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey U.S. customers about their banking relationships.  Consumers were asked 20 questions about their financial dealings.  The banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice).  Overall, only 3.1% of the total number of U.S. financial institutions were awarded the best-in-state designation.

When asked what the secret for Atomic Credit Union’s success has been, Thomas D. Griffiths, President/CEO quickly stated, “Our people! As the great coach Woody Hayes often said, ‘You win with people’.  I am a firm believer in the Law of the Inner Circle – ‘surround yourself with great people and great things will happen.’ I have the best group of employees, and they are the most passionate bankers in the region.  The credit union has a volunteer board of directors that provides the vision and ultimately gives the employees the autonomy to accomplish the missions.  As a result of the great service my folks provide, we have experienced explosive membership growth in the past 10 years alone, going from 20,000 to more than 52,000 members!  Those kind of growth numbers do not happen by accident – they’re earned.  We strive to live by our company’s purpose statement, “To help improve the lives’ of our members!” and in doing so we help improve the communities around us.  Every employee understands that as a credit union we are a financial cooperative which is owned by our members, and we strive daily to treat each member with respect, empathy, and honesty.  We pride ourselves in the fact that our members recognize our level of service as a differentiator among other financial institutions. The one thing I learned early-on in business school was the answer to this question: “What is the goal of every corporation?” – answer: “Make the shareholders happy!”  I believe Atomic is doing just that!”

In addition to being recognized by Forbes the Atomic Credit Union has recently been the honored recipient of another prestigious National award.  For 5 consecutive years the credit union has been selected by Credit Union Journal as one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For in the United States.  No other credit union in Ohio has received this award! 

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