Gulf Winds Rated 5-Stars for 100 Consecutive Quarters

Gulf Winds has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. In the 30-plus years that Bauer has been analyzing banks and credit unions, there has been a rise of increasingly complicated investments as well as burgeoning regulation. Each has added another hurdle when it comes to earning a 5-Star Rating from Bauer, yet none have been a problem for Gulf Winds. Not only has the credit union maintained capital levels well in excess of what regulators require, Gulf Winds has been helping its members with prudent lending and innovative solutions — all without compromising its own financial health in the process.

“This is one of the hallmarks of credit unions,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “The success of a credit union correlates directly to the success of its members. Credit unions invest in their own members for the success of the entire group as a whole, like a family. This approach has served Gulf Winds very well. Earning and maintaining Bauer’s Top, 5-Star Rating continuously for over 25 years, gives the added distinction of ‘Best of Bauer Credit Union.’ This designation is reserved specifically for institutions that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for a minimum of 100 consecutive quarters. Bauer congratulates Gulf Winds on this achievement.”



BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting