Gulf Winds Rated 5-Stars for 101 Consecutive Quarters

BauerFinancial commends Gulf Winds on its achievement of another 5-Star Superior Rating. Not only has Gulf Winds earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 101 consecutive quarters giving it the added status of being a “Best of Bauer Credit Union”. This designation is reserved specifically for institutions that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for 100 consecutive quarters… or longer. Earning and maintaining Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating indicates Gulf Winds is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation.

“BauerFinancial would like to congratulate Mr. Christopher Rutledge, CEO and the entire team at Gulf Winds. Strong leadership and dedication to excellence both inside the branch and outside among its members are the building blocks for success,” remarked Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Credit Unions, like Gulf Winds, are fiscally-fit because they go the extra mile to help their membership to be fiscally-fit as well. In the end, Gulf Winds and its members both reap the benefits,” concluded Dorway.



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 can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at