Gulf Winds News
Gulf Winds is proud to announce its has once again earned the BauerFinancial 5-Star rating. This marks the 88th consecutive quarter that Gulf Winds has earned this top rating which puts it into an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Credit Unions”. This designation is only available to the top 10% of the industry. At Gulf Winds, we work hard everyday to make sure our members receive the highest quality service and best products available. We are proud to be recognized by a national organization like BauerFinancial.
A 5-Star Superior rating indicates that Gulf Winds is one of the strongest in the nation, excelling in areas of capital, loan quality, profitability and more. Gulf Winds has earned this highest rating for 88 consecutive quarters, which secures it an even more elite status as a “Sustained Superiority Credit Union.” Only 9 percent of the nation’s credit unions have earned and maintained Bauer’s top rating for so long and with such consistency.
“We’ve been doing this for a long time”, notes Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “We’ve seen the ups …and the downs of this industry and the one constant, is that credit unions like Gulf Winds, that promote the financial well-being of their members, continue to shine, even in the toughest times. Since it is member-owned, knowing its members and helping them thrive comes full circle back to the credit union itself.”
Financial strength has been the priority for Gulf Winds since its inception in 1954. Through conveniently located branch offices in Atmore, Brewton, Cantonment, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Pensacola and Tallahassee, Gulf Winds has been a source of pride for its members for over 60 years. Gulf Winds is a member of the NCUA and an Equal Housing Lender.
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 www.bauerfinancial.com.