Press Releases

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (August 31, 2020) – Navigant Credit Union was recognized as Rhode Island’s best financial institution, among other honors, at the Providence Journal’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Recognizing the “best our community has to offer,” the Readers’ Choice Awards winners are selected by Providence Journal readers and include local businesses in a wide array of sectors and categories. The winners were announced on Thursday, Aug. 27 during a virtual ceremony.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Oct. 1, 2020) – Navigant Credit Union is, once again, the Best Place to Work in Rhode Island, according to Providence Business News.

Navigant Credit Union earned top honors – the #1 ranking in the “large company” category – in Providence Business News’ 15th Annual Best Places to Work awards. This is the sixth consecutive year Navigant Credit Union has earned this award.


New branch, at 800 Post Road, is credit union’s 20th location in RI

WARWICK, R.I. (June 1, 2020) – Navigant Credit Union announced this morning that it has officially opened a new branch location in Warwick.

Located at 800 Post Road, the new location is Navigant Credit Union’s third branch in Warwick (the others: 2100 Warwick Avenue, and the former Kent Hospital Federal Credit Union location at 455 Toll Gate Road) and 20th branch across Rhode Island.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Nov. 19, 2019) – Navigant Credit Union was recently honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Rhode Island’s 2019 7(a) Lender of the Year.

The 7(a) loan is the SBA’s primary lending product to support small businesses across the country. Navigant Credit Union is the first-ever credit union in Rhode Island to earn this honor.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (June 14, 2019) – For the fifth consecutive year, Navigant Credit Union has been named Rhode Island’s best place to work.

Navigant Credit Union earned top honors – the #1 ranking in the “large company” category – at Providence Business News’ 14th Annual Best Places to Work awards gala.

The celebration, held on Thursday, June 13 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, honored local business for their exemplary commitment to quality-of-life standards for their employees. Selections were based on a report compiled by the national research firm Best Companies Group.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (May 7, 2019) – Navigant Credit Union was recognized as Rhode Island’s best financial institution at this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, hosted by the Providence Journal.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (April 29, 2019) – Navigant Credit Union joined Bryant University and Rosemary’s Wish Kids last week to unveil three custom-built playhouses – the latest creations to come out of the organizations’ annual Project Playhouse initiative.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (April 1, 2019) – American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines, recognized Navigant Credit Union’s commitment to the community by recently honoring it as one of the region’s “Credit Union Heroes.”


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (April 1, 2019) – Navigant Credit Union employees, volunteers and members helped raise nearly $13,000 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during its annual Shamrock Campaign.

Every March for the last 37 years, MDA has partnered with thousands of businesses and retailers across the country to raise funds that help send kids to MDA Summer Camp and support groundbreaking research efforts and best-in-class care for kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (February 16, 2019) – Navigant Credit Union has added a new senior member to its information security team.

The credit union announced it has hired Ashley Beltram as its newest Assistant Vice President / Information Security Officer. Beltram’s day-to-day responsibilities will be managing the credit union’s cybersecurity and technology risk procedures and protocol; vendor management; and incident response.

She joins Navigant Credit Union with nearly 10 years of experience in the information security industry.