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Alliant earns accolades as one of country’s best credit unions

two smiling women raise their hands clapping in celebration of winning
June 21, 2017

By Maggie Jenkins

We’ve been busy here at Alliant. We recently raised our interest rates on our savings accounts, released updates to our state-of-the-art mobile banking app, introduced a new cashback credit card for high spenders and upgraded our Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Card to earn two points for every dollar spent. Whew.

All the while, we’ve continued to provide top-notch products and services for our members – and people are taking notice:

  • In its first-ever rankings of the best banks in the U.S., Kiplinger’s Personal Finance recognized Alliant as one of the best banks for students 2017. Kiplinger also called Alliant the best no-strings checking account in 2016.
  • NerdWallet named Alliant one of the best credit unions of 2017, and among the best savings, checking and teen checking accounts of 2017.
  • GOBankingRates included Alliant in its most recent rankings of best credit unions for checking, savings, car loans and online services.
  • MyBankTracker named Alliant the best credit union of Q1 and Q2 2017.
  • Value Penguin named Alliant one of the best credit unions of 2017.

So, what does this mean for our members? (Well, besides that you’ve made a smart choice by banking with Alliant, of course.) We’re focusing our attention and energy on ways to give even more value to our members because that’s what our member-first mission is all about.

Check out the video below to see even more Alliant accolades:


Maggie Jenkins is the PR and Social Media Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a six-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.