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Alliant Named a Top Credit Union for Consumer-Friendly Banking


NerdWallet Recognizes Alliant for its commitment to consumer banking

Chicago, IL May 25, 2014 – Alliant Credit Union, of Chicago, IL, has been recognized by personal finance website NerdWallet for its consumer-friendly products and services. Alliant Credit Union was a top credit union in the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Pacific, and Southeast regions for NerdWallet’s Consumer Banking Index.

“Alliant has been on NerdWallet’s radar for some time due to their excellent suite of services. Their free checking, high-yield savings and nationwide ATM access, to name a few, are all examples of what makes them a superior credit union,” said NerdWallet analyst John Gower.

NerdWallet’s Consumer Banking Index assesses banks and credit unions based on 7 criteria: Free Checking, High-Yield Savings, Free Online Bill Pay, ATM Access, Branch Access, Mobile Access, and Member Service.

These criteria were selected by a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults as key considerations when choosing a financial institution. Spring 2014 marks second semi-annual release of this index and includes 150 of the nation’s largest banks and credit unions. These criteria were selected in a nationwide survey of 1,000 U.S. adults as key factors when choosing a financial institution. Spring 2014 marks the second semi-annual release of this index, which includes 150 of the nation’s largest banks and credit unions. Receiving high marks for each category indicates a bank or credit union’s superior value to consumers.

"We are honored, but not surprised, to be selected by NerdWallet as a Top Credit Union in their most recent Consumer Banking Index", said David Mooney, Alliant President and Chief Executive Officer. "Alliant's mission is to provide our member owners with consistently superior financial value and friendly, efficient and personalized service. We're gratified that NerdWallet has recognized our combination of everyday great deposit and loan rates, low fees, convenient access, and high quality service."


About NerdWallet

NerdWallet is a personal finance website dedicated to helping people make smarter decisions with their money. NerdWallet has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC News and more. For more about NerdWallet, visit

About Alliant Credit Union
Alliant Credit Union, founded in 1935, is an independently operated financial cooperative serving over 140 employee groups and organizations with more than 280,000 members and over $8 billion in assets, making it the largest credit union in Illinois and the sixth largest in the nation, based on assets and deposits. As a member-owned financial institution, Alliant exists to foster members’financial well-being and to serve their best interests. Alliant is an equal housing opportunity lender and federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Learn more at

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