Connexus Wins Six Forbes Advisor “Best Of” Awards

Forbes Advisor, a trusted destination for unbiased personal finance advice, news, and reviews, has recognized Connexus in six of its 2022 “Best Of” awards following a competitive analysis of financial institutions nationwide.

The six categories in which Connexus was recognized include Best Money Market Accounts, Best Certificate Rates, Best Free Checking Accounts of January 2022, Best Checking Account for Dividend Earnings, Best Checking Accounts for Customer Experience, and Best Savings Accounts for Customer Experience.

Forbes Advisor uses expert methodology based on thousands of data points to make their selections in an effort to provide “clear, impartial, practical advice you can trust, so making decisions about your money feels simple and smart, not stressful.”

Recognition Categories

Best Money Market Accounts – Forbes Advisor reviewed 59 money market accounts available at 44 different nationwide financial institutions while making their selection. Connexus was given the title “Best Overall Credit Union Money Market Account” for our competitive, tiered dividend rate structure.

Best Certificate Rates – For this category, the editorial team compared 142 CD and share certificate accounts at 84 nationwide banks and credit unions. Connexus was chosen for our competitive rates and highly rated mobile app.

Best Checking Account for Dividend Earnings – Forbes Advisor compared 157 checking accounts at 66 financial institutions before naming our Xtraordinary Checking Account as the best checking account for dividend earning, noting that members with this free account can earn up to 1.75% annual percentage yield.

Best Checking and Savings Accounts for Customer Experience – Our checking and savings accounts were also named by Forbes Advisor as some of the best for customer experience, based on our nationwide surcharge-free ATM access, our participation in CO-OP Shared Branching, and our highly rated mobile app.

Forbes Advisor also recognized our Xtraordinary Checking Account as one of the Best Free Checking Accounts available as of January 2022.

“As a member-owned credit union, we’re honored to be recognized alongside many of the country’s most respected financial institutions, including PenFed, Citibank, and Alliant,” said Chad Rogers, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Connexus. “To be acknowledged across six categories for our competitive rates, low fees, robust and thoughtfully designed financial products, and best-in-class service demonstrates the incredible value we bring to our members – and inspires us to offer them even more exceptional experiences.”

In their review, Forbes Advisor highlighted Connexus’ high yields, attentive customer service, low fees, family-friendly accounts, and extensive nationwide accessibility. They also praised our Digital Banking platform, noting the impressive rankings of the Connexus App on both the App Store and Google Play.

Rogers went on to say, “The extraordinary Digital Banking partnership we’ve developed with Alkami Technologies over the years continues to position us as a nationally relevant and trusted credit union for our roughly 390,000 members nationwide.”

We are honored to have been selected for these accolades, as they highlight our commitment to providing exceptional experiences and fostering prosperity for all we serve. Thank you to Forbes Advisor for the recognition!