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GWCU earns 5-Star rating

BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm, recognized Gulf Winds Credit Union for earning Bauer’s Top, 5-Star rating for 100 straight quarters. This accomplishment has earned Gulf Winds the distinction of being a “Best of Bauer Credit Union.”
In the 30-plus years that Bauer has been analyzing banks and credit unions, there has been a rise of increasingly complicated investments as well as burgeoning regulation. Each has added another hurdle when it comes to earning a 5-Star Rating from Bauer. Not only has the credit union maintained capital levels well in excess of what regulators require, Gulf Winds Credit Union has been helping its members with prudent lending and innovative solutions – all without compromising its own financial health in the process.
“This is one of the hallmarks of credit unions,” said Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “The success of a credit union correlates directly to the success of its members. Credit unions invest in their own members for the success of the entire group as a whole, like a family. This approach has served Gulf Winds Credit Union very well. Earning and maintaining Bauer’s Top, 5-Star Rating continuously for over 25 years, gives the added distinction of ‘Best of Bauer Credit Union.’ This designation is reserved specifically for institutions that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for a minimum of 100 consecutive quarters. Bauer congratulates Gulf Winds Credit Union on this achievement.”