Forbes Names PEFCU One of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021
Lakeland, Fla. (June 24, 2021) — Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) has been awarded on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on June 24th, 2021 and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.
Headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) is a member-owned co-operative that was founded in 1957 to meet the financial needs of Publix Super Markets Inc. associates and their immediate family members. PEFCU, with over $1 billion in assets, is ranked in the top five percent of credit unions nationwide. PEFCU maintains a five-star rating by Bauer Financial and boasts an “A+” in financial health. PEFCU remains committed to improving the financial lives of its members and continues to expand its membership throughout the southeastern U.S. Envisioned by Publix founder George Jenkins (Mr. George), PEFCU currently serves over 100,000 members.
Forbes and Statista identified America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021 based on an independent survey of approximately 25,000 US consumers who were asked to rate credit unions at which they have or previously have had checking accounts. Participants made recommendations regarding overall satisfaction; they also assessed banks in the following areas: Trust, Terms & Conditions, Branch Services, Digital Services, Customer Service, and Financial Advice.
Based on the results of the study, PEFCU is proud to be recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021.
“It’s fulfilling to know that we’ve now joined Publix Super Markets in being ranked among Forbes’ best,” said Bob Bregler, PEFCU’s Chief Executive Officer. “This confirms that we are living up to Mr. George’s vision for our credit union, which is to provide an exceptional financial experience to Publix associates and their families.”
PEFCU’s recognition from Forbes comes on the heels of being coined “Best Credit Union” by the Palm Beach Post’s 2021 Best of Palm Beach County public poll in April of this year. “It means that we are listening to our members and meeting them where they are,” Bregler says. “Congratulations to the entire PEFCU team.”