Charter Oak Receives Top 5-Star Rating for 2018

Superior Ranking Reflects Credit Union’s Strong Financial Condition  

Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has earned the top 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. for its superior financial performance during 2018, which indicates that Charter Oak remains one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. 

“We’re proud to receive this top rating from BauerFinancial for our past year's financial performance because it represents an independent confirmation of our overall financial strength,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We work very hard each year to make sure that we manage our finances in a safe and sound manner and it’s very gratifying that BauerFinancial has once again recognized this with its five-star rating,” he said.

Charter Oak’s top 5-Star rating is based on December 31, 2018 financial data. BauerFinancial is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. The firm awards its top 5-Star rating only to those financial institutions that excel in their capital, asset quality, profitability and other financial areas. 

Financial institutions that earn BauerFinancial’s top 5-Star rating are safe, financially sound and operating well above their regulatory capital requirements. The Coral Gables, Florida-based BauerFinancial compiles its financial data based on information reported to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the governing federal agency for credit unions. For more information about BauerFinancial, visit its website at or call 800.388.6686.   

Charter Oak is eastern Connecticut’s largest credit union with assets of $1.12 billion as of December 31, 2018. Charter Oak has an expansive and convenient network of 16 branches serving New London and Windham counties, providing one of the largest and most convenient branch networks of any financial institution serving eastern Connecticut. For more information about Charter Oak’s broad range of products and services, please visit any of our convenient branches, or visit our website at, or call our Contact Center at 860.446.8085 or 800.962.3237. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.

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Charter Oak Federal Credit Union is like a bank, just better! We’ve been proudly serving eastern Connecticut since 1939 and we offer great checking, deposit, lending, insurance and investment products. And because we’re a credit union, we’re owned by our members, not by shareholders. So we can offer lower rates on loans and higher rates on deposits. It’s easy to become a Charter Oak member: simply live, work, worship, learn, or volunteer in New London or Windham counties. So join today and see why Members Bank Better at Charter Oak!