SAFE has earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating, a distinction that recognizes the nation's strongest financial institutions. Banks and credit unions are rated based on a number of financial metrics, including financial strength, profitability, and security. For more than 30 years, this rating system has gained the trust and recognition of regulators, bankers, and consumers.
- Has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983.
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- Rates financial institutions on a scale of zero to five stars, with five stars being the strongest.
- No institution pays BauerFinancial for its rating, nor can any institution choose to be excluded.