The Best of Finance 2021
Check out our readers' top choices for banks, credit unions, title companies and more
Founded in 1963, FirstBank is now Colorado’s largest locally owned holding company, with more than 110 locations. The importance of how the company can positively impact communities and customers has been a hallmark of the FirstBank ethos and is largely what the company attributes its growth to.
Even with its large range of influence, FirstBank makes it a priority to give back to its community. Since FirstBank first helped in establishing the Colorado Gives Day initiative, more than $300 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits.
Best Insurance Company
Athletes like Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes elevate the social status of State Farm, but the comprehensive insurance coverage the company provides more than speaks for itself.
Providing insurance options for life, home, vehicle and small businesses, State Farm has plenty of options for you to pick from. Unsure of what works best for you?
Use the company’s website to get in touch with one of State Farm’s 19,000 agents across the country and find what type of coverage fits you.
Best Mortgage Broker
Wanting to offer customers fair and customized home loans, Chris Murphy founded M2 Lending Solutions in 2002. Now with a team that has a combined 50 years of mortgage industry experience, Murphy has created a company that prioritizes customer education in an industry that is often geared to helping the banks and brokers instead of the prospective homeowners.
“It is each loan officer’s mission to both educate customers and meet their financial needs,” the company’s website states. “Every M2 Lending customer can rest assured that their sensitive financial information is handled with the utmost care and security.”
Best Credit Union
Ent, the largest Colorado-based credit union, has more than 400,000 members served by more than 40 service centers up and down the Front Range. It was named Forbes “Best in State” credit union for Colorado for three years running and has received numerous other “best credit union” awards in the communities it serves.
Ent focuses on supporting nonprofits that support child and family health and wellbeing, and higher education, primarily through Colorado-based university and community college scholarships. Ent’s YES grants, now in their 21st year, have awarded more than $1.5 million to date to more than 200 not-for-profit agencies that benefit youth throughout the state.
Best Title Company
Started in 1967, Land Title Guarantee Company has become Colorado’s largest locally owned and operated title agency.
Customer service, employee satisfaction and a dedication to Colorado and its communities are the driving factors behind the ethos of Land Title. With more than 50 locations statewide, Land Title makes itself accessible to you wherever you live.
“With Land Title, you’ll partner with closing agents and title examiners who know Colorado real estate laws, customs and markets inside and out,” the company says..
- First Integrity Title Company
- Commonwealth Title Company
- First American Title
- Heritage Title Company
Best Wealth Manager/Financial Planner
Alpine Bank Wealth Management
Specializing in investment management, financial lifestyle management, individual retirement accounts and many other services, Alpine Bank Wealth Management helps to create a financial portfolio that is customized to you and your lifestyle.
Their process is centered around in-depth consultations that allow their team of investment professionals to keep your best interests in mind while they navigate the markets so you don’t have to.
“With our shared vision of your financial objectives, we can respond to any changes to your circumstances or in the markets,” the company says.
Best SBA Lender
Being a small business is tough, and Alpine Bank knows that. Aiming to relieve the stress that comes with financing your business, Alpine Bank can help navigate cash management, payment processing, remote deposit capture and lockbox services.
Alpine has been serving Colorado since 1973, and with over 35 locations, it can help you wherever your business is located.
Priding itself on long-term relationships with its customers, Alpine makes sure that the culture surrounding the bank and those that interact with it is reflected in its localized feel.