The Best of Finance 2022
Check out our readers' top choices for banks, credit unions, title companies and more
More than 50 years after FirstBank of Colorado opened its doors, it is still hitting impressive milestones. In 2020, FirstBank hit $20 billion in deposits for the first time in its history. More indicative of FirstBank’s impact on its community is its partnership with Colorado Gives Day. Through its “Give it Forward” campaign, $361 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits.
“Giving back to the community means more to us than just writing checks,” says company CEO Jim Reuter.
Best Credit Union
Only one of many ways ENT Credit Union seeks to separate itself from competitors is by providing tools for customers to continue educating themselves on the financial world. The company’s website boasts an entire section dedicated to financial education resources to encourage customers to grow with the company. Of course, that’s along with the hand-holding customers might expect when they’re taking out loans for school, for a house, or just opening a checking account.
Best SBA Lender
Vectra Bank aims to inform just as much as it aims to help a business financially. The world of loans is often confusing. Vectra provides information in an accessible way to make sure clients are not jumping into something they don’t understand.
“Relationship banking means we’ll be there when you need us,” Vectra explains on its website. “We’re a local community bank with the capacity of a regional powerhouse – the perfect balance of being big enough to count and small enough to care.”
Best Mortgage Broker
People buying a home turn to – and return to—Nicole Rueth Fairway Mortgage brokers because they make the financial process under-standable. It all starts with a conversation with one of the company’s brokerage specialists to find out your goals and financial limitations to better guide you through the process.
“We are a mortgage team enthusiastically committed to providing the gateway into real estate, heightened by a remarkable client experience,” the company says.
Best Title Company
Locally owned and operated for 20 years, First Integrity Title Co. understands the title process can be daunting, but the company’s on-staff attorneys and underwriters work to make this process as simple and understandable as possible.
“We believe first and foremost in focusing on the needs and aspirations of our clients,” the company says. “This client-first focus per-meates everything we do, from our service levels, product quality, pricing and insuring your transaction.”
Best Wealth Manager/Financial Planner
Whether you’re planning for a business or for personal prosperity, Strategic Wealth Partners wants to help you take control of your finances so you can set yourself up for future success.
“It’s not about us, it’s about you. We’ll demonstrate that every day by ensuring that you are in control of your financial future,” the company’s website states. “We’re here to help educate and guide you along the path, but in the end, the choices are yours to make – plain and simple.”
Best Insurance Company
If you believe you are a safe driver, put your claim to the test! After all, with State Farm, it can only benefit you through the company’s Drive Safe & Save program. State Farm will track your basic driving habits through your smartphone, and you could become eligible for up to a 30% discount at your next point of coverage renewal. The savings only continue if you look to bundle your home and auto insurance.