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Together, We’re Achieving For Our Members

We’re proud to share the awards we’ve received while fulfilling our mission.

Voted Connecticut's Best Community Bank

By the neighborhoods we serve. Thank you!

Our work towards accomplishing our objectives and staying true to our mission has garnered the attention of local media, peer credit union leadership, and both local and national credit union industry associations.

Nutmeg State is a values-driven collective committed to intentional actions and investments to “be the change” in our community. We believe prosperity for all people is possible through meaningful social and economic relationships, ensuring inclusive and equitable access to resources. Our mission is to create multi-generational prosperity throughout the Connecticut community through education, collaboration, and the support of local commerce.

Awards and Recognition


Credit Union League Of Connecticut

2023 First Place CT and National winner of the Louise Herring Member Service Award for the Working Wheels Program.

People helping people.  Nutmeg is committed to helping families thrive. For many, this means having a reliable way to get to work. We help struggling individuals who need reliable transportation to get to work. Our Working Wheels Car Ownership Program is designed to help members of the community who normally wouldn’t qualify for a car loan because of a low income situation. Acquiring a car to achieve and maintain employment helps break the financial cycle and gives them the ability to earn an income.


Social Responsibility

Credit Union League Of Connecticut

2023 First Place, Dora Maxwell  Social Responsibility Community Service Award.

Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union has been awarded first place three times for The Dora Maxwell Award.
The award honors credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities.



Outstanding Partner

CT Green Bank

2022 Nutmeg State recognized as an outstanding CT Green Bank lender.

For leadership in the Smart-E loan program, the Green Bank honors Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union. Headquartered in Rocky Hill, Nutmeg has consistently provided excellent support to homeowners and contractors in Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and Tolland counties, and select municipalities in Fairfield. A Smart-E lender since 2013, Nutmeg has specifically shown expertise in helping low-to-moderate-income borrowers.

Marketing Excellence

Credit Union League of Connecticut

2023 First place award for Marketing and Public Relations Excellence.

The award recognition highlighted Nutmeg State CEO John Holt’s  WFSB – Channel 3 interview with Bruce Adam.  They provided informative and education about the safety of deposits in credit unions.  The interview was at the height of the public’s concerns about deposit insurance and risks at financial institutions, which was due to recent bank failures.

Leadership Awards

Outstanding Executive

Credit Union League of Connecticut

2020 Outstanding Executive.  In 2020, Nutmeg State FCU CEO John Holt, led Nutmeg through one of the most challenging times in any credit union’s history. Today he is leading them through a transformation that will bring multigenerational prosperity throughout the Connecticut community we serve.  He was recognized by the Credit Union League of Connecticut for his outstanding leadership and work.

Volunteer Recognition Award

Credit Union League of Connecticut

Dr. Luis Ramos, Board Chair of Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union was awarded a Volunteer Recognition Award. The award was presented to recognize his generosity and support to several charities and events on behalf of Nutmeg State FCU.

Notable Achievements

Best Of The Best

MemberXP Best Of The Best Credit Union In US

NSFCU is recognized for their consumer loan experience as one of the best in the United States.  The designation is determined from results measuring peer  industry data.  MemberXP is the largest provider of credit union direct member feedback.

Juntos Avanzamos Designation

Exceptional Commitment To Hispanic Outreach

Granted ‘Juntos Avanzamos’ designation in 2017.  Nutmeg State is one of only two Credit Unions in Connecticut with the ‘Juntos Avanzamos’ designation.  The translation from Spanish to English is “Together We Advance”. Nutmeg provides services, bilingual support and offers affordable products that support the Hispanic community.

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