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Over 200 Banks and Credit Unions Currently on Bauer’s Troubled and Problematic Lists

December 17, 2018: BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, FL, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm announces it has newly released bank and credit union star-ratings (based on September 30, 2018 financial data) available on its website, Star-ratings are assigned on a scale of zero to five-stars with five being the strongest and reflect the overall financial strength of the institution.

“We have officially made it a full year without any bank failures! It’s been 12 years since that has happened”, proclaims Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Fewer than 2% of the nation’s banks, and only 2.2% of federally-insured credit unions now reside on Bauer’s Troubled and Problematic Reports because they are rated 2-Stars or below. That’s 201 institutions to be exact. You do not want to find your financial institution on one of these lists,” she continued. “And with over 90% of the nation’s banks recommended by Bauer and 80% of federally-insured credit unions, there is no reason to. I know everyone is busy with the holidays and the New Year is coming, but take a few moments to check the ratings of your financial institutions and make sure they are ready for 2019, too.”

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