South Sound banks, credit unions garner positive ratings

The sky may be running out of spare stars now that Florida-based Bauer Financial has issued its latest ratings of banks and credit unions nationwide.

Rated by Bauer from zero to five stars, Washington banks and credit unions are doing quite well.

Among the latest results, 18 credit unions and seven banks from the South Sound earned top marks, while no South Sound financial institutions received fewer than three stars in either category.

Only two banks, one in Bellevue and the other in Longview, received a zero rating. The only credit union failing to earn a star is in Seattle.

Among the data: