NEW YORK (9/7/11)--Alliant CU, based in Chicago, was named one of the seven “Best Banks of 2011” by CNN Money’s September issue of Money Magazine. The magazine cited Alliant CU for combining “an open-door policy with competitive offerings.” “Credit unions traditionally best the big banks for customer service and account terms …,” the magazine said. “Alliant offers 1.15% on savings. Plus, no fees on non-interest checking, but a direct deposit to the interest-bearing option gets you 1.1% with no charges,” the article added. The $7.86 billion asset Alliant has branches in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. To read the article, use the link.