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People Before Profit Stories

Whether it’s helping a member escape predatory lending, rebuild credit, weather an illness, save for a home, or simply be given a second chance, credit unions are uniquely equipped to provide a lifeline when other financial institutions can’t or won’t. Check out our collection of stories below--all submitted by Wisconsin's credit unions. Have your own story you'd like to share? Submit your story here.

Story Collection

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Turn to a Credit Union

Jan 06, 2023
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A couple looking for a small loan approached several financials but were turned down. Then, they looked to Landmark.
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Helping Grieving Families

Dec 05, 2022
  • Charity & Community Service
Every June, Corporate Central helps support Addie’s Angels on Earth, a donation drive organized by one of our employees.
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Peace of Mind & Money in Her Pocket

Nov 29, 2022
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
We had a member who was going through a messy divorce, she had less than perfect credit and need funds to help with legal fees.
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Spotting Red Flags

Nov 01, 2022
  • Identity Theft Prevention & Mitigation
We recently had a member visit one of our offices to make a wire transfer.
WESTconsin Credit Union

Payday Loans with a 400% Interest Rate

Aug 18, 2022
  • Escaping Predatory Lending
We recently had a member visit one of our offices with her grandmother to apply for a consolidation loan, as she was struggling with numerous payday lender loans she took out in 2020 when her boyfriend was sick and unable to work for six months
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Pets Before Profit

Aug 15, 2022
  • Charity & Community Service
We had checked out a foreclosed house property and found a mama cat and her five kittens in the garage with little food and water.

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From accounts of above and beyond member service, to granted second chances, to responses to disaster, to meeting community needs, to returning funds back to their members through patronage, and more—your stories educate policymakers and the public about their banking options and are vital to preserving The Credit Union Difference.