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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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Shelter from the Storm

Jun 01, 2022
  • Rainy Day Support
There is still a misconception in mortgage financing about the difficulty of finding financing for singlewide manufactured
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Member Loyalty Pays Dividends

Apr 18, 2022
  • Paying Dividends
We’ve returned more than $18.1 million to our members over the past five years through our Member Loyalty program, where member-owners who use more of the credit union’s services receive more in return.
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Financially Prepared for Home Ownership

Apr 18, 2022
  • Fostering Financial Literacy
SCCU and LSS Financial Counseling really helped me be prepared financially for home ownership!
Capital Credit Union

Doing the Right Thing

Aug 24, 2021
  • Home Loans
When an employee was assisting a member with an unrelated situation, he noticed that their mortgage with us had an interest rate of 5%, so he asked the member some questions and offered to process a rate modification to lower the rate to 2.75%.
Marathon County Employees Credit Union

Saving the Family Home

Aug 20, 2021
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
We had a member on the verge of losing her home that had been in the family for generations and both of her vehicles.
Fox Communities Credit Union

Establishing a $20k Small Business Grant Program

Aug 20, 2021
  • COVID-19 Response
This year, we established a $20,000 small business grant program to help our members attract more business.

What's a Credit Union?

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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.