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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. More will soon be added! Have your own story you'd like to share? Submit your story here.

Story Collection

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Great Debt Pay Down Competition

Dec 01, 2018
  • Fostering Financial Literacy
We partnered with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Financial Counseling to hold a year-long Great Debt Pay Down competition.
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Supporting the Salvation Army

Dec 01, 2018
  • Charity & Community Service
Shoreline Credit Union matched a $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army as part of a community fundraiser.
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A Safer Place for Her Family

Dec 01, 2018
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A single mom came in, desperately seeking help to leave her current apartment.
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83.5% of Net Income Returned to Members in Dividends

Dec 01, 2018
  • Paying Dividends
We paid our members $400k at the end of November last year.
Royal Credit Union

Saving Money at School

Dec 01, 2018
  • Fostering Financial Literacy
We offer students the opportunity to save money at school in 28 locations.
Prospera Credit Union

No More Hoops

Dec 01, 2018
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A single dad working 70 hours a week jumped through every hoop his bank demanded in order to save his home, only to be told they'd be foreclosing anyway.

What's a Credit Union?

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Credit Unions vs. Banks

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Share Your Stories

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.