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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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Assisting with Social Security

Dec 01, 2018
  • Above & Beyond Service
A 91-year-old member came to us confused as to how she had a negative balance and had overdrawn her account by a hefty amount.
Fox Communities Credit Union

Rebuilding Together Fox Valley

Dec 01, 2018
  • Charity & Community Service
A disabled man in his 60s became somewhat isolated by hoarding and rarely saw his 14 grandkids.
stories_t_forward financial credit union

Not Letting Scarred Credit Stop Us

Dec 01, 2018
  • Rainy Day Support - Medical Bills
A self-employed truck driver who experienced a cut in wages faced a tax lien on his home.
The Difference - Fort Community Credit Union

Supporting Local Merchants via a Debit Card Rewards Program

Dec 01, 2018
  • Supporting Main St
To support small businesses, we offer a free debit card rewards program that incentivizes our members for shopping local.
The Difference - Fort Community Credit Union

Supporting Local Merchants via a Debit Card Rewards Program

Dec 01, 2018
  • Supporting Main St
To support small businesses, we offer a free debit card rewards program that incentivizes our members for shopping local.
stories_t_fond du lac credit union

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse & The Unhoused

Dec 01, 2018
  • Charity & Community Service
We collected cash and supplies for a local center that addresses domestic abuse and homelessness.

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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.

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