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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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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.
stories_t_focus credit union

Saving $10k in Auto Loan Financing

Dec 01, 2018
  • Auto Loans
During an account opening, a gentleman was telling us about a new car he recently purchased.
stories_t_evergreen credit union

An Environmentally Responsible Credit Union

Dec 01, 2018
'We are the most environmentally responsible credit union in the state of Wisconsin.
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Helping a Veteran After a Fire

Dec 01, 2018
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A veteran had a hard time paying for lodging after losing his home in a fire.
stories_t_educators credit union

$15 Million in Loyalty Pay Back

Dec 01, 2018
  • Membership Perks
We’ve returned more than $15 million to our members since 2009 through a program called Loyalty Pay Back.
CoVantage Credit Union

Keeping Money in Members' Pockets

Dec 01, 2018
  • Paying Dividends
We help keep money in our members' pockets with low interest rates, higher deposit dividends, and fees crafted to change behavior--not purely to generate income.

What's a Credit Union?

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Credit Unions vs. Banks

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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.