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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.

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The Difference: Taylor Credit Union

Granting Wishes

Apr 28, 2023
  • Charity & Community Service
For the past 25 years, we have partnered with nine other local cooperatives, the Taylor County Association of Cooperatives, and K99 WIGM Radio to grant Christmas wishes.
Simplicity Credit Union

The Next Generation

Apr 28, 2023
  • Fostering Financial Literacy
It’s so rewarding helping the next generation learn how to responsibly build their credit and a foundation for a better future.
The Difference - Fort Community Credit Union

Back on Track After Hardship

Apr 05, 2023
  • Auto Loans
A member was very past due on his auto loan and hadn't responded to any attempts to reach him.
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Fraud Detection System Saves

Apr 05, 2023
  • Identity Theft Prevention & Mitigation
"I recently had someone hack into my credit card and try to put through two transactions for just over $100.00 each.
Capital Credit Union

Making Dreams Come True

Mar 22, 2023
  • Above & Beyond Service
I just wanted to send a quick email to say what a pleasure it was to work with Betsy on getting the boat my family wanted to purchase.

The Power of Cooperation

Jan 06, 2023
  • Above & Beyond Service
The credit union movement is founded on cooperative principles and a commitment to people helping people.

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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.