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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

Thrivent Federal Credit Union

Improving Cash Flow

Feb 01, 2018
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A member needed solutions to improve their cash flow and came to us for help.
PCM Credit Union

$50k Donation to Community Sports & Event Center

Dec 01, 2017
  • Charity & Community Service
For decades, the City of Marinette and various youth organizations have been talking about the construction of The Community Sports and Event Center.
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Leaving No One Behind

Nov 01, 2017
  • Above & Beyond Service
Technology changes can sometimes be difficult for members to adapt to.
Blackhawk Community Credit Union

No Bank Would Help Them

Oct 01, 2017
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A family moved to Wisconsin to care for their aging parents. After their parents passed suddenly, the family lost one job and experienced two car breakdowns.
Verve, a Credit Union

Creative Solutions to Refinancing

Sep 01, 2017
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
A non-member approached us to refinance an auto loan.
Verve, a Credit Union

Refinancing a Dealership Loan

Aug 01, 2017
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
We just had a member come in to the Brillion BraA member's 20 year-old granddaughter ended up with a 24.72% APR on her loan through the dealership as well as an expensive warranty she didn't want.

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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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