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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. Have your own story you'd like to share? Submit your story here.

Story Collection

Park City Credit Union

Commitment to Community

May 05, 2023
  • Home Loans
Recently, our credit union volunteered for Junior Achievement, and our Branch Manager had the privilege of teaching eighteen second graders about finances within the community.
WESTconsin Credit Union

Making a Difference for Many

May 05, 2023
  • Home Loans
After a decade of volunteering at an orphanage there, a member wished to purchase a home in Ecuador.
The Difference: Taylor Credit Union

Supporting Literacy Programs

May 05, 2023
  • Charity & Community Service
We believe the inability to read and write directly affects how a person understands their finances.
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.
PCM Credit Union

Real, Impactful Savings

Apr 24, 2023
  • Above & Beyond Service
Early in 2023, we committed to providing our members with real, impactful savings through the year, despite the volatile rate environment.

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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.