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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

PCM Credit Union

Mortgage Relief During the Pandemic

Jan 11, 2021
  • COVID-19 Response
In 2020, we developed a unique program for all first mortgage holders, giving them the ability to reduce their interest rate and the opportunity to enter into a simple modification agreement that would allow for 9 months of interest only payments.
The Difference - Fort Community Credit Union

Educating Our Communities

Sep 25, 2020
  • Fostering Financial Literacy
While many financial institutions say that they want more people to have a better understanding of personal finance, credit unions go the extra mile and actively find ways to educate our communities.
UnitedOne Credit Union

Helping Small Business Owners in a Difficult Year

Sep 21, 2020
  • COVID-19 Response
2020 was a struggle for so many people in our communities, including our small business owners.
WESTconsin Credit Union

"Thank You For Helping Save a Small Local Business"

Apr 20, 2020
  • COVID-19 Response
"The fact that you spent time funding our small $9,000 PPP loan just may have saved my business!"
stories_t_landmark credit union

Getting Back on Track

Apr 24, 2019
  • Second Chances & Refinancing
"Landmark Credit Union was the only lender that would work with me at a very good rate."
stories_t_park city credit union

Longterm Fixed-Rate Products on Non-Conforming Properties

Apr 22, 2019
  • Home Loans
One way we help our members fulfill their dream of home ownership is by offering longterm fixed-rate products on non-conforming properties such as condominiums, vacant land, manufactured homes, and homes that sit on large acreage parcels.

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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.