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2018 Scorecard

In 2018 alone, Wisconsin's 3.2 million credit union members saved a quarter of a billion dollars statewide in reduced loan rates, interest rates, and banking fees, and earned $10 million in the form of dividends. The state's economy also benefited, with 120 credit unions in Wisconsin employing nearly 10,000 people.

This year, the annual Scorecard upgraded to a video booklet format to provide an even richer experience of The Credit Union Difference.

Where Others Don't Serve


How Wisconsin's credit unions operate youth-run, in-school 
 that teach students critical life skills.

The Next Generation

How Wisconsin's credit unions give back educationally
through financial literacy programs.

Hard-to-Reach Communities

How Wisconsin's credit unions reach out and provide
needed services to underserved populations. 

Wisconsin Businesses

How Wisconsin's credit unions serve small businesses
and make entrepreneurial dreams a reality. 

Credit unions put members & communities first
Numbers courtesy of CUNA Economics & Statistics and a 2018 survey of Wisconsin Credit Union League members.

credit unions are Wisconsinite's best financial partner

3.2 Million Members Strong

More Wisconsinites than ever--3.2 million--are turning to Wisconsin’s credit unions to be their financial partner. It’s easy to see why.

Since the first credit union was chartered in Wisconsin more than 100 years ago, credit unions have been an essential component of Wisconsin’s local economies--providing REAL solutions to the problems faced by members and the communities those members live and work in.

While not mandated to do so, credit unions offer REAL Solutions because being member-owned allows them to put member needs first and go where other financial institutions can’t or won’t.

That makes credit unions different: They put people before profit and provide solutions that benefit members, nearby schools, small businesses, and community organizations.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in Wisconsin and we’re also proud to be home to The Movement’s international and national trade associations, mutual insurer, national charitable foundation, and independent think tank.

Whether it’s facing the financial challenges of today or planning for tomorrow, credit unions will continue to evolve to meet the needs of their members and support Wisconsin’s working families and communities. 

We offer this Scorecard in support of Wisconsin’s credit unions.


Brett Thompson

President & CEO, The Wisconsin Credit Union League