REAL Solutions Scorecard

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Scorecard: Wisconsin credit unions' social responsibilityThe REAL Solutions® Scorecard illustrates the positive impact that Wisconsin credit unions have for Wisconsin families, businesses, local organizations and the economy as a whole because of their unique structure as member-owned cooperatives driven by a people-focused mission. The Scorecard shows how Wisconsin credit unions:

Ignite Wisconsin's Economy

Credit unions are a vital force in Wisconsin’s economy. As a significant employer they contribute to the overall spending in the state.

Keep Money in Members' Pockets

Wisconsin credit union members save millions each year thanks to better rates, fewer and lower fees and a cooperative business model that puts people before profit.

Finance Main Street

With small loans to local businesses and entrepreneurs, credit unions provide key access to capital to help them thrive.

Exceed Expectations & Continue to Thrive

As member-owned cooperatives, credit unions put their members first. Their continued business success, allows them to better serve members and communities.

Serve Communities

While other financial institutions focus on generating profits, as not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions prioritize doing what’s best for members and their communities.

Actively Engage in Financial Education

Credit unions encourage savings and sound financial decision-making, by providing financial counseling, operating more than 100 school and youth-run branches, and more. Read more about financial education efforts.

3M Members Strong

More Wisconsinites than ever - 3 million to be exact - 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 and we’re 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, Wisconsin Credit Union League