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225 Credit Union Activists Attend the 2024 State GAC

Feb 01, 2024
  • Advocacy
This week, over 225 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists shared The Credit Union Difference with their elected officials at The League's annual State Government Affairs Conference in Madison.

Rep. Fitzgerald Introduces Expanding Access to Lending Options Act

Jan 16, 2024
  • Advocacy
Wisconsin's Credit Unions® thank Congressman Scott Fitzgerald for his leadership in introducing a bipartisan bill to increase the loan maturity cap. As not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions are mission-driven and structured to put members' interests first, and the Expanding Access to Lending Options Act enhances their ability to support members' financial well-being.

League-Supported High School Financial Literacy Requirement Signed into Law

Dec 07, 2023
  • Advocacy
This week, Governor Tony Evers signed Act 60 into law, a League-supported financial literacy bill requiring Wisconsin high school students to complete one-half credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation.

State GAC and 4 Other Ways to Support The Movement

Nov 09, 2023
  • Education & Events
  • Advocacy
If you've seen firsthand the power of The Credit Union Difference and want to learn more about how you can help protect & promote The Movement in Wisconsin, check out these 5 tips.

Over 200 Share The Credit Union Difference at the State Government Affairs Conference

Jan 27, 2023
  • Advocacy
On January 24, over 200 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists shared The Credit Union Difference in 128 meetings with their legislators for our annual State Government Affairs Conference.

VIDEO: Providing Financial Literacy Education to Disenfranchised Youth

Jan 04, 2023
  • Education & Events
  • Advocacy
As part of their mission to foster financial wellbeing, credit unions provide financial literacy education and resources to their communities, including to those who have been traditionally underserved and disenfranchised.

VIDEO: Combating Financial Elder Abuse with AARP Bank Certification

Dec 16, 2022
  • Education & Events
  • Advocacy
Currently, financial abuse is the primary issue identified in 22% of all reported elder abuse-related crimes in Wisconsin, and this exploitation has increased dramatically in recent years across the country. Check out the video below to learn more about how a Wisconsin credit union obtained AARP Bank Certification so its employees on the frontlines of this issue are prepared to help protect their members' life savings.

VIDEO: Serving the Underserved with a Full-Service Branch on Wheels!

Nov 30, 2022
  • Education & Events
  • Advocacy
A credit union in southwest Wisconsin identified a need in their community: more accessible banking that would reach traditionally underserved areas of the state. How did they do it? A full-service credit union branch on wheels!

5 Ways to Support The Credit Union Movement in Wisconsin

Nov 13, 2022
  • Education & Events
  • Advocacy
If you've seen firsthand the power of The Credit Union Difference and want to learn more about how you can help protect & promote The Movement in Wisconsin, check out these 5 tips.

WBA Continues Campaign to Limit Financial Freedom

Nov 07, 2022
  • Advocacy
Last week, Settlers Bank announced plans to sell the bank in an open market transaction to Wings Financial Credit Union, a Minnesota based credit union.
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