About Us

Smiling Family of UW Credit Union Members

UW Credit Union is a federally insured, member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution committed to the financial well-being of our members. For nearly a century, we’ve been guided by a simple but powerful mission — your best interest always comes first. We offer all the services of most major banks, plus more.

Our History of Doing Good

We were founded in 1931 on the University of Wisconsin campus by people who believed that a financial institution owned by its members would act in the best interests of consumers. Our continued growth, financial strength and market-leading customer satisfaction scores have proven our founding members right.  Read about our history & founders.   

People Over Profits

Our goal is to help our members access the financial products and services they need to improve their lives. We take account deposits from members who are in a position to save and loan money to other members needing affordable credit. With no stockholders, we can use potential profits to maintain fair interest rates and keep account fees low. Learn about our corporate governance.

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Our Commitment to the Community

Our leadership in educational lending, affordable home financing options and financial literacy helps build strong Wisconsin communities. We are the first source of credit for many young adults and work to ensure their long-term success through our responsible lending practices. We also give generously to charitable causes in our community and college scholarships (we’ve invested more than $1.5 million in need-based scholarships alone), and we’ve been recognized nationally for our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Convenient Locations

With 28 full-service branches in Wisconsin, we provide on-site financial services in the campus communities of Madison, Milwaukee, Whitewater, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Stevens Point and La Crosse. We operate more than 100 surcharge-free ATMs in Wisconsin and belong to the Alliance One ATM network with thousands of surcharge-free ATMs throughout the country. Through Web Branch and our mobile app, we serve members all over the world, 24 hours a day. Find a branch or ATM near you. 

Lifetime Membership and Value

Stay with UW Credit Union for all your financial needs, wherever you go in life. Even if you’re graduating, changing jobs or leaving the area, it’s easy and convenient to continue your account relationship with UW Credit Union, a financial partner you can trust. We look forward to providing value for you and your family throughout your lifetime. Learn more about membership eligibility.

Exceptional Financial Strength

Our position as one of the largest credit unions in the state allows us to offer extensive and convenient services to our growing membership. Our assets total more than $3 billion, and today we meet the financial needs of more than 270,000 members. Review our most recent Annual Report and Financials.

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UW Credit Union logo with tagline, Here for Every You.

In 2019, we updated our logo, tagline and branding. While our mission, values and commitment to our membership remain the same, we embrace a fresh new look that reflects our modern technology and invests in our future.