It's more than what we live by, it's who we are.
We believe in "Doing the Right Thing" ... one member, one employee, and one situation at a time.
We do it by being passionate about our purpose
We do it by being stewards of our communities
We do it by being respectful of others
We do it by having integrity
We do it by balancing life and work
We do it by daring to be different
We do it by having fun!
What is a credit union anyway?
No, we're not a bank. Don't even joke about that.
What exactly is the difference between a bank and a credit union? Both offer accounts, loans, and the whole package of high-quality financial services. A major difference is, as a credit union, we're a not-for-profit financial institution that was organized with the sole purpose of providing community members with better financial solutions. Banks are very much for-profit institutions, organized for the sole purpose of making A LOT of profit for its small group of elite shareholders.
As a credit union we can offer:
- Lower interest on loans
- Higher earning rates on savings and checking accounts
- Better, more personalized service
A tale of two credit unions...
We've always been about our members. Pioneer Credit Union was the first credit union in the Green Bay area, holding its first organizational meeting on October 22, 1927. Over the years, many credit unions merged with Pioneer, making it a strong, solid financial institution. It was the "right thing" for the area.
Capital Credit Union was incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin as Kimberly Credit Union on September 24, 1934. Kimberly-Clark employees and their families were eligible for membership, and the office was located inside the Kimberly-Clark Mill. The charter was changed to a community credit union In 1970, and in 1996, the name was changed to Capital Credit Union, "making it happen" for our members.
On July 1, 2014, Capital and Pioneer credit unions formed a partnership to become the "new" Capital Credit Union, "doing the right thing" for our members and the communities we serve. From finances to volunteerism and everything in between, it's about advocating for our members.
Capital now has over 100,000 members and is chartered to serve the needs of members in 10 Northeast Wisconsin counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Winnebago.