UW Credit Union Firsts

For over 85 years, UW Credit Union has been dedicated to providing best-in-class service to our members. That means implementing cutting-edge technology, award-winning employment practices, and more.

2019

  • First Wisconsin-based financial institution to offer Zelle® to members
  • First credit union in Wisconsin to partner with Carvana

2017

  • First financial institution in Wisconsin to be recognized as a Green Masters company by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
  • First financial institution in Wisconsin to establish a starting wage of $15 an hour

2014

  • First financial institution in the Midwest purchasing 100% of electrical energy needs via green power
  • Among the first 20 financial institutions in the world to support Apple Pay

2013

  • First financial institution in the country to deploy mobile deposit via mobile browser
UW Credit Union mobile app.

2000 - 2010

  • First credit union to deliver credit scores directly to members
  • First financial institution within PULSE network to deploy wireless ATMs and voice guidance for the vision impaired
  • First credit union in Wisconsin to offer instant issue of debit and credit cards
  • First credit union in Dane County to offer Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loans
  • First Wisconsin-based financial institution to provide mobile banking services
  • First credit union to fully automate the processing of private student loans
  • First Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified credit union branch in the Midwest
  • First credit union to offer no down payment/no PMI loans
  • First credit union in the country to offer two-factor authentication
  • First financial institution in Wisconsin to provide real-time email & text balance alerts

1970 - 2000

  • First financial institution in Wisconsin to offer internet banking services
  • First financial institution in Wisconsin to offer computer banking services to members
  • First credit union in Wisconsin to be covered by NCUA insurance
  • First credit union in Wisconsin to offer ATM services
  • First credit union in Dane County to offer checking accounts
  • First credit union in the U.S. to offer a credit card product to its members

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