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Welcome & Our History

Welcome to WESTconsin!


What a beautiful summer we are having! I hope you have been able to enjoy this season as we begin to feel more “normal” after such an unusual year. I have certainly enjoyed seeing smiling faces again, gathering with family and friends, and the return of community events like fairs and festivals this summer. While it seems we’ve turned a corner and can start feeling more comfortable with COVID-19 numbers in our area, please know our leadership team continues to monitor numbers in the communities we serve to ensure our employees and members are in the safest situation possible when visiting any WESTconsin office.

One thing I’m looking forward to most that is taking place later this summer is our technology upgrade! I am so proud of all the WESTconsin employees who have been working tirelessly to prepare for this enhancement. We are excited for our new system, which will enable us to provide better personalized service and give us the ability to evolve with our membership’s changing needs.

Recently, WESTconsin has received reports of members falling victim to a variety of fraud schemes. Often, they begin with a member receiving either a text message or email that ask the member to respond about a questionable financial transaction and leads to the member giving out personal information to the fraudster.  Please be extremely careful about providing any information to a caller, especially if you have not recently initiated contact with WESTconsin Credit Union.  If you are ever questioning the legitimacy of a phone call from or with WESTconsin, please hang up and call our Service Center directly. Yes, really! Hang up! We won’t mind! We would be happy to see that you are protecting your accounts.

While we are looking forward to all of the exciting things headed our way, we are aware that circumstances can change in a hurry. At WESTconsin, we will always put what is best for our members and employees first, and with much consideration will make the moves necessary to make that happen. 

Sending my best wishes for a happy summer!


Lora J. Benrud
CEO, WESTconsin Credit Union

We exist to serve our members.


Founded in 1939, WESTconsin Credit Union is one of the region's strongest financial services provider. Our history takes us back to primarily serving the Menomonie area agricultural community, then operating as Menomonie Farmers Credit Union. We expanded in membership base over the next several years and merged with other small credit unions in the region. In the summer of 1990, we recognized this growth by changing our name to WESTconsin Credit Union.

WESTconsin Credit Union celebrated our 80th anniversary in 2019. Celebrations took place throughout the year that gave back to the credit union’s agriculture roots by partnering with local agriculture organizations and businesses. Today, our field of membership footprint includes twenty-six counties across west central Wisconsin and east central Minnesota with 15 office locations in Altoona, Amery, Baldwin, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ellsworth, Hudson, Menomonie, New Richmond, Prescott, River Falls and Spring Valley, Wisconsin.

The spirit and philosophy of people helping people, guides WESTconsin leaders and encourages our employees to get involved in community and charitable activities and worthwhile causes, including sponsorships, donations, and volunteerism. Throughout 2020-2021, WESTconsin was very proud to support many local initiatives, including a $5,000 pledge to help build a new playground at the Spring Valley Elementary School, a donation to the L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire of $10,000, and $45,000 spread throughout the area to local food pantries.  

WESTconsin is based in your community, owned by people like you. You can expect a high level of personal service and depend on WESTconsin employees who are dedicated to help you reach your goals.

Our Mission

WESTconsin Credit Union is committed to helping our members achieve financial success.

Core Values

We will achieve our mission...


With honesty and integrity in all relationships.


With sincere care for our employees, members, and communities.


By providing quality service that outshines the competition.

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