Summit Credit Union ranked top 4% nationally in financial returns to members

Madison’s largest credit union receives one of the best ratings in the nation

MADISON, WI (February 1, 2018) — Summit Credit Union was recently ranked in the top four percent among the nation’s credit unions in a report measuring returns to members. Providing an overall ranking of financial returns to members, Summit was ranked seven out of 280 total credit unions surveyed in the $1–10 billion peer group.

“We’ve always made giving back to members a top priority,” said Summit CEO & President Kim Sponem. “Being a not-for-profit organization allows us to give members better value, which in turn gives them more financial freedom in their daily lives. That’s what it’s all about.”

In addition to the overall ranking, Summit ranked nationally in two other areas. The report found that the member-owned cooperative ranks second in the nation in the Return to Borrowers category, while placing 14th in Member Service Usage. Both marks were the highest among Wisconsin credit unions.

Summit has also been named the #1 Mortgage Lender in Dane County for the past eight years.

In October, the member-owned financial cooperative broke ground on its new 152,000-square-foot, six-story headquarter campus in Cottage Grove, which is set to open in 2019.

About Summit Credit Union (WI)

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $6.6 billion in assets and has more than 250,000 members and 948 employees across 56 locations throughout south-central and southeastern Wisconsin. Since 2002, Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, formerly known as CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union. Recognized for its excellence in employee engagement, in 2021, 2022 and 2023 Summit was named both a Top Workplace in the USA by Top Workplaces USA and a Top Workplace in the Madison area by the Wisconsin State Journal. In 2023 it has added a Top Workplace award in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For more information, visit or call 608-243-5000 or 800-236-5560. For additional media information, visit or follow Summit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Jason Waller
(608) 243-5000, ext. 6862

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