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715-847-4700
2600 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401

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Serving more than 184,000 members across all 50 states, Connexus is a member focused cooperative with over $1 Billion in assets. Connexus is proud to provide high yields for checking accounts and deposit products as well as competitive rates for personal, home, and auto loans.

Based in Wausau, WI, Connexus has been nationally recognized by Forbes, CNN Money, PC Magazine, AARP, Kiplinger and Bankrate.com for checking, share certificate, and loan rates. Our 185 employees are committed to helping members achieve personal financial objectives while anticipating their needs and exceeding their expectations with superior products and services. Members benefit from a multi-channel service model which includes branches in four states, a fully staffed and trained Member Contact Center, online chat support, and a robust Online/Mobile Banking platform available 24/7.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Connexus Credit Union is open to anyone through becoming a member of the Connexus Association with a $5 donation. Membership is also open to the following: (1) members of the communities of Golden Valley, Crystal, Brooklyn Center, Hopkins, Minneapolis, New Hope, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park in Minnesota, Dover or Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Fairfield or Cincinnati in Ohio, Rothschild, Schofield, Wausau, or Weston in Wisconsin; (2) employees and retirees of Honeywell, Liberty Mutual, TSI Incorporated, Convergys, Cincinnati Bell, ATK, Aspirus Inc, or Aqua Finance.
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Related Posts

Connexus CU Offers $100 Best Buy® E-Gift Card With New Checking - 3/30/2017

Connexus CU (easy membership) is offering a $100 Best Buy® E-Gift Card when opening a new checking account (Xtraordinary, MyRewards, or Innovative Checking).

Connexus Credit Union Adds Top-Rate 12-, 24-, And 36-Month CDs - 3/29/2017

Connexus CU (easy membership) has just added three competitive Share Certificates: 12-month, 1.50% APY; 24-month, 1.70% APY; 36-month, 2.00% APY. Min deposit is $5k.

Connexus CU (Easy Membership) Adds Two Limited-Time CD Specials - 1/25/2017

Connexus CU (easy membership) has two Top Yield Share Certificates: 12-month (1.38% APY) and 24-month (1.55% APY). $5k min deposit. Available through 3/14/17.

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10/26/14 - Connexus Credit Union Offers High Rate 1-Year CD Available Nationwide
10/23/14 - 12-Month Certificate Special - Blended Rate 1.374% APY - Easy To Join
9/17/14 - Connexus CU 1 Yr CD Earn Up To 2%APY OPEN TO EVERYONE
8/28/14 - Credit unions with national FOMs will merge
6/10/14 - 9-Month CD Rate Special at Connexus Credit Union
9/6/12 - CD Rates at Connexus Credit Union Are Competitive Again - Easy Membership
5/11/12 - Rate Drop To 1.75% Xtraordinary Checking/1.35% Myrewards Checking
5/3/12 - Updated Review of Connexus Credit Union's Xtraordinary & MyRewards Checking
2/21/12 - Connexus Credit Union Is Growing Through Mergers
7/1/11 - End Of The Last Nationally Available 3% 5-Year CD - False Alarm
2/1/11 - Top CD Rates Continue at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
8/12/10 - Update on Connexus Credit Union's CD and Reward Checking Rates - Available Nationwide
6/1/10 - Top CD Rates at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
3/24/10 - Competitive Step-UP CDs and Money Market Account at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
11/9/09 - High-Yield Reward Checking Account at Connexus Credit Union - Nationally Available
11/5/09 - Competitive Money Market Account Continues at Connexus Credit Union - Available Nationwide
7/31/09 - Competitive Money Market Account and CDs at Connexus Credit Union - Available Nationwide
7/24/09 - 3.00% 11-Month CD at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
3/15/09 - Health Savings Account Overview and Finding the Best HSA
3/7/09 - 3.35% 24-Month CD at Connexus Credit Union - Easy Membership
8/13/08 - 6.01% Reward Checking Account at a Wisconsin CU (Connexus)
4/2/08 - More Rate Cuts - Savings, Checking and Reward Checking Accounts
10/2/06 - 6.14% 60-Month / 5.82% 36-Month CD at an Ohio CU (Cintel)

Couldn't Be Happier!

I have been banking with Connexus for years I really couldn't be happier!

To start, this is a business! Of course they will advertise the very best rates....doesn't every business do that? And the "gotchas" people are listing are their way of rewarding loyalty...those who are making Connexus their primary financial by opneing an active checking are benefitting by getting the best rate. They aren't just going to hand out the very best rates to the random people who just open one account with them. I actually am happy, since I think it's a bit more fair to those who are loyal to Connexus. People who are getting upset are not looking at Connexus' moves from a business standpoint.

I am continually getting great rates and they always have awesome promos, like a referral program.

Their loans are also great, I just refinanced at 2.99% with no payments for the first 90 days. I filled out a loan comparision form, which is free and only a few questions long, and got $25 just for filling it out!

Above all else, I love the customer service here! I used to go through a local bank, and I grew accustomed to being treated without any enthusiasm, etc. The first time I went through the Drive Up at Connexus, I was blown away! Today, I am greeted by name and everyone is always smiling, and they make sure my questions are answered. If I ever have an issue, they figure out what went wrong and go above that and make sure we take the right steps so it won't happen again.

If you are looking for amazing financial products with customer service to match, Connexus is your choice. I have gone from someone who only looks at the numbers on a rate sheet to fully appreciating what a banking experience can be!

Online Banking

I like online banking; it saves me time not having to run to a bank and it's easy to pay bills and transfer money. What I don't like and have a problem with is that it takes for every to clear changes I made using my card and any refunds that about a week to credit back. I have tried calling, but there is never anyone to take to and online chat is always down or take about 30 mins. to connect. The last online chat I had was about a refund that was not post to my account the store refund the money about 6 days ago and it stills is not post in system to my account, they have the money back but there accounting system is slow. Am going to go back a bank down the street from and do my banking online with them, so when I have a problem I can walk in to the bank and talk to someone in person.

Below Standard Customer Service

Posted by: sliso | Feb 9, 2017

I recently signed a family member up for an account to which I am to be power of attorney. The sign up process and banking experience with Connexus Credit Union was simple up until I needed customer service.

They seem to be very informal, almost as if they still operate as a local, mom and pop, credit union. The people are friendly and patient, but they all seem clueless as to how to handle things.

In order to add myself as POA, I needed to submit notarized paperwork. Unfortunately they sent me the incorrect paperwork which I had notarized and submitted. They are sending me new forms, but will not reimburse me for the cost of the notarization for the first set of forms. So they wasted my time and money. I'll be complaining to the BBB about this.

Although the issue above is unusual, even getting checks sent out was a disaster. The online registration form asks if you'd like checks sent out for your new account. I clicked yes, but had to call and inquire about their status. I was told I never ordered them and had to do so on the phone. This delayed my ability to change my direct deposit by a two months.

In addition, phone reps seem to tell you different things. I would recommend if you sign up to do everything via email through their web site.

Competive Rates, Bad Customer Service

I have been with Connexus Credit Union for several years with no issues, but very little interaction. Thus, I have been content with the company overall. However, I recently went through a move and did my mortgage through the credit union.

As expected with any move, we had plenty of things on our plate and did not think to submit a form to Connexus letting them know our address was changing. Mind you, they were well aware of our new address as they owned our new home loan, and we had given the mortgage department our new address multiple times. Nonetheless, apparently buying a home through the credit union is not enough proof to have your address updated in their system. Instead, my wife and I were rudely surprised when our debit cards stopped working just days before Christmas with no reason to believe they shouldn't be. Instead of giving us a call or sending an email, Connexus just locked our account and sent us a physical letter letting us know that they attempted to send us mail and it was returned to them. Not only that, but for each letter of returned mail, they charged us $9.95.
Immediately upon receiving the letter two days before Christmas, I sent back the address change form and called customer service.

I proceeded to explain that we had only just moved into our house a few days earlier and had no idea that Connexus had a specific form that needed to be filled out. We obviously updated our address with the Post Office and set up mail forwarding, but somehow mail had still gotten returned to Connexus. The customer service representative proceeded to inform me that they could not revoke the fees because of the level of inconvenience the returned mail was to them and she also could not unlock our checking account until they received the physical form stating we were changing our address. Despite the fact that I was on the phone, had proof that it was my account, and pleaded to change my address then, she insisted they had to wait for the physical paper.

So here we are in 2016, relying on the US Postal Service to deliver letters back and forth in the heart of the Holiday season. Pairing that with Connexus being shut down a couple days around the holidays, my wife and I have now been locked out of our account for a week.

I understand somehow and for some reason Connexus puts these policies in place to 'help' us protect our account, but it certainly feels like the opposite. Their process is costing us money, and wasting our time.

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Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #66538
Year Chartered1935
Employees238
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.96%
Return on Equity - YTD18.64%
Annual Interest Income$15.4MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$1.61B$1.34B
LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$1.13B$1.07B
DepositsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$1.39B$1.16B
Equity CapitalQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$163.6MM$141.4MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$4.9MM$7.1MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$11.7MM$9.8MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$100.00K$509.00K
Rates

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Locations

Connexus Credit Union has 19 locations. Click to view all Connexus Credit Union locations.