A Rich History, A Bright Future
As one of the first credit unions in Wisconsin, Ripco has earned a reputation for providing the services the community needs. We’re small enough to know you and your neighbors but big enough to bring your finances to your fingertips wherever life takes you.
We listen to — and care about — our members. Because of that, we continue to grow, offering better rates, superior service and technological advances. Our Annual Report (PDF) reflects our continued growth: 12,713 members and $186,811,310 in assets.
We’re a credit union for people who are going places. Best of all, membership is easier than you might think.
Go further, faster with Ripco Credit Union!
- Ripco Credit Union obtained its state charter on Nov. 1, 1932. Membership was available to employees of the Rhinelander Industrial Paper Company, the credit union and their immediate families.
- In 1953 the first full-time employee was hired. Prior to that, the credit union was a part-time operation managed by volunteers.
- As more services and employees were added, property was purchased for a new facility. Completion of the Ripco Credit Union Building on Sutliff Avenue in Rhinelander was celebrated on July 26, 1970.
- In 1972 Ripco became a community credit union with a charter including the city of Rhinelander and the towns of Pine Lake, Crescent and Pelican.
- The charter further expanded to include all of Oneida County in 1976, and all of Forest County was added in 1977.
- 1980 saw Ripco’s acquisition of the Musky Credit Union in Woodruff. As a result, people living in the parts of Vilas County were now eligible to be members of Ripco.
- Expansions and remodeling took place in 1981, 1994, 2011 and 2021.
- Ripco Credit Union opened a full-service, student-run branch at Rhinelander High School in September 2009.
- In September 2011, Ripco’s field of membership was further expanded to include everyone who lives, works or owns real estate in Oneida, Forest, Florence, Vilas, Langlade, Lincoln or Price County.