articles from 2008

Do Good... Feel Good

November 3rd, 2008

SMCU gives nearly $6,000 to local non-profits through Feel Good Checking

You may have seen one of our billboards or bus ads that say, “What if giving back meant getting more?” The answer to the question is embodied in our Feel Good Checking account. “Getting more” means a 7.71% APY on the first $500 in the account and free checks for life. “Giving back” is a… (keep reading)

Community member sharing what she would do for someone else with $10

October 21st, 2008

What If…? Event Follow-Up

On October 6th we had an event at our location in downtown Seattle, where we asked members of our community, “What if we gave you $10… What would you do for someone else?” Hundreds of people showed up to give us their ideas on what they would do for someone else with the ten dollars.… (keep reading)

SMCU Makes Splash with "What If...?" Event

October 7th, 2008

SMCU Makes Big Splash with “What If…?” Event

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union follows the 7 Cooperative Principles (explained in detail throughout this site) that guide us in everything we do. Principle #7 states that giving back to the community is an obligation. SMCU gives back to the community through our Feel Good Checking account, our partnerships and Green Loans. But we wanted to… (keep reading)

Hurricane Ike Aftermath

September 22nd, 2008

Credit Unions Helping Credit Unions, People Helping People

    Recently, the National Credit Union Foundation created CUAid, the first national online giving center for credit union members and employees affected by natural and man-made disasters. Credit unions are promoting the online fund to help raise money for credit union members and employees affected by Hurricane Ike.


August 27th, 2008

Healthy Parks, Healthy You – Follow Up

As we stated earlier in our News & Updates SMCU teamed up with Seattle Parks and Recreation to support the “Healthy Parks, Healthy You” event on August 23rd. It was a blast and the weather couldn’t have been better for outdoor fun. We had fun dabbling in Hawaiian dancing, Tai chi, hoola-hoop, and something called… (keep reading)

Washington Business Week

August 20th, 2008

Washington Business Week

SMCU is proud to have been a sponsor of Washington Business Week’s 2008 summer program. Marketing Manager Andy Wright had an “exhausting and exhilarating” time volunteering as a Company Advisor to nine outstanding high school students. Washington Business Week is a week-long opportunity for high school students from all over Washington to learn about teamwork,… (keep reading)

Deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000

July 29th, 2008

Credit Unions Are a Safe Place For Your Money

Credit unions by and large have been able to avoid the high-profile problems plaguing other financial institutions, due to the difference in the way credit unions and banks are organized.