articles from July 2010


July 29th, 2010

SMCU Raises $1,400 For Food Lifeline During Food Frenzy

Fresh off an amazing Saturday of volunteering at Food Lifeline, employees of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union tried their hand at fund-raising as part of Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy Summer Funds Drive. Between July 12 and July 23, 2010, SMCU employees participated in an in-house auction the proceeds of which benefited Food Lifeline.


July 26th, 2010

New Beginnings for Domestic Violence Victims

Autonomy means having the ability and freedom to act in your own best interests. An autonomous person has the opportunity to improve their circumstances by making different choices today than they made yesterday. Many of us consider personal autonomy to be an inalienable human right. Sadly, some people have this right stripped from them because… (keep reading)


July 21st, 2010

Dispelling Home Buying Myths

Interest rates are low, but will I be able to get a good deal with my credit? Can I afford a down payment? For many, it’s tough to determine whether now is a good time to buy a house. When you have the facts, you might find that homeownership is much closer than you think.… (keep reading)


July 21st, 2010

Is Zero-Percent Financing Too Good To Be True?

Many auto manufacturers have had a tough time weathering the economic storm of the past couple of years. We are starting to see things turn around which is translating into an upward trend in auto prices and rates, but there are still manufacturers offering 0% financing to entice buyers to visit their dealerships. Zero-percent financing… (keep reading)


July 21st, 2010

Increasing Membership The Right Way

From February to April this year, SMCU asked you to share credit union membership with your family and friends who were looking for a better place to do their banking. Aside from happier friends and family, you were rewarded for every new member you referred. When a new referred member opened a new SMCU checking… (keep reading)


July 19th, 2010

SMCU Helps Food Lifeline Redistribute 4 Tons of Food

SMCU employees and their families spent the morning of Saturday, July 10th, at the Food Lifeline distribution center in North Seattle helping re-pack food collected by letter carriers during the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. As part of SMCU’s involvement in Food Lifeline’s “Food Frenzy” Summer Funds Drive, SMCU volunteers arrived at 9:00am,… (keep reading)

Boy eating healthy

July 12th, 2010

Summer Funds Drive: July 12-23

For thousands of children in Western Washington, summer can be a tough time. When school is out, free lunch programs are not available and organizations like SMCU’s partner, Food Lifeline, must step in to help. This summer, help us support Food Lifeline’s noble efforts by making a donation to our summer funds drive. We’ve set… (keep reading)