articles from September 2010

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September 30th, 2010

Another successful Shred Day

Saturday was Shred Day at Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union. September 25 marked the fifth Shred Day hosted by SMCU. For three hours on a glorious Seattle day people streamed into the parking lot at SMCU’s Georgetown branch to securely dispose of their personal documents and enjoy free coffee and donuts. Shred Day is part of… (keep reading)

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September 27th, 2010

Stranded Friend or Relative Scam

“This has happened to every grandparent in my family,” Don Rudolph, our Chief Information Officer, recently told us. “Someone calls them up and says, ‘Granddad, guess who this is?’ That’s how they get the name of a grandchild. Then they say, ‘I’m stranded in London and I lost my wallet. Can you please wire $300… (keep reading)

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September 27th, 2010

SLICE – Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere

Cooperatives are unique in that they look out for each other and look to spread the message about the way they operate.  Being part of a co-op can sometimes be a calling as much as it is a place to buy great stuff or a cool place to work. One of the best examples of… (keep reading)

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September 22nd, 2010

Mobile Web and Text Banking (updated)

If you’ve got SMCU’s free Online Banking and a mobile phone, you can now access your accounts from anywhere with just a couple clicks. With the October upgrades to SMCU’s website and Online Banking, we will be rolling out our new Text Message Banking and Mobile Web Banking services, free for our members.

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September 20th, 2010

We Love Co-ops

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is proud to be a cooperative. Being a cooperative means that we are able to do business a little differently than for-profit financial institutions do. The success of a cooperative is measured by the benefits it gives to its members rather than the amount of profit it makes. Being a cooperative… (keep reading)

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September 16th, 2010

Take a Peek at Our New Website

SMCU is excited to announce that on October 4 we’ll be unveiling a brand new website. We’ve taken your input and some expert advice to make a site that is fast, appealing, and easy to use. You have probably noticed a new look and feel in our branches and brochures. This colorful update will be… (keep reading)

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September 13th, 2010

SMCU Welcomes Super Supplements As Newest SEG

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is proud to announce that Seattle-based retailer Super Supplements has signed on as the newest Select Employer Group (SEG). Super Supplements is the premier retailer of discounted name brand supplements and vitamins in the Pacific Northwest with more than 300 employees. Since their founding in 1994, they have grown to 23… (keep reading)