articles from 2011


December 15th, 2011

Give The Gift of Anything

Whether it’s for the holidays or for a loved one’s birthday, people enjoy having choices. With SMCU’s newest product, the Visa® Gift Card, that’s exactly what we’re offering. Gift cards offer the freedom for people to choose the exact gift that they want, because it’s accepted at over a million locations. And because Visa Gift… (keep reading)


December 8th, 2011

New Malware Attack Targeting Bank Accounts

The FBI has issued a warning about a new malware attack targeting bank accounts. The malware is called Gameover and the FBI says it is able to defeat several forms of dual-factor authentication. The FBI suggests that consumers and businesses pay attention to suspicious emails purporting to come from NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association. As… (keep reading)


December 2nd, 2011

Holiday Toy Drive for Homeless Children

Many homeless families and children in our communities have a difficult winter to face. Wellspring Family Services’ annual holiday toy drive helps homeless families provide gifts and a little extra holiday joy to their children. Last December, over 1,000 children received gifts that otherwise may not have. To help give back this holiday season, Seattle… (keep reading)

SMCU has money to lend for anything

December 2nd, 2011

SMCU Has Money to Lend for Anything

You may have heard that loans are hard to come by nowadays or that lenders have closed up their vaults and are standing in front of the doors with arms crossed and frowns on their faces. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, nothing could be further from the truth. SMCU has more than $100 million to… (keep reading)


November 30th, 2011

Alert: Online Banking Maintenance on 12/17

We will perform maintenance on Saturday, December 17, from 9:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. (Pacific Time). Online Banking will be unavailable during this time. Thank you for your understanding.


November 23rd, 2011

Holiday Shopping Alert

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to be aware of potential scams. Con artists are working hard to get their hands on your member’s money as well as personal and financial information. To help reduce the risk and protect credit union members, we offer a list of potential scams along with tips for… (keep reading)


November 22nd, 2011

Alert: Text Message Banking Maintenance 11/29

We will conduct maintenance to our notification services on Tuesday, November 29, from 9 p.m. to midnight PT. During portions of the activity, we will be unable to deliver one-time passcodes or respond to requests from our Text Message Banking service. If you are unable to login or use Text Message Banking, please try again… (keep reading)