articles from June 2011

International Day Of Cooperatives 2011-"Youth. The Future of Cooperative Enterprise"

June 29th, 2011

Are we teaching our children about the co-op difference?

Saturday, July 2, 2011, is the International Day of Cooperatives, as designated by both the United Nations and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). This year’s theme “Youth, the future of cooperative enterprise,” is tied to the UN’s celebration of 2011 as the International Year of Youth. Focusing on the next generation brings up an interesting… (keep reading)


June 27th, 2011

Fraudulent FFIEC and IRS Emails

The bad guys never rest. The SMCU Risk Management Team received notice of two more email scams making the rounds. This time the emails appear to come from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The fraudulent FFIEC emails come from “” and have a subject line of “FFIEC… (keep reading)


June 23rd, 2011

SMCU Show and Shine Auto Show

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union offers great rates on auto loans. Online loan applications make it easy to apply and electronic loan documents make handling the paperwork a breeze, but those aren’t the best part about our loans. The best part is that we help you get back into your car fast, sitting behind the wheel… (keep reading)

Let's Act And Give Back

June 16th, 2011

Let’s Act and Give Back

We live in one of the most giving and charitable regions in the country, and it’s no fluke – Northwesterners love giving back. To us, volunteering is integral to the health of any community and is one of our core principles. Not everyone has enough time to commit long hours for volunteering. Not everyone has… (keep reading)

refinance your auto loan at SMCU

June 16th, 2011

Refinance Your Auto Loan

Don’t get stuck with a high interest auto loan. If you have an auto loan and less than perfect credit, there’s a chance you could be paying extremely high interest rates for your auto loan at another institution. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, rates are traditionally lower than most banks. Refinancing your current auto loan… (keep reading)


June 16th, 2011

Network Issues at Downtown Branch

Updated on June 16th at 4:25p: The network issues at the Downtown Branch have been resolved. We are experiencing network issues at our Downtown Branch. The Contact Center is temporarily unavailable. The Downtown Branch is able to make limited transactions. Online Banking, ATMs and all other branches are not affected. We are actively working to… (keep reading)


June 10th, 2011

More Phone Fraud

Members are again reporting fraudulent calls from someone who claims to work at the credit union. This time the call came from (815) 703-0000. The caller said that there was a problem with the member’s debit card and the account had been frozen. This call is a scam. If you receive such a phone call,… (keep reading)