articles from July 2011


July 26th, 2011

A CU Charge You’ll Like

If you have an electric vehicle (EV) or are thinking about getting one, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has great news. Last week, SMCU installed an EV charging station in the parking garage of its Downtown branch. The 208-volt, 30-amp charger is able to charge two plug-in EVs at the same time.


July 22nd, 2011

CU Members Victimized in Smishing Attacks

In the last few days, credit unions from around the country have reported their members are receiving bogus text message (smishing) alerts. The text message indicates it is from Credit Union Services and advises the member to call the number provided in the text message to have their card reactivated. This is a scam. Never… (keep reading)


July 18th, 2011

Double Your Savings Auto Refinancing

With rates as low as 2.99% APR*, you could save a bundle of cash each month. And right now, we’ll double your savings with a one-time rebate** equal to the amount you save with your first lowered payment. This offer ends August 31, so don’t wait. It just takes a minute to apply online and… (keep reading)


July 11th, 2011

Help Provide 1 Million Meals For Hungry Children This Summer

Hunger can affect anyone. According to Food Lifeline’s 2010 Hunger in America Study, More than 45% of the individuals using a food bank, meal program or shelter in Western Washington have some form of post-secondary education. Only 9% are actually homeless. 37% of the people Food Lifeline serves are children. 12% of the people Food… (keep reading)


July 10th, 2011

Co-opalooza: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Are you looking for a free, fun, family-friendly event this Fall? Check out Co-opalooza, presented by Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.

Hosted by Northwest comedy legend Pat Cashman, Co-opalooza is a celebration of cooperatives and the wonderful things that they do for their communities. Co-ops from around the region and across the country will participate in this one-of-a-kind festival showcasing the different types of co-ops as well as the wide variety of industries they represent.

Popular co-ops you’ll see at Co-opalooza include…

  • PCC Natural Markets
  • Group Health
  • Central Co-op
  • Organic Valley
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
  • Equal Exchange

July 9th, 2011

Meet Our Consultative Sales Team

Did you know that Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has a team of loan experts dedicated to assisting you with all of your loan-related needs? Did you know that they can answer any questions you have or help you close your loan without you ever setting foot in a branch? Our Consultative Sales Team (CST) are… (keep reading)


July 9th, 2011

Home Buying in 2011: You Have Options!

Are you in the market for a new home? Or maybe thinking about refinancing your current mortgage to stabilize your finances for the future? No matter your financial situation or home buying goals, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has options and advice for you. Are you planning for retirement? As you begin preparing for retirement and… (keep reading)