articles from October 2011


October 26th, 2011

Nov. 5 is Bank Transfer Day – Move your accounts and loans to SMCU.

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union was born to help City of Seattle workers help themselves. Nearly eighty years later, anyone who lives in the state of Washington can find financial autonomy by switching to SMCU. We haven’t forgotten that we were built by our members and are therefore a reflection of their wants and needs. We… (keep reading)


October 24th, 2011

Important Account Verification Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: In order to ensure the integrity of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union’s member accounts, the Supervisory Committee of SMCU has enlisted the services of Turner, Warren, Hwang & Conrad (TWHC), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants to perform a verification of SMCU accounts. The verification will be as of September 30, 2011.… (keep reading)


October 20th, 2011

SMCU is a proud Title Sponsor of SLICE

Have you ever wondered about starting a co-op? Are you interested in learning more about how to successfully manage a cooperative organization or in discussing the issues that co-ops face? On Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, our friends at Central Co-op are presenting the 3rd Annual SLICE Conference (Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere).… (keep reading)


October 19th, 2011

Checking for Change

One of the great things about being a credit union, created by the community we serve, is the opportunity to give back. There are a number of different ways we do that, but one of the most popular is through our Feel Good Checking™ product. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, SMCU donates $20… (keep reading)


October 19th, 2011

Ten $2000 Scholarships to be Awarded in 2012

We are now accepting applications for the A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship Program. SMCU will award ten $2,000 scholarships to qualified students for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The application deadline is January 31, 2012. We will announce scholarship recipients in early March. The A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship program honors Mr. Marino, our founder, and his… (keep reading)

Brian Haner

October 19th, 2011

Meet One of Our Owners – Brian Haner

Brian Haner is the CEO & Founder of Image Source (, one of the 50 largest promotional marketing agencies in the nation. We recently had a moment to sit down with Mr. Haner to hear his story and learn more about SMCU’s role in his success. How did your relationship with Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union… (keep reading)


October 19th, 2011

Your Financial Questions Answered

Bruce Brundige, LPL Financial Consultant at SMCU, has been involved in the financial services industry for over 24 years. Here, Bruce answers your financial planning questions. Q: What Should I Consider When Drafting an Estate Plan? Because you’ve worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family, you’ll want to ensure that… (keep reading)