articles from January 2012

Student Checking

January 31st, 2012

Start Building Your Child’s Financial Foundation

One of the most important lessons young people can learn is how to manage their personal finances. By knowing how to effectively manage a checking account they can avoid thousands of dollars in needless fees. The potential impact of building and maintaining a solid credit rating can be even more valuable, as it can affect… (keep reading)


January 20th, 2012

Is There a Difference? SMCU Members Think So.

SMCU takes a great deal of pride in being a business where people can get the banking services they need without the headache and greed that comes with having an account at a big national bank. As a member-owned financial cooperative, SMCU strives to ensure that our members get the best deal available on financial… (keep reading)


January 19th, 2012

Most SMCU Branches will open at 12pm, Thursday, January 19th.

UPDATE: Downtown, City Hall, and Rainier Ave. are the only SMCU branch locations open today (1/19). Due to icy road conditions most SMCU branches will not open until 12pm today, Thursday, January 19. Some SMCU locations have been hit harder by the weather than others so there is a chance your nearest location may not… (keep reading)


January 18th, 2012

All SMCU branches will be closed Wednesday, January 18th

Due to inclement weather SMCU branches will be closed on Wednesday, January 18. You will still be able to access your accounts via ATM, Online, Text and Telephone Banking. Our Contact Center is also available at 206-398-5500. Check back for updates regarding Thurday’s status.


January 17th, 2012

Some SMCU Branches to close at 3pm, Tuesday, January 17th.

Due to the winter storm expected to hit the Puget Sound area on Tuesday afternoon, some SMCU branches will be closing at 3pm today. Please contact our Contact Center at 206-398-5500 to see which branches remain open. You will still be able to access your accounts via ATM, Online, Text and Telephone Banking. Check back… (keep reading)


January 13th, 2012

Safeguard your online account information

Phishers, social engineers, identity thieves – whatever their moniker, they’re all after the same thing – your personal account information. As online security protocols for most major retailers and financial institutions have become more sophisticated, so too have the techniques utilized by these evildoers to attempt to access your accounts and leave you feeling helpless.… (keep reading)


January 13th, 2012

Annual Meeting 3.29

UPDATED 3.7.2012: As owners of your financial co-op, it is your right to be informed about and participate in decisions related to SMCU’s operation. This annual meeting is an opportunity to let your voice be heard and exercise your rights as a member. Admission is free. 6p – 7:30p | Thursday, March 29th | SMCU’s… (keep reading)