articles from October 2012


October 25th, 2012

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, 2012.… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2012

Join Our Board of Directors

As an owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, you have a voice in the overall governance of the credit union. Like all credit unions, we are run by a volunteer board of directors elected by, and from, the membership. Applications are now being accepted for our Board of Directors and our Supervisory Committee.


October 22nd, 2012

Card Transactions Being Declined

Due to a regional network outage, SMCU debit and ATM cards are being declined for some transactions and the declined transactions are not visible in our systems. We are working with our service provider to find a quick resolution to the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience.


October 19th, 2012

Celebrate Bank Transfer Day on November 5

You’ve probably heard all the “big banks are bad; switch to a credit union” hype, but do you know why credit unions are better for consumers? In light of the second annual Bank Transfer Day coming up, let’s review the differences between banks and credit unions and why you should switch. Banks are for profit.… (keep reading)


October 19th, 2012

Online Banking Maintenance from 9pm-11pm on 10/20

Online Banking will be unavailable from 9pm to 11pm on Saturday, October 20, due to routine network maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.


October 17th, 2012

Online Banking Upgrade: Replacing Challenge Questions

As part of the 11/27 Online Banking Upgrade, Online Banking users will no longer be able to use challenge questions to authorize access to their accounts. SMCU has decided to make this change based on industry best practices and concerns expressed by Federal and State regulating agencies about the security of challenge questions. Hackers and… (keep reading)

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October 15th, 2012

Checking for Change: Nominations

Here at SMCU, giving back to the community we serve is more than just a goal; we make it a priority. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by… (keep reading)