articles from December 2013


December 23rd, 2013

An update regarding the Target credit card breach

1/24 Update: Target recently announced that additional customer information was taken during the breach, which may include customer names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please be assured that SMCU and VISA are both actively monitoring the activity on accounts to protect you from fraud. You will be contacted if we see any activity… (keep reading)


December 20th, 2013

All Branches Open at 11:00AM Due to Snow

Friday, December 20, 2013 / 6:40AM – Please be advised that all branches will be closed until 11:00 AM due to snow and icy road conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience. The weather is expected to improve throughout the day, but please check back for updates.

December 19th, 2013

Target breach exposes 40 million credit and debit accounts.

U.S. retailer Target announced that between November 27 and December 15, 2013, a network intrusion may have exposed approximately 40 million debit and credit card accounts. Target has “identified and resolved the issue,” and is working with law enforcement to determine the cause and impact of the breach. At this time, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union… (keep reading)


December 10th, 2013

Five Cost-Efficient Travel Tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for families to get together, but if you don’t live near your family, it can be expensive to visit them. Instead of being discouraged, try being resourceful with these five tips to lower sky-high travel prices to financially feasible levels. Be Flexible with Travel Dates: Quite often your first-choice travel… (keep reading)


December 4th, 2013

We’ve Updated our “View Your VISA” Tool in Online Banking

Great News! We have created an updated site that will provide you with quick and easy-to-use features to access your credit card information. In order to take advantage of these changes, you will need to register the first time you access the new site. It’s easy! Just log into Online Banking and click VISA from the menu at… (keep reading)