articles from April 2014

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April 29th, 2014

Seven Things You May Not Know About Seattle Metropolitan Auto Loans

You already know that Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union offers low rates on auto loans and that our loan experts work with every member to find the right loan for them. Those aren’t the only great things about our auto loan program. Here are seven awesome features of our auto loans you might not know about.… (keep reading)

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April 18th, 2014

Security Alert: Phishing Calls and Text Messages

We’ve had multiple reports from members who have received phone calls and text messages, claiming to be from SMCU, stating that the member’s debit card has been deactivated and to input their 4-digit PIN number to reactivate the card. Please DO NOT respond to these requests. SMCU will NEVER ask for personal information such as… (keep reading)

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April 14th, 2014

Which home equity loan is best for me?

If you are planning a home improvement project this spring or looking for a good way to consolidate your high-interest debt, you may be thinking about borrowing against the equity in your home. While that can be a great way to get the money you need, knowing a little about the available options can help… (keep reading)

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April 9th, 2014

Security Update: Heartbleed Bug

On April 7, 2014, security researchers announced a recently-discovered internet vulnerability called Heartbleed. By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could access sensitive data, compromising the security of the affected servers and their users. At this time, it is unknown whether the vulnerability has been exploited by malicious internet users. SMCU is aware of the Heartbleed Bug… (keep reading)

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April 8th, 2014

SMCU Members Can Save with Sprint

The average American family overspends on their wireless services by an average of $200 a year. If this sounds like you, it might be time to start saving with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount. To take advantage of these Sprint savings, remember to verify your credit union membership. (Details below.) You or your business… (keep reading)

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April 1st, 2014

Enter to Win $500* to Put Towards Your Spring Home Improvement Plans

What is your least favorite room in your house? Is it a bathroom covered in 70s-era ceramic tile with barely enough room to turn around in without hitting all four walls at once? Maybe it’s your kitchen with its mustard-yellow appliances and the single tiny window over the sink. Perhaps it’s not the rooms you… (keep reading)