April 19th, 2010

Green Loan Options at SMCU

SMCU is dedicated to the philosophy of leaving things better than we found them.  One way we do that is by offering incentives for our members to look for green options when getting a loan.

When you buy a car that runs on hybrid-electric power or gets better than 25 miles per gallon in the city, you are eligible for a quarter-percent discount on our already low loan rates. These types of vehicles put fewer greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. By driving one, you are making a difference. That’s worth a reward.

You can get $400 off your closing costs at SMCU if you are building or buying an energy-efficient home, certified by Built Green, Energy Star or LEED. Green-certified homes use less gas and electricity, are made from environmentally friendly materials, and have reduced toxic emissions. When you buy a home like this, you know that you will be able to enjoy it for a long time while making a much smaller impact on the planet.

You qualify for a quarter-percent discount on SMCU’s home-equity loan rates if you already have a home and are looking to add Earth-friendly improvements like solar panels, energy-efficient windows or radiant floor heating. Some of these additions also qualify for federal tax credits, so you save even more.

If you are looking for ways to minimize your environmental impact and want a financial institution that shares your principles, you need look no further than Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union.

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