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May 5th, 2014

Security Series: Email Safety

In light of recent security vulnerabilities, such as Heartbleed and the Internet Explorer bug, and the scammers directly targeting credit union members, now is a great time to brush up on email dos and don’ts for maximum security and online safety. Don’t include sensitive information. Whether you’re emailing SMCU, your favorite online retailer, or a… (keep reading)

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May 2nd, 2014

Get $50 When You Refer a New Member

Has SMCU made a difference in your life? Were you able to get a loan from SMCU when no other lender would give you the credit you deserved? Did you abandon the high fees and multiple hoops of other institutions’ checking accounts in favor of SMCU’s Feel Good Checking? Do you know someone who is… (keep reading)

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May 1st, 2014

Downtown Branch and Contact Center Closing at 3pm on 3/1

Due to the anticipated route of the May Day marches, our Downtown Branch and Contact Center will close at 3pm today to ensure the safety of employees and members. Other branches are not affected and will remain open normal business hours. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to the peaceful conclusion of May Day… (keep reading)

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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)