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July 25th, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Banton Foster of Blvd Park and Ali Marcus

In this week’s interview, we spoke with banjoist Banton Foster of the folk-rock band Blvd Park and solo-Americana artist Ali Marcus. Their respective songs “Ain’t Gonna Be Easy” and “Wapato” can be found on SMCU’s Homegrown album. Homegrown can be downloaded for free here until Tuesday, July 31. How did you/your band get started? Banton:… (keep reading)


July 19th, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles and Brian Ledford of Brian Ledford and the Cadillac Desert

In our third Homegrown Exclusive Interview, we spoke with featured artists Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles and Brian Ledford of Brian Ledford And The Cadillac Desert. Both bands can be found on SMCU’s Homegrown album with their respective tracks “Rio” and “The Jewel Fades.” How did your band get started? Matt: Three of us– Nick,… (keep reading)


July 13th, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Seth Bolin of Oh Osiris

For our second Homegrown Exclusive Interview, we spoke with electronic musician Seth Bolin, also known as Oh Osiris. His track “A Summer At Sea” can be found on SMCU’s Homegrown album. How did you get started? This project, Oh Osiris, started in 2008. Back then, I had been playing in a lot of punk bands.… (keep reading)


July 10th, 2012

Homegrown Exclusive Interview: Naomi Smith of Autumn Electric

  We recently had the opportunity to interview Naomi Smith, who plays keyboard, melodica, glockenspiel, and vocals in the Seattle-based folk band Autumn Electric. Autumn Electric is featured on SMCU’s Homegrown album with the song “Make Me a Tree.”   How did your band get started? Michael and I met in the U-District in January… (keep reading)


May 21st, 2012

SMCU Announces the Anytime Skip-A-Pay Program

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is pleased to announce the return of our popular Skip-A-Pay program. This program allows members to take a break from their eligible loan payments and use that money for other purposes. Traditionally, SMCU offers Skip-A-Pay opportunities in the summer and near the winter holidays, giving members the chance to put a… (keep reading)


April 2nd, 2012

Apply and Sign Online with Docusign. Save Money and the Planet.

Save Money Buying a new car? Before you go shopping, stop by to save thousands of dollars. When people finance a car at the dealership, they often only look at the monthly payment without considering all of the interest they’ll pay over the life of the loan. These shoppers could save thousands of dollars… (keep reading)


April 2nd, 2012

Meet One of Our Owners – Lynne Edwards

Lynne Edwards, a Seattle Metropolitan member of 23 years, recently became our first member-owner to purchase a vehicle through Autoland, SMCU’s new in-house auto buying service.  Autoland provides Seattle Metropolitan members a unique, convenient, and economical way to purchase a new or used automobile without the hassle of going to and negotiating with a dealership.… (keep reading)