beat the dealer articles


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)


October 19th, 2011

SMCU Now Offers Autoland In-House Car Buying Consultant

Ready to experience the joy of hassle-free car buying? We are proud to announce a new service for SMCU members only. Introducing Autoland, the easy-to-use auto-buying service designed especially for credit union members. Our experienced in-house consultant will find the exact make, model and color of car you want so you never have to visit… (keep reading)


July 9th, 2011

Meet Our Consultative Sales Team

Did you know that Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has a team of loan experts dedicated to assisting you with all of your loan-related needs? Did you know that they can answer any questions you have or help you close your loan without you ever setting foot in a branch? Our Consultative Sales Team (CST) are… (keep reading)


June 23rd, 2011

SMCU Show and Shine Auto Show

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union offers great rates on auto loans. Online loan applications make it easy to apply and electronic loan documents make handling the paperwork a breeze, but those aren’t the best part about our loans. The best part is that we help you get back into your car fast, sitting behind the wheel… (keep reading)

Beat The Dealer

April 7th, 2011

What If You Don’t Have Great Credit?

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union offers fantastic rates on auto loans. Qualified members can get a rate as low as 3.00%* for a loan up to 72 months on a new or used car. It’s a great deal for anyone who has the credit to take advantage of it, but what if you don’t have great… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2010

Know Your ‘Options’

Unlike buying a TV or a new couch, buying a new car represents a significant investment. Other than purchasing a home, a new car is one of the biggest purchases the average person makes in his or her lifetime. Many dealerships bank on the fact that you as the consumer have no idea what you’re… (keep reading)