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Shred Day

February 5th, 2014

Join us for Shred Day on Saturday, April 19

Mark your calendar for one of our most popular events of the year. Shred Day returns on Saturday, April 19. You know you should be cautious when disposing of your personal financial records. Simply throwing them into the garbage or recycle bin makes it far too easy for crooks to get everything they need to… (keep reading)


December 23rd, 2013

An update regarding the Target credit card breach

1/24 Update: Target recently announced that additional customer information was taken during the breach, which may include customer names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please be assured that SMCU and VISA are both actively monitoring the activity on accounts to protect you from fraud. You will be contacted if we see any activity… (keep reading)

December 19th, 2013

Target breach exposes 40 million credit and debit accounts.

U.S. retailer Target announced that between November 27 and December 15, 2013, a network intrusion may have exposed approximately 40 million debit and credit card accounts. Target has “identified and resolved the issue,” and is working with law enforcement to determine the cause and impact of the breach. At this time, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2013

Construction Near Downtown Branch 11/4 – 11/18

Please plan for delays going in and out of the parking garage at the Downtown Branch starting Monday, November 4. The Seattle Department of Transportation will be installing bus kiosks and ORCA card readers at the RapidRide stop on Columbia Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Construction is expected to take 2 weeks. Click here… (keep reading)


October 21st, 2013

Important Account Verification Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: In order to ensure the integrity of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union’s member accounts, the Supervisory Committee of SMCU has enlisted the services of Turner, Warren, Hwang & Conrad (TWHC), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants to perform a verification of SMCU accounts. The verification will be as of September 30, 2013.… (keep reading)


August 20th, 2013

Northgate Branch Moving to Thornton Place

SMCU’s Northgate Branch is moving to 303 NE Thornton Place at Thornton Place Shopping Center, adjacent to Northgate Mall. The new branch will open on Monday, September 23. Our last day at the existing Northgate Branch will be Friday, September 20. We will be closed Saturday, September 21. We apologize for any inconvenience. At our… (keep reading)


February 15th, 2013

E-Scam Warning: Malware Emails Claiming to Be From TurboTax

TurboTax has notified us that they have been made aware of a malware spam email that claims to come from TurboTax. This email includes the statement “Your State Return Has Been Rejected” and contains a .zip attachment that contains malware. If you receive a suspicious email with these characteristics, delete the email. Do not open the attached… (keep reading)