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January 17th, 2014

Apply Now for a $2,000 Scholarship!

Starting February 1, we will be accepting applications for the A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship Program. SMCU will award ten $2,000 scholarships to qualified students for the 2014-2015 academic school year. The application deadline is March 31, 2014. We will announce scholarship recipients in early May. About the Scholarships This scholarship program honors Mr. Marino, SMCU’s… (keep reading)

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January 8th, 2014

SMCU Announces Expanded Hours

SMCU is pleased to announce that starting Wednesday, January 8, all SMCU branches will open at 9am Monday through Friday. The new branch hours will be: Downtown Monday through Wednesday: 9am to 5pm Thursday and Friday: 9am to 6pm Saturday: Closed Georgetown Monday through Friday: 9am to 6pm Saturday: Closed All Other Branches Monday through… (keep reading)

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October 22nd, 2013

Call for Nominees: Join Our Board of Directors

As an owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, you have a voice in the overall governance of the credit union. Like all credit unions, we are run by a volunteer board of directors elected by, and from, the membership. Applications are now being accepted for our Board of Directors and our Supervisory Committee.

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October 21st, 2013

Save Some for a Rainy Day: Creating the Perfect Emergency Fund

No one wants to think about needing to dip into a source of emergency cash, but it’s important to understand that you might need one, and to plan accordingly. Whether it’s a health emergency, loss of employment or other unexpected misfortune, a financial crisis can happen to anyone and if it does, you’ll be glad… (keep reading)

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October 15th, 2013

Now Accepting Nominations for our 2014 Feel Good Checking Partners!

SMCU was founded on Seven Principles, one of which is giving back to the communities we serve. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by SMCU and members of… (keep reading)

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October 14th, 2013

SMCU Day of Service

To demonstrate Cooperative Principle #7 (giving back to the community) and celebrate Co-op Month, SMCU employees spent Columbus Day volunteering at nine local non-profit organizations, including Mary’s Place, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Full Life Care, and Food Lifeline. Shown is SMCU CEO, Richard Romero, and a Food Lifeline employee presenting our team with a certificate for… (keep reading)

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September 10th, 2013

7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Creating a positive credit history is important. A poor credit rating can impact your life in ways you may not realize, such as making it harder to rent an apartment or apply for a job. Whether you’ve had past credit troubles, have yet to establish any credit, or want to get the best rate possible… (keep reading)