visa articles


February 1st, 2012

SMCU and VISA® want to send you to London.

Would you like to be sitting trackside in London this summer when the best athletes in the world line up to make their bid for Olympic immortality? If you use your SMCU VISA® between February 1 and April 30, 2012, it could happen. Thanks to the folks at PSCU Financial Services and VISA, every time… (keep reading)

Student Checking

January 31st, 2012

Start Building Your Child’s Financial Foundation

One of the most important lessons young people can learn is how to manage their personal finances. By knowing how to effectively manage a checking account they can avoid thousands of dollars in needless fees. The potential impact of building and maintaining a solid credit rating can be even more valuable, as it can affect… (keep reading)


December 15th, 2011

Give The Gift of Anything

Whether it’s for the holidays or for a loved one’s birthday, people enjoy having choices. With SMCU’s newest product, the Visa® Gift Card, that’s exactly what we’re offering. Gift cards offer the freedom for people to choose the exact gift that they want, because it’s accepted at over a million locations. And because Visa Gift… (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)


April 21st, 2011

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

When you realize your wallet or purse is missing, it can be difficult to figure out what to do next. Here are some steps to take to prevent any long-term damage to your accounts and credit reports. Within 24 Hours… Close Your Credit and Debit Cards Call SMCU and your other credit card companies as… (keep reading)


March 16th, 2011

Use Rewards Points to Help Earthquake Survivors

If you are a Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union Visa® account holder, you can now use your rewards points to donate to those suffering the aftermath of the Japan earthquake. SMCU and CU Rewards™ have partnered with Charity Choice Gift Cards to allow you to donate reward points to the American Red Cross and their relief… (keep reading)

Design Your Own Card

March 1st, 2011

Design Your Own Card

Introducing the newest feature to our SMCU Visa® Credit Cards: Design Your Own Card. You can now customize your card by uploading a personal image or choosing from a catalogue of hundreds of distinct images. It can be a picture of your puppy or a snapshot from your favorite lookout. It’s up to you.