In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions of people are left without homes, vehicles, electricity, and more. In addition, many businesses are unable to operate, including financial institutions, which leaves people in need unable to access their funds. Although hurricanes rarely reach the Pacific Northwest, we have our fair share of disasters, including earthquakes and… (keep reading)
principle #5 (education)
Financial education should be free & available to all. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union believes that education is important. SMCU provides free education to members, elected representatives, management and employees so that all can prosper and contribute to the growth and wellbeing of the cooperative. SMCU provides financial information via seminars, workshops, newsletters and our Web site. We support programs and organizations that promote financial literacy, such as Washington CASH, Washington Business Week, and Credit University, to name a few.
The Online Banking Upgrade is coming on November 27, which will require you to update your login information if it doesn’t already meet the new security standards. Starting Wednesday, November 14, a popup will remind you to update your login information when you log into Online Banking. You can update your information when you see… (keep reading)
You’ve probably heard all the “big banks are bad; switch to a credit union” hype, but do you know why credit unions are better for consumers? In light of the second annual Bank Transfer Day coming up, let’s review the differences between banks and credit unions and why you should switch. Banks are for profit.… (keep reading)
As part of the 11/27 Online Banking Upgrade, Online Banking users will no longer be able to use challenge questions to authorize access to their accounts. SMCU has decided to make this change based on industry best practices and concerns expressed by Federal and State regulating agencies about the security of challenge questions. Hackers and… (keep reading)
Seattle was voted “3rd Greenest City” in the US this year. While we should be proud of our achievement, there’s still room for improvement. We all made the switch to reusable bags when the plastic bag ban went into effect, and now it’s time to take it a few steps further. Here are 5 ways… (keep reading)
Better visibility, better control, better decision-making. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, we’re always striving to improve our services and offer top tier financial products for our members. That’s why, on June 27th, SMCU’s Online Banking is being redesigned and upgraded to provide Online Banking users the most up-to-date Online Banking experience. The new Online… (keep reading)