What is Personal Identifying Information? Personal Identifying Information (PII) is any information you use in your daily life that identifies you. The most common source of identification is the last four digits of your Social Security number. When the Social Security Administration decided to issue numbers, they never intended it to be used as a… (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.
If someone got a hold of your passwords, how much damage could they cause? With access to your financial data, personal information, and other information you store online, criminals could do anything from draining your bank accounts to stealing your identity. Still, many people have personal information stored in online accounts, such as social security… (keep reading)
In this new series, SMCU employee and tech-expert Tyler will be sharing with you tips and tricks for maximum online safety. The Online Banking Upgrade enhances security while you manage your money online, but there may be other areas of your internet usage that are not protected. Here’s Tyler with his first installment on a… (keep reading)
Mobile payment, which allows you to pay for transactions using an application on your mobile phone, is on the rise, led by Google Wallet. Mobile payments with Google Wallet is convenient, more secure, and can even get you savings from retailers that have special deals for mobile payment users. Here’s an overview of how this… (keep reading)
UPDATE: Have a question? Leave a comment below or check out our FAQs. UPDATE: Unable to use a phone number for your One-Time Passcode? When prompted for a phone number, click the link that says “I don’t have access to a phone” and you’ll be able to enter an email address. Click here to see… (keep reading)
Holiday shopping can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 easy ways to save without breaking your budget. 1. Make a budget Before you start your holiday shopping, you should determine the maximum amount you want to spend. Then, make a list of all the people you plan on purchasing gifts… (keep reading)