Brent Anderson, a hard working Seattleite came to Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union to get back on his feet after falling on hard times. Suffering from a dangerously low credit score and lack of improvement opportunities, Brent was “in need of some [serious] financial assistance.” We recently had a moment to sit down with Mr. Anderson… (keep reading)
principle #1 (inclusiveness)
Membership should be open to all. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, membership is open to all who live or work in the State of Washington, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation. It is the mission of the credit union movement to offer financial alternatives to underbanked and credit-challenged members of our communities.
SMCU will be switching to a new telephone banking format. The new format is better and more intuitive, but there are a two important changes you should know about. Important Telephone Banking Changes Members will no longer access their accounts using their individual account numbers. Access to telephone banking will now require the use of… (keep reading)
Credit unions have been a vital part of the U.S. financial system since New Hampshire’s St. Mary’s Bank opened its doors November 24, 1908. Linked by an adherence to seven cooperative principles, credit unions have worked tirelessly to make a difference for their members by offering higher rates on deposits and making credit less expensive… (keep reading)
Cooperatives are unique in that they look out for each other and look to spread the message about the way they operate. Being part of a co-op can sometimes be a calling as much as it is a place to buy great stuff or a cool place to work. One of the best examples of… (keep reading)
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is proud to be a cooperative. Being a cooperative means that we are able to do business a little differently than for-profit financial institutions do. The success of a cooperative is measured by the benefits it gives to its members rather than the amount of profit it makes. Being a cooperative… (keep reading)
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is proud to announce that Seattle-based retailer Super Supplements has signed on as the newest Select Employer Group (SEG). Super Supplements is the premier retailer of discounted name brand supplements and vitamins in the Pacific Northwest with more than 300 employees. Since their founding in 1994, they have grown to 23… (keep reading)