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.


July 8th, 2011

SMCU Welcomes DocuSign as Our Newest SEG Partner

DocuSign, SMCU’s most recent SEG partner, believes that the time of paper-and-ink document signing has passed. With more and more of the world’s documents being produced online, DocuSign is working to ensure that they can be signed, routed and tracked online as well. Since 2003 DocuSign has been helping businesses use the internet to make… (keep reading)


July 8th, 2011

Offer SMCU Membership as an Employee Benefit

Are you looking for a great way to enhance your company’s benefits package? Become a Select Employer Group (SEG) Partner and add “credit union membership” as a benefit to your employees or co-workers and help them achieve their financial goals for their individual success and the success of your company. Free Financial Seminars for our… (keep reading)


May 11th, 2011

Rainier Avenue Branch Open House

On Thursday, May 19th, our Rainier Avenue Branch will be hosting an open house for local businesses from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Join SMCU staff for an evening of networking and conversations about how to continue to make the Rainier Valley a great place to live and work.


May 4th, 2011

2011 Volunteer Election Results

Between February 14 and March 11, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union members participated in the 78th Annual Volunteer Elections. Being able to elect their Board representatives without respect to the volume of deposits or loans they hold in the credit union is an important difference between cooperatives of all types, including credit unions, and traditional for-profit… (keep reading)


May 3rd, 2011

CUs Partner to Clean Up The Arboretum

To celebrate Earth Day 2011, staff and members from SMCU partnered with the same from Verity Credit Union to help clean up the Washington Park Arboretum. Directed by the Student Conservation Association, volunteers spent the day eradicating invasive species that can threaten the health of the Arboretum ecosystem, as well as a host of other… (keep reading)

Mr. Brent Anderson

April 7th, 2011

Meet One of Our Owners – Brent Anderson

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)


February 1st, 2011

Telephone Banking Has Changed

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)