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.


January 13th, 2012

Annual Meeting 3.29

UPDATED 3.7.2012: As owners of your financial co-op, it is your right to be informed about and participate in decisions related to SMCU’s operation. This annual meeting is an opportunity to let your voice be heard and exercise your rights as a member. Admission is free. 6p – 7:30p | Thursday, March 29th | SMCU’s… (keep reading)

Brian Haner

October 19th, 2011

Meet One of Our Owners – Brian Haner

Brian Haner is the CEO & Founder of Image Source (, one of the 50 largest promotional marketing agencies in the nation. We recently had a moment to sit down with Mr. Haner to hear his story and learn more about SMCU’s role in his success. How did your relationship with Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union… (keep reading)

Co-opalooza Sunday October 16

October 7th, 2011

Co-opalooza: A Celebration of Community and Co-ops

Members of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union will tell you that we are a different kind of financial institution. We are a financial co-op, and being a co-op means doing right by our members. Being a co-op means that we do business according to a set of time-tested principles, none of which is focusing on maximizing… (keep reading)


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)