principle #4 (independence)

Autonomy & independence set us apart. As a financial cooperative, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is autonomous and independent because we are controlled by our members, not outside shareholders. If SMCU seeks to enter into agreements with other organizations it must be done in ways that ensure cooperative autonomy and continued control by members only.


February 1st, 2010

(intentionally left bank) Member Referral

These three words, (intentionally left bank), have become more than just a statement; they’ve become a principles-driven movement. And our third principle is all about making the credit union benefit the members. That’s why from Monday, February 1st until Wednesday, March 31st, we will be giving out $20 to referred members who intentionally leave their… (keep reading)


July 28th, 2009

Have you (intentionally left bank) yet?

Three simple words, (intentionally left bank), have become more than just a statement; they’ve become a values-driven movement. We asked for your stories, your experiences, your frustrations – whatever it took to make you leave. We wanted to hear about it. The response has been truly overwhelming! Here’s what people are saying Because I’m a… (keep reading)


February 24th, 2009

Intentionally Left Bank

Why are so many people leaving their bank and coming to Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union? Maybe it’s because SMCU offers all the same services as banks, but we’re a not-for-profit co-op, which means our profits go back to our members in the form of fewer fees, lower loan rates and higher dividends. Perhaps it’s all… (keep reading)

photo by Melissa Davie

January 7th, 2009

Intentionally Left Bank

photo: Melissa Davie More and more people have INTENTIONALLY LEFT their BANK and come to Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union where we are guided by the 7 Cooperative Principles that make us strong and secure. Look for “Intentionally Left Bank” billboards, bus ads and print ads appearing this month. If you happen to see a billboard… (keep reading)

April 17th, 2008

Credit Crisis Update – Letter from the CEO

Robert H. Harvey Jr., President & CEO Valued members, With all of the alarming headlines about large financial institutions failing around the country and in our own community, it is no surprise that many of you have expressed concerns about the security of your deposits and the solvency of your financial institution, Seattle Metropolitan Credit… (keep reading)