principle #3 (participation)

Member participation leads to rates, fees and services that benefit the entire credit union. Surpluses are returned to members in the form of fewer fees, more services, lower interest on loans and higher dividends on deposits. The more members participate, the more there is to go around.

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October 15th, 2012

Celebrate International Credit Union Day with SMCU

SMCU is excited to celebrate International Credit Union Day! Stop by any of our seven branches on Thursday, October 18, to celebrate with us and enjoy refreshments while we take care of your banking needs. The Origin of Credit Unions The first financial cooperatives were formed in England and Germany in the 1850s. When times… (keep reading)

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June 8th, 2012

Online Banking Upgrade 6/27

  Better visibility, better control, better decision-making. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, we’re always striving to improve our services and offer top tier financial products for our members. That’s why, on June 27th, SMCU’s Online Banking is being redesigned and upgraded to provide Online Banking users the most up-to-date Online Banking experience. The new Online… (keep reading)

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May 21st, 2012

SMCU Announces the Anytime Skip-A-Pay Program

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is pleased to announce the return of our popular Skip-A-Pay program. This program allows members to take a break from their eligible loan payments and use that money for other purposes. Traditionally, SMCU offers Skip-A-Pay opportunities in the summer and near the winter holidays, giving members the chance to put a… (keep reading)

Grow Your Co-op : Refer a Friend. Get Paid.

May 7th, 2012

“Grow Your Co-op” Member Referral Program

Update: The member referral program is now even easier. The checking account requirement has been removed from the second and third tiers. For example, if you have an SMCU loan, you will receive $40 for each member you refer whether or not you have an SMCU checking account. See the information below for more details.… (keep reading)

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April 2nd, 2012

Apply and Sign Online with Docusign. Save Money and the Planet.

Save Money Buying a new car? Before you go shopping, stop by smcu.com to save thousands of dollars. When people finance a car at the dealership, they often only look at the monthly payment without considering all of the interest they’ll pay over the life of the loan. These shoppers could save thousands of dollars… (keep reading)

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April 2nd, 2012

Meet One of Our Owners – Lynne Edwards

Lynne Edwards, a Seattle Metropolitan member of 23 years, recently became our first member-owner to purchase a vehicle through Autoland, SMCU’s new in-house auto buying service.  Autoland provides Seattle Metropolitan members a unique, convenient, and economical way to purchase a new or used automobile without the hassle of going to and negotiating with a dealership.… (keep reading)

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March 12th, 2012

Four More Reasons to Choose an SMCU VISA with CU Rewards

SMCU’s VISA® credit card is a great deal compared to other credit cards. It offers lower rates and fewer fees than cards issued by national credit-card companies. SMCU’s credit card also comes with a great no-charge rewards system, CU Rewards®. For every dollar you charge to your SMCU credit card you get one CU Rewards… (keep reading)