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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November 8th, 2012

Which Tier Are You? Get Cash for Referring New Members

When you refer new members to SMCU, you help your co-op grow. That’s important because, as it grows, the co-op is able to offer you improved products and services while still keeping costs low. By telling your friends and family about SMCU’s free checking accounts and low-cost auto loans, you are passing the benefits of… (keep reading)

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October 22nd, 2012

Join Our Board of Directors

As an owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, you have a voice in the overall governance of the credit union. Like all credit unions, we are run by a volunteer board of directors elected by, and from, the membership. Applications are now being accepted for our Board of Directors and our Supervisory Committee.

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October 15th, 2012

Checking for Change: Nominations

Here at SMCU, giving back to the community we serve is more than just a goal; we make it a priority. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by… (keep reading)

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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)