principle #2 (voice)

Members should call the shots. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is a democratically run organization, controlled by our members. Our Board of directors is composed of volunteers from our membership, and each representative is democratically elected by our members.


October 15th, 2013

Now Accepting Nominations for our 2014 Feel Good Checking Partners!

SMCU was founded on Seven Principles, one of which is giving back to the communities we serve. 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 SMCU and members of… (keep reading)


April 18th, 2013

We’d Love to Hear from You!

SMCU is present on several social media channels where we demonstrate the 7 Cooperative Principles. We provide financial education, show support for fellow co-ops and causes in the Seattle area, and share information about anything from current promotions to community events. We also like to keep in touch with all of our members. Join us… (keep reading)


March 17th, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting

As a financial cooperative, SMCU is 100% owned by you, our members. As owners, it is your right to participate in decisions related to SMCU’s operations. The idea that members “call the shots” is one of the Seven Principles that guide everything we do at SMCU. This annual meeting is an opportunity to let your… (keep reading)

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February 11th, 2013

Vote Now for Your 2013 Board of Directors

 You are the reason SMCU exists. Your opinions matter. That’s why, as member-owners of the credit union, you get to exercise your voice by voting in SMCU’s 80th Annual Volunteer Board and Supervisory Committee Elections, between February 11 and March 8. Every member gets one vote to help guide the credit union’s course. Ballots can… (keep reading)


December 21st, 2012

There’s Still Time to Join SMCU’s Board of Directors

The application deadline for SMCU’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee has been extended to December 31. Board of Directors The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the credit union by setting policy, planning strategic direction, hiring the President/CEO and protecting the interests of SMCU members. Each year, three of nine volunteer positions are… (keep reading)

Richard Romero - CEO Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union

December 11th, 2012

Thank You for Your Patience During the Upgrade

As you know, SMCU’s Online Banking has been upgraded to a more streamlined and secure platform and we believe that most of our members are enjoying the new experience. However, since November 27 we have received numerous calls and messages from members about issues that resulted from the upgrade. While most Online Banking users transitioned… (keep reading)

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November 1st, 2012

CHECKING FOR CHANGE: Vote now for our 2013 Feel Good Checking partners! (Voting ends November 7th)

Over the past few weeks, you have nominated more than 50 amazing local non-profits. After reviewing all of these incredible organizations, we have chosen 21 finalists, including our current partners who are up for re-election, to be in the running to become one of SMCU’s seven 2013 Feel Good Checking® partners. To choose the finalists, we… (keep reading)