SMCU takes a great deal of pride in being a business where people can get the banking services they need without the headache and greed that comes with having an account at a big national bank. As a member-owned financial cooperative, SMCU strives to ensure that our members get the best deal available on financial… (keep reading)
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.
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)
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)