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FICO Credit Scores on the Up and Up

FICO Credit Scores on the Up and Up

Whether you are looking for your first home, refinancing a car, or renting an apartment, understanding your credit score and how to improve your score is beneficial to securing better rates along your financial journey.

CDs vs. Share Certificates: What's the Difference?

CDs vs. Share Certificates: What's the Difference?

If you’re shopping around for financial products, you may have come across two similar things with different names: Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and Share Certificates. What are the differences and how can they benefit you? Read on to learn more.

Can reducing utility usage really help you save money?

Can reducing utility usage really help you save money?

If your parents ever warned you to turn off the lights when you left the room as a child, you might’ve rolled your eyes. After all, how much money can it actually save? To see a real difference, you have to commit to making changes across the board. Here are some suggestions on how to save utility costs on water, gas, power, cable and internet.

Black History Month: an Ideal Time to Reflect on Credit Union Leadership

Black History Month: an Ideal Time to Reflect on Credit Union Leadership

Credit union history is rife with strong, compassionate African American leadership that has strengthened communities and influenced the industry as a whole. Black History Month is a great opportunity to reflect on this impact and the individuals who have dedicated their careers to empowering traditionally marginalized communities.

Benefits of Driving Electric Vehicles

Benefits of Driving Electric Vehicles

Learn the many benefits of green vehicles; save on electric and hybrid-electric vehicles with Seattle Credit Unions green loans.

Bankruptcy is surging for older Americans, but you can avoid it

Bankruptcy is surging for older Americans, but you can avoid it

The Consumer Bankruptcy Project recently released its newest findings, and the results are scary. Since 1991, the rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy has increased 200 – 300 percent. The reasons include declining wages, increased debt, and more out-of-pocket healthcare costs, among other things.

    Back-to-School Smartphone Tips for Families

    Back-to-School Smartphone Tips for Families

    There is no “right time” or “one size fits all solution” to buying your kids’ first phone. However, when the time does come to get one, it is important to discuss phone responsibility and boundaries with your children. If it’s your child’s first phone, remind them that a phone is a privilege, not a right. Discuss ahead of time what the consequences will be for misuse of the device.

    Four Important Steps to Buying and Financing Your Next New Car

    Four Important Steps to Buying and Financing Your Next New Car

    If you’re thinking about buying a new car and you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Your first instinct might be to head straight to the dealership, but a little bit of financial planning and preparation can go a long way. Here are 4 steps to guide you on your way to getting a great deal on your new car.

    Immediate Clearing of Checks & ACH

    Immediate Clearing of Checks & ACH

    You spoke, we acted. Now, we’re pleased to announce an enhancement to our online banking experience. Starting in June, checks debited from your Seattle Credit Union accounts will appear in your online banking dashboard immediately upon processing instead of appearing the following business day.

    Welcome to the new seattlecu.com

    Welcome to the new seattlecu.com

    We’re working to make Seattle Credit Union better—and easier to use.

    We know how much you value a fast, responsive banking experience. After all, great banking isn’t just about the right products or services – it also includes the technology that moves you along on your journey to prosperity. That’s why we have updated our website to improve accessibility across all devices and the overall member experience.

    We’ve made many of these changes based on member feedback. The updated design and layout includes an improved search function, as well as more intuitively organized content and navigation that will make it easier to find what you’re looking for. And, it’ll deliver an optimized, mobile-responsive experience for all visitors.

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