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Member Summit 2021

Better Together, Stronger Tomorrow

Thank you for attending Member Summit 2021! The event has positioned members like you to continue learning, connecting and staying informed about BECU and our community.

If you couldn't catch it all, don't worry! Recorded sessions of the event are now available for you to view online. Watch presentations on homebuying, fraud protection, retirement, teen finances, and hear insights from BECU's executive leadership team.

Watch the Keynote Session

State of the Credit Union

Hear from BECU leaders who will share a lookback at 2020, including our business results and the ways we navigated the challenges of the past year together, and introduce our path forward for 2021.

Participating Leaders:
Benson Porter, Chief Executive Officer
Melba Bartels, Chief Financial Officer
Jackie Martinez-Vasquez, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Watch the Breakout Sessions

Running Your Co-op: The Financial Health and Performance of BECU

Our members are more than numbers--BECU is member-owned. Hear directly from our executive leaders about the financial health and performance of BECU, how we maintained our focus on our purpose and sustainable growth throughout the pandemic, and what to expect in 2021.

People Helping People: A Culture Focused on Members and Community

The COVID-19 pandemic threatened the physical and financial health of our communities. At BECU, we have expanded on the "people helping people" philosophy to better serve our members and communities this past year. Hear from our executive leaders about the programs, services and financial support we provide to meet the needs of our communities and place equity at the core of our business and company culture.

The Future of BECU: Purpose-Driven Innovation

BECU is proud to be more than 1.28 million members strong, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve and expand our programs and services to help them achieve their financial goals. In this session, our executive leaders will answer questions and discuss how BECU places consumer behavior and member needs at the core of technology, products and service innovation to meet members where they are.

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Getting Ready to Buy Your Home

What you need to know before you apply for a mortgage.

Homebuying in a Highly Competitive Market

Today's real estate market is incredibly competitive. In this session, you'll hear from an experienced mortgage advisor and a savvy realtor about home loan options, finding the home for you, and making an offer.

Home Lending Panel: Your Step-by-Step Road Map

Appraisal? Escrow? Closing? Securing a home loan can be a complicated and daunting process. This session will unpack the entire process from start to finish, and help you understand what to expect.

Introduction to Investing

Join us for a session that will tackle common investing and financial terms, explain basic investment concepts, and describe different investment types in detail. You will learn how to potentially increase your net worth by setting goals, using various investments, and implementing different investment strategies.

The Home Stretch: Seven Things You Need to Do Before You Retire

This session covers timing your retirement and determining how much savings you might need, maximizing your retirement savings strategy now, and what to do as you approach retirement. We'll also address what to expect from Social Security and how to build a retirement income stream; as well as non-monetary factors that can have a considerable effect on your retirement.

Aligning Your Retirement Assets and Your Estate Plan

This presentation will focus on incorporating IRA assets into an estate plan for protection during incapacity and for beneficiaries. We will discuss combining the tax benefits of an IRA with the flexibility, protections and control of a trust.

Intro to Banking

In this session teens will learn tips on how to choose the right financial institution (FI) for their needs, how to avoid fees and how to build a strong relationship with your FI.

Budgeting 101

Budgeting is a muscle you will flex for the rest of your life. In this session, teens will learn how to create and maintain budgets that fit your individual needs.

Building & Managing Your Credit

What is credit and how does it work? Teens will learn the ins and outs of credit, including how to build it, manage it and make it work for them.

Keeping Your Information Safe Online

Hackers never take a day off, so it's always important to stay vigilant. Join BECU's Cybersecurity team as they share their top tips for protecting yourself online.

Spot the Scams—How to Protect Yourself

In this session, learn how to spot some of the most common scams and understand how you can avoid being a victim.

Fraud Panel

Tune in to hear the experts answer questions about how to protect yourself from scammers and fraud.