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Two Free Admission Tickets to The Everett Fall Home Show

Posted Sep 14, 2017

Get two FREE admission tickets to Snohomish County’s premier home show (a $14 value) while supplies last. Visit the show to see the latest in everything from home décor to financial planning and renovations, and take advantage of limited-time pricing.

BECU Business Members Find the Pay in the Play

Posted Sep 11, 2017

BECU Business Members and Everett’s The Little Gym owners love being part of work that builds community.

Prime Rate Increases and What it Means for Business

Posted Sep 11, 2017

Interest rates are rising. What does that mean for your profits?

Salute to Savings: Merchant Services’ Veteran Discount

Posted Sep 11, 2017

We proudly give back to those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Equifax Data Breach

Posted Sep 8, 2017

What you need to know about the breach, what steps to take now, and how to keep yourself protected.

BECU South Carolina Locations Closed Today

Posted Sep 8, 2017

Our South Carolina Neighborhood Financial Centers remain closed Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in the aftermath of the storm.

Coming Soon to an ATM Near You!

Posted Aug 31, 2017

See what changes are a result of your feedback and how these enhancements will change your ATM experience.

Free Tickets to the Spokane Interstate Fair

Posted Aug 29, 2017

Join us for BECU Day, Sept. 16, at the Spokane Interstate Fair! BECU is excited to offer two free fair tickets per primary member (while supplies last).

Feature Your Photography in our 2018 Calendar

Posted May 1, 2017

Captured any breathtaking landscape photos lately? Let us see! We’re looking for your best shot to feature in our upcoming 2018 BECU Calendar.

Spot Scams with Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Posted Apr 28, 2017

How do you know is a scam and what is real? Learn at an AARP event, sponsored by BECU, featuring Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Enjoy French Fare and Dine Out for Life

Posted Apr 21, 2017

Excited for Dining Out for Life on April 27th? Read about one of the event’s participants, BECU member and local French restaurateur, Jim Drohman.

Get Your Free Tickets to the United Way All-Star Softball Classic

Posted Apr 12, 2017

BECU is excited to sponsor the 2017 United Way All-Star Softball Classic on May 13 at Safeco Field. Get your free tickets to what promises to be a fun-filled, celebrity-full day.

Understanding Construction Costs: Estimates vs. Bids

Posted Apr 12, 2017

Planning a home remodel or construction project? We’ve got you covered! Understand contractual differences and see what kind of contract is right for you.

Like extra cash? Member Advantage Savings rates just got better.

Posted Apr 3, 2017

If you have a Member Advantage Savings or Money Market account, we’ve got some great news for you.

BECU Member Hallava Falafel Is Giving Back with Dining Out for Life

Posted Apr 3, 2017

Read about one of the event’s participants, BECU member food truck – and Seattle staple – Hallava Falafel.

Business Member Photo Contest: April 2017

Posted Apr 1, 2017

Enter for a chance to be featured in BECU marketing and win a $400 MasterCard© gift card!

Teach Your Teenagers Real-World Money Management Skills

Posted Mar 24, 2017

Junior Achievement Community Day (April 22) gets parents and teenagers moving, making real decisions, and going through a budgeting simulation that looks a whole lot like life.

BECU Half-Price Nights at the Mariners

Posted Mar 23, 2017

Purchase discounted tickets to the Mariners this season! View-level seats begin at only $13. So gather your family and friends – and take yourself out to a ballgame!

Enter Your Kid for a Chance to Win: Seattle Storm Honorary Captain for a Day

Posted Mar 23, 2017

Does your child (age 6 to 13) have a good savings habit or an interesting story about saving money? Submit their savings story and they may be selected as an Honorary Captain for a game this season.

Meet Den & Dawn: Bakers, Dog Lovers and BECU Members

Posted Mar 23, 2017

Ben and Dawn Ford have the unusual challenge of communicating with their clientele – their customers are primarily dogs.

16 Ways to Use a HELOC to Customize Your Home on a Budget

Posted Mar 16, 2017

Always dreamed of building your own home? Can’t afford it? Think again.

BECU Continues to Grow its Puget Sound Presence with Neighborhood Financial Centers in Wallingford and Everett

Posted Mar 15, 2017

New locations will offer financial services to local members later this year

Loan Discount at Evergreen RV Show

Posted Mar 6, 2017

BECU members get an event exclusive 0.25% APR discount on all RV loan applications taken on-site. Plus, print your coupon for free admission for two!

How to Attract Top Talent without Impacting Your Bottom Line

Posted Feb 26, 2017

Small businesses likely don’t have entire departments to help them pull together competitive benefits packages. Find out how to get it done with just a few key partners.

Business Member Spotlight: Pivotal Consulting

Posted Feb 26, 2017

“Being small means we’re nimble. For us every customer matters,” says business member Andrew Hoang, the founder and CEO of technology consulting firm Pivotal Consulting.

BECU to Expand Presence in Downtown Seattle with New Financial Center

Posted Feb 23, 2017

One of credit union’s largest locations to serve members who live, work and play in Seattle

BECU Expands Financial Services in Eastern Washington with North Spokane Location

Posted Feb 23, 2017

Third financial center in Spokane is expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year

BECU RECOGNIZES 2016 AS A YEAR OF COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS AND 1 MILLION MEMBERS

Posted Feb 22, 2017

Credit union invests in financial literacy, education and member-supported causes

Update On Service Interruption This Past Weekend

Posted Feb 17, 2017

We performed planned system maintenance this past weekend. If you are experiencing issues accessing Online or Mobile Banking, please read here.

Business Services: Changes to Checking Accounts to Benefit Our Members

Posted Feb 14, 2017

We’ve changed the terms on our business basic checking and interest checking accounts so that you can conduct more transactions in a single month without incurring fees.

Free Parking and Fun at the Everett Home and Garden Show

Posted Feb 10, 2017

BECU sponsors free parking at this popular event on Saturday and Sunday! Hear speakers, enjoy afternoon wine and beer tasting and get ideas for all your summer projects.

Don’t Just Plan for Retirement – Own It

Posted Feb 10, 2017

What does it mean to “own” your retirement? Retirement has so many questions – it’s never too early to find answers.

Rates are increasing – what does that mean for future loans?

Posted Jan 30, 2017

Record employment and a robust housing market all equal one thing: an improving economy. A more financially sound America sets the stage for rising interest rates.

Swim for Habitat at the Seattle Home Show

Posted Jan 30, 2017

BECU, Aqua Quip and the Seattle Home Show are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity: Members can snap on their goggles and race to raise money for a great cause.

BECU Financing at Oregon Car Dealerships

Posted Jan 12, 2017

You can now enjoy member-exclusive, low rates at over 140 auto dealers throughout Oregon. Simply request BECU financing at any participating dealership.

Financial Health Survey: Your Financial Health Is Our Priority

Posted Jan 11, 2017

If you received an email invitation to complete a Financial Health Survey, please know that your response is very important to us!

How Band Hey Marseilles Shot and Produced BECU’s Newest Ad

Posted Jan 2, 2017

Our nationwide network of surcharge-free ATMs is just what a local band on tour needs. Watch Hey Marseilles put them into action.

Ready to Refinance? Read this First.

Posted Dec 29, 2016

Refinance pros and cons, plus a no-origination fee promotion.

Set Sail: 0.25% Apr Loan Discount at Seattle Boat Show

Posted Dec 28, 2016

Check out boats, accessories and more than 200 free boating and fishing seminars. Plus, when you apply for a BECU Boat Loan at our booth during this month’s Seattle Boat Show: Indoors + Afloat, you qualify for a rate discount.

You Spoke. We Listened. The Best Member Ideas of 2016.

Posted Dec 28, 2016

We really do document and evaluate every idea we hear from you. And we make member suggestions a reality on a near daily basis here at BECU.

Tacoma RV Show Discount Rate Exclusive

Posted Dec 21, 2016

BECU members get an event-exclusive 0.25% APR off their RV loan when applying onsite at the Tacoma RV Show. Plus, members get half-price general admission to the show itself.

BECU Opens First Burien Neighborhood Financial Center

Posted Dec 12, 2016

Financial center will bring convenient financial services to more than 21,000 BECU members in Burien

4 Social Media Tips for Small Business

Posted Nov 21, 2016

Where to start? Here are a few simple tips from BECU’s social media manager Joel Ballezza to help get you going.

How to Evaluate the Strength of a Financial Institution

Posted Nov 21, 2016

Protect yourself and your business. Learn how to analyze the safety and soundness of a financial institution.

Early Saver: Pony, Rocketship, Computer

Posted Nov 17, 2016

Whatever your kids are saving for, give them a head start with an Early Saver account.

Make Sure Your Retirement is on the Right Path

Posted Nov 16, 2016

Life is a journey. Happily, you’re not alone: BECU Investment Services is your guide down the path toward retirement success.

Student Perspective on Closing for Good: Tramy Nguyen

Posted Nov 1, 2016

One thousand and three hundred students and staff on one field trip. The news was way past fresh, and yet I was still reeling.”

Student Perspective on Closing for Good: Minh Huynh

Posted Nov 1, 2016

“It’s going to be your job to handle what you want and what you need. For sure, I’m going to take what I learned and apply it throughout my years.”

5 Easy Ways to Keep Safe While Shopping Online

Posted Oct 26, 2016

Shopping online can be safe as long you take these simple precautions.

Teach your teenagers real-world money management skills

Posted Sep 28, 2016

Put your teenagers on the path to financial success: Junior Achievement (JA) Community Day, powered by BECU, is designed to teach real-world money management skills. Saturday, November 5.

How to Get Hacked

Posted Sep 28, 2016

Advice from our VP of Information Security on creating passwords, finding out if you’ve been hacked, how to respond, and more.

Free Seminars on Retirement Presented by BECU Investment Services

Posted Sep 28, 2016

Attend a free seminar and get answers to your questions. October includes a special workshop designed for women.

Why more and more people are choosing credit unions

Posted Sep 6, 2016

Credit unions have added 13 million new members in the last five years.

Business Member Spotlight: Thrive Causemetics

Posted Sep 1, 2016

BECU Business spoke with business member Karissa Bodnar, the owner and founder of socially-minded cosmetics brand Thrive Causemetics, at the company’s newly opened headquarters in Queen Anne.

BECU Opens First Branches In Spokane

Posted Sep 1, 2016

Beginning September 19, current and new Spokane-area BECU members can access BECU’s full suite of financial services inside two new, local branches.

High-Speed Online Deposit Service: Deposit checks from your office

Posted Sep 1, 2016

Our online deposit service allows your business to deposit up to 30 checks at once. We asked an office manager who uses it every day how it’s working for her.

BECU Early Saver and the Seattle Storm Provide Unforgettable Inspiration to Local Girls Basketball Team

Posted Aug 25, 2016

WNBA Superstar Sue Bird Steps in as Guest Coach and Mentor

Free Estate Planning Seminars Offered by BECU Trust Services

Posted Aug 18, 2016

Learn the basics of estate planning, including how to use a will and create trusts for handling your estate.

How to Avoid Overpaying for a House

Posted Aug 18, 2016

We’ve partnered with Houzz to bring you tips on home buying, remodeling, decorating and more. Read this month’s article to learn how to use the power of comps to gauge a home’s affordability and submit the right bid.

Members Get a Discount to the Tacoma Fall RV Show

Posted Aug 17, 2016

BECU members get half-price general admission to the Tacoma RV Show. We’ll also be offering an event exclusive 0.25% APR discount on all RV loan applications taken on-site.

Important Message About Online Banking Login and Security

Posted Aug 12, 2016

You may have noticed that there’s a new “Online Banking” on our homepage. This button replaces the previous username and passwords fields to log into Online Banking. The new buttons directs you to a login page where you enter your User ID and Password, as well as complete a security check confirming that you are not a robot.

Tukwila Branch Closed Saturday, August 13

Posted Jul 21, 2016

The Tukwila Financial Center is closing for one day due to construction. ATMs in the vestibule and drive up will be open.

Cougar Country, meet BECU: Your Official Cougar Athletics Partner

Posted Jul 20, 2016

Attention Washington State Cougar fans – BECU is coming your way with discounts, offerings and banking opportunities.

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholars

Posted Jul 20, 2016

These amazing students have demonstrated a passion for helping others – and they’ve each earned a $3,000 scholarship.

Special Needs Trust Seminar

Posted Jul 19, 2016

Learn how a special needs trust could benefit your loved ones at a free seminar.

Quick Tips for Designing a Will

Posted Jul 19, 2016

It’s one of the most essential pieces of paperwork, yet most of us don’t have one: a will. Get started with our guidelines.

8 New ATMs Now Open in the Puget Sound Region

Posted Jul 19, 2016

We’ve added ATMs to seven Neighborhood Financial Centers in Puyallup, Auburn, Renton, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and Shoreline. And we brought back the ATM in the Everett-Evergreen Safeway.

Free Webinars and Seminars From Investment Services

Posted Jul 19, 2016

Topics include Roadmap to Retirement; Planning for Long-Term Care; 21st Century Retirement Strategies and Retirement Investment Strategies.

Early Savers Earn 6.17% Annual Percentage Yield on Their First $500

Posted Jul 14, 2016

No monthly maintenance fees. No minimum balance requirement. This might be one of the best deals in the country.

Teens Learn to Budget at the Mariners

Posted Jul 6, 2016

Teens, learn to budget at the Mariners. Get a free ticket to the August 8 game against the Detroit Tigers and learn some real-world money-management skills.

BECU Celebrates Community at the People Helping People Awards

Posted Jul 1, 2016

Congratulations to the People Helping People Award winners! These awards honor non-profits that are making a difference – on the ground – every day.

New! Another Way to Increase Your Purchasing Power in This Housing Market

Posted Jul 1, 2016

A new loan offering to help you get the house you want. The Purchase Money Second Home Loan (PM2) is an alternative to Private Mortgage Insurance and gives buyers purchasing power by ensuring they can put down 20% of purchasing price.

CD Laddering – What is it and How Does it Help?

Posted Apr 27, 2016

No, CD Laddering is not building ladders for your CDs .It’s actually a clever way to boost your savings and still have frequent access to your cash.

Top Financial Scams and How to Avoid Them

Posted Apr 26, 2016

Scams. They’re becoming increasingly common: Emails with offers that sound too good to be true. Text messages alerting you to false problems with your credit/debit card. Threatening phone calls demanding immediate action. Let’s took a look at some of the most common.

Upgrade the Piggy Bank

Posted Apr 22, 2016

This little piggy went to the credit union: Teach your kids solid saving habits now with a BECU Early Saver savings account.

Free BECU Seminars & Webinars

Posted Apr 22, 2016

Free Financial tutorials, offering expertise on a range of topics.

Boat Shopping Tips from a Local

Posted Apr 22, 2016

BECU spoke with Bob Hawley, Owner and Manager of Boat Country, a local business operating for more than 20 years. Bob, a third-generation boat businessman, gave us his tips when watercraft shopping.

YOU ASKED, WE DELIVERED: SATURDAY TELLER LINES OPEN

Posted Apr 22, 2016

BECU Tukwila and Everett Financial Centers now open Saturdays.

RV Shopping Tips from a Local

Posted Apr 22, 2016

BECU chatted with Will Rogers, Operations Manager for Poulsbo RV. Offering 12 years in the business, Rogers has met with thousands of RV shoppers, and offers helpful tips to know before you go.

New Retirement Rule - Putting You First

Posted Apr 21, 2016

The Department of Labor issued a new rule for retirement accounts held at brokerage firms, imposing stricter fiduciary obligations on advisors.

BECU is Coming to Spokane

Posted Dec 22, 2015

BECU announces plans to open new financial centers in the third quarter of 2016; they will be located in the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley.

Recommendations for Paying In Store and Online

Posted Dec 21, 2015

We want to provide some best practices and recommendation for payment options while you are out shopping this holiday season.

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF YOUR FUTURE

Posted Dec 8, 2015

Save or invest? Ask if a SEP plan is right for your future.

You Asked, We Answered: The BECU Mobile App

Posted Dec 8, 2015

Our new mobile app is here and it’s just the beginning.

Rudy Wants You: Join Seattle University's FREE Kid's Club

Posted Oct 29, 2015

BECU brings you Rudy’s Kids Club, offering kids free tickets, perks and benefits.

Bank from Your Office: High-Speed Online Deposit

Posted Sep 21, 2015

Does your business often deposit multiple checks? Our High-Speed Online Deposit service allows you to deposit up to 30 checks at once using a Cannon CR-50 high-speed scanner and BECU Online Banking.

Activate Your BECU Debit MasterCard

Posted Sep 2, 2015

You can activate your debit card by using your PIN at any ATM or merchant point-of-sale terminal. Discover the benefits you will receive with your card.

Video: BECU Discusses New Mortgage Requirements

Posted Sep 1, 2015

To help consumers better understand the mortgage process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has established new requirements commonly referred to as Know Before You Owe. As a result, if you apply for a mortgage after the new requirements are implemented, you will receive new easier to understand documents.