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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.

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.

Need Your BECU Account Number?

Posted Sep 17, 2014

In order to sign up for BECU Online Banking, you will need your BECU account number. Here's how to easily access your BECU account number—then you are on your way to enjoying the convenience of Online Banking!

RV Rate Discount and 2-for-1 Admission to the Evergreen RV Show

Posted Aug 14, 2018

Gearing up for a winter road trip? Travel in all the comforts of home with an RV from the Evergreen Fall RV Show.

Free South Carolina Shredding Event Oct. 27

Posted Oct 4, 2018

BECU is pleased to host its first free paper shredding event at The Boeing Company South Carolina Welcome Center.

Marriott Data Breach

Posted Nov 30, 2018

Marriott recently shared news of a data security incident that may affect 500 million.

Get $6 off Seattle Thunderbirds Tickets

Posted Aug 2, 2018

Score a cool $6 off premium seats for two matches during the 2018/2019 Thunderbird hockey season. Plus, military members can enter to win a four-pack of tickets.

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.

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.

They're here: Refunded out-of-network ATM fees

Posted Feb 20, 2018

Because you shouldn’t be charged a fee to access what you already own

Let’s Build Your Dream Home – Construction Loans by BECU

Posted May 25, 2017

Having trouble finding your dream home? Maybe it’s time to build it from the ground up.

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.

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.

FREE BEANIES FOR THE WIN!

Posted Dec 20, 2017

Members get discounted tickets to the 2/4 WSU men’s basketball game against Arizona State, and the first 3,000 fans get a free WSU beanie!

What Accountants are Saying You Should Do with Trump's New Tax Plan

Posted May 25, 2017

There’s a tax benefit all business owners should consider, should Trump’s 15% business tax proposal go into effect. See how it could affect your taxes.

Up to $6 off Spokane Chiefs tickets

Posted Oct 12, 2018

Get your discounted tickets to the fastest game on ice! All BECU members can purchase tickets online to four Spokane Chiefs hockey games at a discounted rate.

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.

Members-Only Discount on SC Stingrays Hockey Tickets

Posted Sep 27, 2018

Buy balcony seats for just $12 and ends’ seats for $15. Discount available online only and good for all 36 home games while supplies last.

Suprising Security in Digital Payments

Posted Jul 27, 2015

Digital payments are infinitely more secure than a traditional credit or debit card. If you’re like many first-time users, that security is surprising!

Being BECU Honors Award-Worthy Employees

Posted Jun 23, 2016

Great employees make for a great member experience – BECU honored 12 employees with its First Annual “Being BECU” Awards.

Business Real Estate: Finance Your Future

Posted Apr 27, 2016

BECU business members are enjoying the ability to purchase a wide variety of properties, including multiple-unit office and apartment buildings.

Free parking at Seattle Boat Show

Posted Dec 20, 2017

This year’s Seattle Boat Show is back and bigger than ever. BECU members enjoy free parking with e-ticket purchase.

Get Peace of Mind With the People’s Memorial Association

Posted Nov 21, 2017

Relieve some stress during a difficult time with the People’s Memorial Foundation

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!

Hassle-Free Steps to Setting up Direct Deposit

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Does your employer offer Direct Deposit? Great, BECU can help! Direct Deposit is fast, convenient and completely free—it is the most preferred method of deposit for anyone who receives a regular paycheck or a government, social security or pension check.

Your Business Featured Here

Posted May 21, 2015

Tell us - and our business members - more about you! What makes your company succeed, and what have you learned? We want to know!

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.

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.

Member Savings on Car and Truck Rentals

Posted May 1, 2018

Members enjoy discounts at various car rental providers.

Update: BECU South Carolina Locations Will Reopen For Normal Operations Tomorrow

Posted Jan 2, 2018

Our South Carolina BECU locations will open for regular business hours Monday, January 8, 2018.

Bellevue Strawberry Festival with BECU

Posted May 22, 2018

Join us June 23 and 24 at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, classic cars and tons of live entertainment.

BECU Business Member Spotlight: TRIBE Fitness

Posted Dec 12, 2017

Meet Alan Brown, who learned it’s never too late to embark on a new career and take on rewarding – and even successful – challenges in life.

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!

Submit Your Business Photo for a Chance to Win

Posted May 16, 2016

Snap your way to $400. BECU seeks the best in business member photography: yours!

Announcing New, Higher Rates

Posted Oct 16, 2018

We’ve raised rates on money market accounts and CDs, allowing members to earn even more on their savings.

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.

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.

They’re Back – Husky Beanie Night at UW Basketball

Posted Jan 17, 2018

Members can whoop it up when they see the Husky men hoop it up – all with ticket savings and a free UW beanie to the first 3K fans.

Meet Shiuwen. Tea Expert, Traveler and BECU Business Member

Posted Jun 26, 2017

What began as a mission to improve her morning brew turned into a lifelong journey for BECU business member Shiuwen Tai.

2017 was the year of convenience

Posted Jan 17, 2018

In 2017, we opened five new Neighborhood Financial Centers across Washington State. And more good news: members will see that number continue to rise through 2018.

Introducing Trusteed IRAs: Combining IRA Tax Benefits and Trust Flexibility

Posted Mar 1, 2016

What is a Trusteed IRA? A Trusteed IRA is a single account that combines an IRA and a Trust. Discover the benefits.

Member Save on Tacoma Stars Tickets

Posted Nov 6, 2018

See the Stars for less with member-only discounts on club, premier and reserved seating when you buy online (while supplies last).

Help Us Improve Our Website

Posted Sep 22, 2017

With your help, we can make it as easy as possible for members and visitors to get where they want to go on our site.

The Most Cost-Effective Way to Winterize Your Home

Posted Oct 30, 2018

Colder weather is a great time to think about home renovations. Here’s why a home equity line of credit might be the best way to finance those projects.

Apple Pay Troubleshooting

Posted Jan 27, 2015

Apple Pay is now available for all BECU MasterCard Debit Cards and Visa Credit Cards.

Maximize Your Earnings with New, Higher CD Rates

Posted Apr 27, 2018

Now is a great time to open a Certificate of Deposit: Earn a higher rate of return than with a standard savings account.

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.

Protecting Yourself from a Mortgage Closing Scam

Posted Mar 1, 2018

When you know what to look for, you're less likely to become a victim.

2016 is the Year of Home Ownership

Posted Dec 28, 2015

BECU is thrilled to announce recent mortgage loan process changes that will benefit you, your real estate agent and your seller.

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.

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.

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.

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

Financial Literacy Night

Posted Jul 10, 2017

Budgeting and baseball come together in one night on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Mariners game versus the Orioles!

What Could You Do With Your Tax Refund?

Posted Jan 30, 2018

A tax refund can be a great financial boost. But what should you do with the money? We’ve got some ideas you may want to consider.

Will Daugherty and Jessie Woolley-Wilson Join BECU’s Board of Directors

Posted May 1, 2017

New board members bring expertise in corporate strategy, technology and philanthropy

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.

Your Personal Security Following the 2017 Equifax Breach

Posted Jun 15, 2018

Take control of your personal security in this increasingly vulnerable era following the 2017 cybersecurity incident.

Don't Wait Until it's Too Late: Discuss Beneficiary Designations

Posted Jun 17, 2016

Avoid family strife: Keep your will and beneficiary designations updated, discussing with loved ones how you want your assets distributed.

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.

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.

4 Smart Ways to Use Your Bonus or Tax Refund

Posted Feb 21, 2018

Save, spend, or invest?

Healthy Financial Habits Equal Lower Interest Rates for 45,000 BECU Members

Posted Nov 9, 2017

Credit union gives back to its members through its annual reprice program and keeps them better informed through rollout of free access to FICO® Scores

Ready to Refinance? Read this First.

Posted Dec 29, 2016

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

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.

Meet BECU Business Member: Lumber House Brewing

Posted May 25, 2017

Loggers. Brick makers. Miners. Farmers. And now, brewers.

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.

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.

BECU Expands Financial Services on the Eastside with New Sammamish Location

Posted Mar 7, 2018

Credit union to serve plateau members in the fourth quarter of this year

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.

Enhanced Mobile Banking Security

Posted Dec 14, 2018

You’ll get one more layer of security with BECU Mobile Banking to help keep your sensitive information protected.

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.

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.

BECU South Carolina Locations Closed Following Mandatory Evacuation

Posted Sep 10, 2018

Update: BECU locations in South Carolina reopen September 17, 2018, after closing last week in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

Summer Fun on a Budget

Posted Jun 23, 2016

Have more fun while spending less – check out our tips (and member discounts) to frugal fun throughout the Sound.

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.

Help Restore the Historic Green Bluff Grange

Posted Jun 22, 2018

Join BECU and we will give you $50*. We will also give $50 to KXLY’s Extreme Team to help restore the Green Bluff Grange!

2-for-1 Admission to the Everett Fall Home Show

Posted Aug 14, 2018

BECU members get two tickets for the price of one to the Everett Fall Home Show (while supplies last).

The Right Path to Retirement

Posted Mar 1, 2016

So many questions –we know where you can find answers. Schedule a complimentary, no obligation financial/retirement review with BECU Investment Services today.

Member Spotlight: Early Saver Member Paisley W

Posted Dec 20, 2017

Early Saver Member, Paisley, has been putting her save, spend, share, skills to the test.

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.

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.

BECU Commits to Higher Education and Career Development for Stronger Financial Futures

Posted Aug 7, 2018

Credit union invests in student financial health through the BECU Foundation scholarships and internship program

Pause Your Debit Card via Online Banking

Posted Aug 3, 2018

Stay in complete control of your BECU debit card by pausing it at your discretion.

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.

Together We Do Better

Posted May 14, 2018

BECU’s growth last year helped us reinvest profits back into the financial health of our members and communities .

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Posted Oct 30, 2017

We’re embracing the credit union spirit of “people helping people” by shopping small on Nov. 25.

No Origination Fee for VA Loans

Posted Jun 22, 2018

BECU is charging no origination fee for qualifying military members on VA loans and refinances now through Sept. 30.

Voting: BECU's 2018 Board of Directors and Audit Committee

Posted Mar 12, 2018

BECU’s members voted for the 2018 Board of Directors and Audit Committee. Voting commenced on Monday, March 12, 2018 and ended Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.

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.

Business MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: PUZZLE BREAK

Posted Mar 6, 2018

Puzzle Break, a local member-driven business, offers guests the chance to solve their way out of puzzle-based rooms featuring a variety of different themes.

Rock out at BECU ZooTunes

Posted Apr 28, 2016

Check out the BECU ZooTunes Concert lineup and VIP details.

You Inspire the Future

Posted Oct 3, 2017

BECU will soon reveal a new logo inspired by our evolving membership.

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.

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.

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.

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.

People Helping People: BECU Awards $515,000 to Member-Nominated Nonprofits

Posted Dec 11, 2018

After reviewing more than 600 nominations from its members, BECU announced the recipients of its 2018 People Helping People Awards, recognizing 18 local nonprofit organizations and BECU members dedicated to serving their communities.

Rate Discount at the Seattle RV Show

Posted Dec 4, 2018

Get 0.25% APR off your RV loan and half-off admission to the show.

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.

Homebuying Glossary: Know Your Jargon and Lingo

Posted Aug 6, 2015

No need for a separate dictionary when buying a home! Our glossary reviews the terms you need to know.

Attention, High School Students! It's Time to Get Down to Business

Posted Jun 17, 2016

BECU offers high school students a discount on Washington Business Week, a summer program all about teamwork and leadership.

Arriving this Summer: Your New Chip Debit Card

Posted May 31, 2016

You’ll soon receive a new debit card, enabled with EMV chip technology.

BECU Appoints Eastern Washington Market Leader

Posted May 16, 2016

BECU named Steve Hauschild to lead its efforts in Eastern Washington, including overseeing the credit union’s recently announced expansion into the Spokane area.