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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.

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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.

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2,000 Free Tickets to SU vs. UW Men’s Basketball Game on 12/22

Posted Nov 10, 2016

It’s the annual Elgin Baylor Holiday Classic Presented by BECU! Be one of the first to redeem tickets online, and you’ll get in free. PLUS! All BECU members get $5 off purchased tickets.

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Teens Learn to Budget at the Chiefs

Posted Nov 2, 2016

Friday, December 2 – Get a ticket to the game against the Kelowna Rockets, a $10 concession voucher and some real-world money skills.

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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.”

Read Tramy’s story

Student Perspective on Closing for Good: Carson Torres

Posted Nov 1, 2016

“Being released to our first activity where every student got a career card to be for the day – they had us manage real-world expenses with an actual salary for the career given – has probably been one of the most eye-opening things since I turned eighteen last month.”

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Limited time offer: 0.50% APR Rate Discount on New Business Vehicle Loans

Posted Nov 1, 2016

Rates are as low as 2.09% APR.* Apply before December 31st to take advantage of this great offer.

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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.”

Read Minh’s story

Small Business Saturday: Five cool local shops that bank with BECU

Posted Oct 26, 2016

Cooking classes that promise adventure, a boutique with a passion, a make-up brand with a mission, custom furniture by craftspeople, and a gallery of regional artists. We’re proud to say they all bank with BECU.

Support Small Business Saturday

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.

Knowledge is power

BECU SNAP Forward Grant Program Awards Small Businesses in Spokane

Posted Oct 25, 2016

The BECU SNAP Forward Grant program provides $5,000 grant awards to small businesses in Spokane.

Read about the recipients

Your November Home Maintenance Chore Checklist

Posted Oct 25, 2016

13 things to do in November to prep your home for the holidays – and for winter.

Ready, set, winterize

BECU Wins Awards for Community Service and Member Outreach

Posted Oct 21, 2016

BECU received three awards at the Northwest Credit Union Association annual MAXX Convention for community service and member outreach.

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BECU Member Day Nov. 12 – UW vs. USC

Posted Oct 18, 2016

Get a free beanie and save up to 15% on tickets

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We Closed for Good, and It Was Amazing

Posted Oct 12, 2016

On October 10th, over 1,500 BECU employees poured into the Washington State Convention Center to host financial reality fairs for three Highline schools.

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Services Unavailable Next Weekend, October 15 and 16

Posted Oct 7, 2016

We are performing planned system maintenance next weekend and as a result Online, Mobile and Telephone Banking will be unavailable.

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Seattle International Auto Show – $2 off

Posted Sep 29, 2016

The Seattle International Auto Show is November 10–13 at CenturyLink! Over 400 new vehicles to check out. Get $2 off admission with our coupon.

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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.

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Earn more with special rates on our 12-month CD

Posted Sep 28, 2016

Rates as high as 1.25% Annual Percentage Yield* . Limited-time offer.

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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.

Beat the bad guys

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.

Choose your seminar

The FAFSA opens October 1 this year

Posted Sep 23, 2016

The FAFSA opened October 1 this year (not January!), and it’s first-come, first-served. Apply early to see if you qualify for more than $150 million in college grants, work-study funds and loans.

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Save the Date: FREE Shredding and eCycling Event April 22

Posted Sep 13, 2016

We’re back with our free, bi-annual shredding event!

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Get $5 tickets to the Everett Silvertips

Posted Sep 12, 2016

Great prices on hockey tickets for weekend games? You got it. Silvertips tickets are $5 on BECU Super Saver Saturdays. While supplies last.

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Refer a friend and get $100

Posted Sep 9, 2016

Get a $100 bonus for referring friends and family to BECU. Offer expires 12/31/16.

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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.

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Credit Unions vs Banks: What’s the Difference?

Posted Sep 6, 2016

Credit unions and banks are structured differently, and that matters – at a credit union, you’re a member, not a customer.

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Business members, save on select Husky and Cougar games this fall

Posted Sep 1, 2016

We have exclusive discounts to football games for members. Get your seats now.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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FREE Retirement Webinars and Seminars Presented by BECU Investment Services

Posted Aug 22, 2016

We hope to retire someday, and need the know-how to retire successfully. BECU Investment Services is pleased to offer multiple FREE webinars and seminars. Choose from several dates offered this fall.

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Discounts to the Evergreen Fall RV Show & Everett Fall Home Show

Posted Aug 18, 2016

You have goals. RV goals. House goals. Savings goals. We’re here to help you achieve them.

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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.

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AARP MoneySmarts Events: Learn How to Save, Invest, Protect

Posted Aug 18, 2016

We’re partnering with AARP to bring you 4 free public events. Learn how to protect your assets as you head into retirement. Plus: free breakfast.

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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.

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Are Negative Interest Rates Positive for Your Business?

Posted Aug 17, 2016

What exactly is a negative interest rate? Who benefits? Find out how American business owners may be on the winning side of the global currency wars.

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BECU Awards $170K to Local Non Profits through Annual People Helping People Awards

Posted Aug 17, 2016

BECU has announced the winners of its People Helping People Awards, which recognize BECU members and the non-profits they support with their effort, time and/or money.

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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.

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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.

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More Fun and Less Spending with Washington State Fair Discounts

Posted Aug 9, 2016

Your BECU card is your pass to summer fun – get exclusive discounts on gate admission, rides and gate/ride bundles.

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Quick Tips for Designing a Will

Posted Jul 28, 2016

It’s one of the most essential pieces of paperwork, yet most of us don’t have one.

Read more about will creation

BECU Holiday Closures

Posted Jul 26, 2016

In addition to closing Sundays, BECU is closed on various holidays throughout the year.

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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.

Alternative access

Member Savings on Car and Truck Rentals

Posted Jul 20, 2016

Members enjoy discounts at various car rental providers.

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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.

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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.

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Special Needs Trust Seminar

Posted Jul 19, 2016

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Discount LEGOLAND® California Resort Tickets

Posted Jun 28, 2016

Focus on the fun, not the funds! BECU members get exclusive access to a LEGOLAND® California Resort ticket discount.

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Save at Wild Waves

Posted May 21, 2016

BECU discounts just keep rolling in – now, members get $15 off admission at Wild Waves and Enchanted Village. Get ready for a summer of slip-sliding fun.

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$5 Everett AquaSox Tickets for BECU Members

Posted May 21, 2016

BECU members pay only $5 per ticket at 8 home games this summer. Bring the kids and root for the home team.

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Head to the Pitch with Seattle Sounders FC Member Discounts

Posted May 20, 2016

Members save $9 on tickets to four matches throughout the Seattle Sounders FC season.

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Seattle Storm Member Discount

Posted May 20, 2016

Summer just got sweeter: Enjoy member discounts to your favorite women’s basketball team.

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Ready, Set, Race: $5 Discounts for Members at Evergreen Speedway

Posted May 19, 2016

BECU has partnered with Evergreen Speedway, the Northwest’s only NASCAR track, to get members a $5 discount on tickets.

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Prepare for Takeoff at the Museum of Flight

Posted May 16, 2016

Celebrate the Northwest’s rich history with discounts on membership, admission and onsite experiences at the Museum of Flight.

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Member Spotlight: Matt Bolin

Posted May 16, 2016

BECU spoke with commercial mortgage broker, property developer Matt Bolin who gave us insight on today’s real estate market and financing commercial properties.

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Free Admission to the Taste of Tacoma

Posted May 16, 2016

Enjoy BECU member discounts at this year’s Taste of Tacoma, a family-friendly event featuring 40+ food vendors.

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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!

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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.

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Celebrate with Us at the Bellevue Strawberry Festival

Posted May 4, 2016

Head to Crossroads Park to celebrate summer, community, classic cars—and visit your favorite home-grown credit union.

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Why Your Choice of Trustee Matters

Posted Apr 28, 2016

Planning for you and your family’s financial future? You may want to consider creating a trust.

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Rock out at BECU ZooTunes

Posted Apr 28, 2016

Check out the BECU ZooTunes Concert lineup and VIP details.

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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.

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Drive for Hope in Snohomish County

Posted Apr 27, 2016

Test drive a car at a participating dealer during the month of May and you can help donate to the Driving Hope fundraiser aiding Housing Hope.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Free BECU Seminars & Webinars

Posted Apr 22, 2016

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

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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.

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YOU ASKED, WE DELIVERED: SATURDAY TELLER LINES OPEN

Posted Apr 22, 2016

BECU Tukwila and Everett Financial Centers now open Saturdays.

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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.

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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.

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Save on Closing Costs by Paying No Origination Fee

Posted Apr 21, 2016

No origination fee on conventional fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage home loans for purchase transactions.

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BECU Family Night at the Mariners

Posted Apr 11, 2016

Take the whole family out to the ballgame during BECU Family Night at the Mariners and get special discount prices on tickets.

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Member Mondays at the Tacoma Rainiers

Posted Mar 11, 2016

Come enjoy a day at the ballpark with the Tacoma Rainiers and BECU Member Mondays: Get a free meal with your discounted ticket!

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Member Spotlight: Carrabba Violin Shop

Posted Mar 10, 2016

BECU Business spoke with business member Rafael Carrabba, a revered luthier known around the globe for his Queen Anne instrument shop.

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Gifts and Taxes: A Tutorial

Posted Mar 1, 2016

You might be surprised at how much you can give away before the federal gift tax becomes an issue! Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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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.

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We Car Shop With You: BECU at South Carolina Auto Dealerships

Posted Feb 29, 2016

BECU auto financing is now available in S. Carolina: BECU members enjoy exclusive, low rates at auto dealers throughout the state.

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Your 2016 Investment Outlook

Posted Feb 1, 2016

Investing in 2016? Be prepared with a solid plan to navigate the changing landscape.

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Get Ready for Digital Payments

Posted Nov 17, 2015

BECU is rolling out the ability to use your BECU Credit and Debit cards with even more digital wallets.

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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.

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Is Your Home Equity Line of Credit Draw Period Expiring?

Posted Oct 28, 2015

We want to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to prepare for this account transition.

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Excitement is Building at BECU Tukwila - Coming 2016

Posted Oct 28, 2015

At BECU, it’s about more than just money. It’s about you, our members. That’s why we’re taking the time to create a financial center with a greater focus on you and your needs. We’re reconfiguring spaces to improve access, increase efficiency, and provide greater privacy. When completed, we think you’ll feel right at home.

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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.

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All You Need to Know About New Federal Mortgage Requirements

Posted Sep 6, 2015

Buying a home is most likely the biggest purchase that you will make in your lifetime. We want you know about the new federal mortgage requirements designed to help consumers make well-informed decisions.

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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.

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Video: BECU Discusses 3-Day Waiting Period of New Mortgage Requirement

Posted Sep 1, 2015

Starting October 3, 2015, consumers must receive the Closing Disclosure at least three business days before the closing to allow for adequate review time. This is in accordance with the new mortgage requirements implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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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.

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Video: BECU Discusses Changes and Benefits of New Mortgage Requirements

Posted Sep 1, 2015

All U.S. mortgage providers are required to make changes to the mortgage process and paperwork that consumers receive. This is in accordance with the new mortgage requirements implemented by the Consumer Federal Protection Bureau effective October 3, 2015. BECU supports these efforts to help consumers better understand their financial options and promotes financial wellness.

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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.

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Thank You for Becoming a Member of BECU

Posted Aug 1, 2015

We're excited to have you as a new member and hope that you take full advantage of the benefits that come along with being a member of a not-for-profit, member-owned credit union. We have a few things we want to share with you about your new credit union.

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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!

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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!

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EMV and You

Posted May 21, 2015

Are you ready for the EMV transition? Learn more about the new law and its impact.

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Freedom from Fees

Posted May 21, 2015

The benefits of BECU cardmembership continue to stack up.

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Apple Pay™ FAQs for BECU Members

Posted May 1, 2015

Learn more about how to use Apple Pay™ with your BECU accounts and services.

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You Served, Now Let Us Serve You: Now Offering VA Home Loans

Posted Feb 3, 2015

BECU offers eligible service members home loans with favorable terms and competitive rates. Whether you are relocating to the area, refinancing or buying your first home, we can help you make the most of the benefits offered to you as a member of the United States military.

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Apple Pay Troubleshooting

Posted Jan 27, 2015

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

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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!

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Get Cash and Make Deposits Easily at BECU

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Are you new to BECU and want to make deposits or get cash from your account? There are a number of ways you can access your new account and here’s how!

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Learn How to Move, Send and Transfer Money Easily

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Get an overview of all the ways you can move, send and transfer money at BECU using our easy and convenient digital services.

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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.

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Moving Your Accounts to BECU

Posted Mar 10, 2014

This checklist helps you organize the things you need to do when switching your accounts to BECU. Follow these simple steps and you’ll begin to reap the advantages of membership.

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