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Go from Four Wheels to Two: "Bike Everywhere" Tips from Team BECU

Posted May 11, 2017

This May isn’t just about honoring mom and firing up barbecues – it’s Bike Everywhere month!

Rock out at BECU ZooTunes

Posted May 11, 2017

BECU members can enter for a chance to win VIP ticket packages to one of Seattle’s best summer concert series.

Meet Andrew: BECU Member Living without Debt

Posted May 11, 2017

It’s the choices we make that can affect us from the very get-go. Luckily for member Andrew Addleman, his choices made him debt-free.

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

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.

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.

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.

Keep Your $5

Posted Jun 22, 2016

As of June 22, there’s no longer a $5 minimum balance requirement to maintain membership at BECU.

Avoid Family Strife — Discuss Beneficiary Designations

Posted Jun 17, 2016

Keep your will and your beneficiary designations updated and discuss with loved ones how you want your assets distributed.

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.

Rock out at BECU ZooTunes

Posted Apr 28, 2016

Check out the BECU ZooTunes Concert lineup and VIP details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your 2016 Investment Outlook

Posted Feb 1, 2016

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

EMV and You

Posted May 21, 2015

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

Freedom from Fees

Posted May 21, 2015

The benefits of BECU cardmembership continue to stack up.

Apple Pay™ FAQs for BECU Members

Posted May 1, 2015

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