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Washingtonians - Suggested Credit Unions?

January 27th, 2012 at 06:05 pm

I love my current credit union, Idaho Central Credit Union. Moving to Washington is going to break that bond, however. Often times, I get out cash, and may need to put some back in. So, I need a local branch.

Any suggestions for the Renton area?

I know about the web sites that provide reviews and what-not. But, I want some input from you guys. Smile

8 Responses to “Washingtonians - Suggested Credit Unions?”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Pacific Northwest Credit Union is a relatively good statewide one. http://www.pacificnwcu.com/

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    You could do a lot worse than BECU (formerly Boeing Employees Credit Union). It is the fourth largest credit union in the United States. Renton is not far from Tukwila, which has one of BECU's two Financial centers, and ATMs/Express Service Centers abound.

  3. Just Me Says:

    I have used Red Canoe Credit Union (formerly Weyerhaeuser Credit Union) for years. They have a branch in Federal Way- not far from Renton if you are so inclined. I have the Simply Smart Checking which pays cash back rewards annually in the form of a check. www.redcanoecu.com

  4. baselle Says:

    Still think that moving my checking to BECU was a great move. The only issue is that so many people moved their money in November that there's always a line.

    My DH swears by Verity Credit Union https://www.veritycu.com/

    Which has a branch in the Auburn Supermall. Tukwila is west of Renton, Renton is west of Auburn.

    Best of luck on the move!

  5. Frgal Says:

    Am I reading this right? At BECU, if you carry a balance of $0-500 in your checking or savings account, you make 6.17% off of it? But any higher and it's down to the .1%. Interesting. I am not sure that I like that...

  6. Amber Says:

    @ Frugal that is very interesting, don't think I like that either

  7. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @Frgal you're halfway there. It's true that if you carry a balance of $0 to $500 in your checking or savings account you earn 6% (6.17% annual percentage rate), but you earn that rate on that amount. When a transaction increases the account balance over $500, a blended rate will appear in the summary table. 1.81% is what someone who had an average daily balance of $1728 would earn in checking. If someone had $502 in savings, the interest rate earned would be slightly less than 6%.

  8. baselle Says:

    Its a blended rate - the first $500 earns that, the rest 0.1%, but even if you are rolling in it, $500 of it earns 6%, or about $2.50/month. You can get this twice - $500 in checking, $500 in savings. Its an excellent deal for your everyday money which turns around quickly. So far, the only issue is the ATM lines.

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