Member News: Here’s What’s Happening in Northwest Credit Unions
Fibre FCU’s youth accounts support animal shelters, and BECU plans Sammamish location.
Fibre Federal Credit Union and TLC, a Division of Fibre Federal Credit Union, Support Washington and Oregon Animal Shelters with Youth Accounts
Longview, WA. -base Fibre Federal Credit Union and TLCCU are helping children save money and save homeless animals. For every new member aged 11 or under who signs up for a Cash Club savings account, Fibre or TLC will donate $5 to the Humane Society or animal shelter nearest to the branch where the account was opened. Fibre and TLC serve CU members in Washington and Oregon.
The animal shelter program began in July 2017, and since that time, Fibre has exceeded its annual donation promise of $3,000 per year, distributing $3,760 to animal shelters in Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties in Oregon and Cowlitz County in Washington. These donations are in response to new Cash Club accounts. The donations will supply cat and dog beds at the shelters, and help cover the costs of spaying and neutering the animals.
The first annual donation check presentations are currently underway to various shelter recipients. Fibre Federal Credit Union and TLC plan to continue this developing partnership with area animal shelters to encourage community involvement among their membership.
BECU Continues to Expand, Opening a Financial Center in Sammamish by Year’s End
BECU announced it will open a financial center in the Saffron Complex in Sammamish, Washington, later this year. Located on the corner of 228th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, the center will serve more than 8,700 members who live in the area.
Like other BECU financial centers, the Sammamish location will reflect a “tellerless” layout that includes mobile banking, online banking, and ATMs. Member consultants will be available onsite to support new accounts, mortgages, personal loans, business services, investments, and retirement planning.
Earlier this year, a downtown Seattle Financial Center opened, and by the end of 2018, BECU will have further expanded its footprint in King County with Neighborhood Financial Centers, including locations in South Lake Union and Newcastle, in addition to the Sammamish center, which joins locations in Redmond and Issaquah to better serve BECU members further east of Interstate 405.