The credit card you use can say a lot about you. It can show you are a world traveler or that you support animal rights. Your card can say that you love the outdoors or that your kids are the most important thing in the entire world.
When you choose a Seattle Metropolitan VISA® credit card, you can still say all those things and a few more. Your SMCU VISA can say that you are a savvy consumer who values great rates and low fees as much as you do miles and rewards. It can tell people that you are a Seattle original who supports local companies and the important work they do for our Puget Sound community.
When you choose a Seattle Metropolitan VISA, you are saying that you’ve seen what’s out there and you want something better. You’re saying that you want:
SMCU also offers Secured VISA Credit Cards and VISA Gift Cards.
Save on Purchases
If you carry a balance on your credit card, you know that monthly finance charges on purchases can get pretty expensive. You could save hundreds of dollars a year in interest by switching to an SMCU VISA credit card as your primary credit card. Whether your credit is spotless or has a few blemishes, SMCU offers rates that are lower than most other credit-card providers.
Save When You Transfer Balances
Consolidating your balances to an SMCU VISA credit card can lower your interest and allow you to manage your finances in one place. Unlike some of the national credit card companies, SMCU doesn’t charge a balance transfer fee. Drop by a branch or log into Online Banking to fill out a simple form and we'll handle all the details. You'll save with SMCU's low rate on all balance transfers, plus you'll enjoy the convenience of just one monthly payment. For more information, call our Contact Center at (206) 398-5500 or (800) 334-2489.
Pay No Annual Fee
Because SMCU is a credit union, we charge fewer and lower fees than for-profit banks do. The same is true for SMCU's VISA. At SMCU, you’ll pay no annual fee for one of the best reward credit cards you’ll find anywhere in the Puget Sound. Plus, if you accidentally miss a payment or need to make a cash advance from your card, you’ll pay less than you would with the national card issuers.
SMCU's credit cards would still be an outstanding value without a rewards program, but to make them even more irresistible, every SMCU VISA comes with CURewards®, a great rewards program that lets you earn points for every dollar you spend.
VISA® Gift Cards
Give the gift of anything! VISA Gift cards offer the freedom for people to choose the exact gift that they want, because it’s accepted at over a million locations. And because Visa Gift Cards can be replaced if lost or stolen, they are much safer than giving cash. SMCU’s Visa Gift Cards work similar to debit cards, but they have a prepaid value between $20 and $500. Visa Gift Cards are perfect for any occasion and are available at every SMCU branch for just $3.95.
Secured VISA® Credit Cards
Secured credit cards use a savings account or other deposit as collateral. Your credit limit is usually equal to the amount in your account. You use a secured credit card just like you would any other credit card to make purchases, and you are billed monthly for charges. Your good payment history is reported to the credit bureaus to help re-establish your credit. A secured VISA credit card from SMCU can also be a great way to establish credit for young adults who haven’t had time to build a credit history. SMCU offers secured credit cards to members as young as 16 as part of our Student Checking program.
You can now customize your card by uploading your own photograph or artwork, or by choosing from a catalog of hundreds of distinct images. It can be a picture of your family, a snapshot from your favorite lookout, or an illustration of your puppy. It’s up to you2.
To get started log-in to Online Banking, click "View Your Visa" and select "Design Your Own Card". Please wait 30 days after account opening to design your card.
SMCU is a Verified by VISA card issuer. When you use your SMCU VISA Card or SMCU Debit Card to make online purchases, Verified by VISA will provide added safety to make your online shopping secure.
Through our secure authentication process, your identity is protected and confirmed, with your personal password, each time you purchase at a participating merchant site.
1 No points are earned for cash advances or balance consolidation. Equity Platinum and Saving Secured Visa® cards are not eligible for the CURewards™ program.
2 Design your own card fee is $9.95. For full details view the Design Your Own Card: Frequently Asked Questions.)