The University of Washington has partnered with three local credit unions to help you save more and better manage your finances: Harborstone Credit Union (formerly Prevail CU), School Employees Credit Union (SECU), and Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU). These credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions offering a line of products and services with competitive rates, low or no fees, easy access, and a commitment to making your life easier.
Credit unions are mutual organizations. In most cases, their only source of capital comes from member shares and retained earnings. In general, they don't issue stock or other securities; they're governed by their members, and voting is on the basis of one vote per person, regardless of an individual’s balance. Members own the credit union, use its services, and may volunteer to participate in its administration. Credit unions view themselves as cooperatively organized to meet the needs of their members and as an alternative from traditional financial service suppliers. Most credit unions are part of the Credit Union System that consists of organizations at the local and national levels.
The benefits of joining a credit union are many. These include:
Once you join a credit union, you're always a member. It doesn't matter if you change jobs, move or retire—you can maintain your credit union membership and account(s). Compare and join any of the credit unions listed below.
Financial Education & Counseling Services
Credit unions listed on this page participate in the BALANCE program, a financial education and counseling service designed to help you take control of your finances and reach your goals. Learn more.