BECU to grow puget sound presence with new Financial Center in Gig Harbor
Credit union to open Neighborhood Financial Center in the Maritime City in 2019
SEATTLE, WA (June 19, 2018) — BECU, Washington’s largest community credit union, announced today it will open a Neighborhood Financial Center later next year in Gig Harbor, Wash. This will be the first financial center for the Maritime City, serving more than 4,000 members who live in the area.
At more than 2,800 square-feet, the Neighborhood Financial Center will be located at the Village at Harbor Hill, near Harbor Hill Road and Borgen Boulevard, and will join BECU locations in Tacoma, Bonney Lake, Puyallup and University Place, as well as Silverdale, to better serve BECU members in Pierce and Kitsap counties.
Consistent with BECU’s other Neighborhood Financial Centers, the Gig Harbor location will feature a “tellerless” layout, which empowers members to access their accounts in the ways most convenient for them, including ATMs, online banking and mobile banking. Member consultants will be available to assist with these transactions, and provide one-on-one support for opening accounts and more complex services, such as mortgages, personal loans, auto loans, business services and more.
Commitment to Financial Health
As a member-owned financial cooperative, BECU is committed to helping the members and communities it serves achieve their financial goals. Last year, the credit union’s significant growth fueled increased investments into the financial health of its members and communities, returning nearly $187 million ($179 per member) to its members in the form of better rates and lower fees, and more than $5 million to its communities in cash and in-kind donations.
Joining the BECU Team
Embodying the “People Helping People” credit union philosophy, BECU employees are dedicated to improving the financial well-being of their members and communities. People interested in working in an environment where they are encouraged to contribute, collaborate and innovate can visit BECU.org to search for job openings, apply online or learn more about employee life at BECU.
BECU is federally insured by NCUA. With more than 1.3 million members and $30.2 billion in assets, BECU is the largest not-for-profit credit union in Washington and one of the top four financial cooperatives in the country. As a member-owned credit union, BECU is focused on helping increase the financial well-being of its members and communities through great rates, few fees, community partnerships and financial education. The credit union currently operates more than 50 locations in Washington and two financial centers in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.becu.org.