Saving Money with Credit Unions

Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon.


At Green River College you have your choice of joining two credit unions to help you save more and take control of your money: School Employees Credit Union (SECU) and Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU). These credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions offering a wide array of products and services with competitive rates, low or no fees, easy access, and a commitment to making your life easier.

Joining a credit union has many benefits, including:

  • Direct deposit or payroll deduction from your paycheck
  • Free and/or low-fee checking accounts
  • Flexible accounts to help manage savings, including money markets, certificates, and IRAs
  • Free online bill paying
  • Free online transfers between credit union and other financial institutions
  • Free ATM use for deposits and withdrawals (when using affiliated machines)
  • Low loan rates
  • Visa credit and debit cards of various types with low, variable rates and no annual fees
  • Visa gift cards
  • Free online budgeting tools
  • Scholarships
  • Superior member service via web, phone, ATM, and mail
  • Shared branches (statewide and nationwide)



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