BECU to Expand Northshore Presence with New Financial Center in Bothell
SEATTLE (September 4, 2019) — BECU, Washington's largest community credit union, announced today it will open a Neighborhood Financial Center next year in Bothell, Wash. This will be the second financial center in the city of Bothell, serving more than 30,000 local members.
At more than 2,500 square-feet, the Neighborhood Financial Center will be located in the Thrashers Corner neighborhood near the corner of 208th Street Southeast and Bothell-Everett Highway. The new center will join BECU locations in Lynnwood, Mill Creek, downtown Bothell and Woodinville to better serve members who live in the area.
Consistent with BECU's other Neighborhood Financial Centers, the new Bothell 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. The new financial center will also have three ATMs. BECU is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender.
Building Stronger Communities
As a member-owned financial cooperative, BECU is committed to investing in the financial health of its members and communities. Last year, the credit union returned $312 million ($277 per member) to its members through better rates and lower fees compared to bank averages, and donated $5.7 million to its communities through philanthropic giving and community programs.
Commitment to Financial Education
Going beyond the dollars, BECU is dedicated to providing its members with the financial education, tools and resources needed to build a stronger financial foundation. This includes extending resources to parents to have the Next Big Talk with their teen about smart money management. The conversation guide (available in English and Spanish on BECU.org) features questions, tips and activities for parents and teens to do together that reinforce important areas of financial health.
Joining the BECU Team
Committed to the “People Helping People” credit union philosophy, BECU employees work together to serve their members and improve the financial well-being of their communities. The credit union is growing faster than ever before, with a variety of career opportunities available across the organization.
For example, now through early September, BECU is recruiting for 50 net new positions in its Information Technology (IT) division, from system engineers and architects to software developers and business analysts. People who have a passion for technology and seek a values-based culture can visit BECU.org to learn more or apply online. More information can also be found in a LinkedIn post from BECU's Chief Information Officer, Tom Morgan.