This program reaches out to the over 50,000 people in the King County area that do not have a bank account.

Have you ever had a rivalry with someone? I mean a good, long standing rivalry, where no matter what the person did you would be annoyed by it? Well credit unions and banks have had a pretty good rivalry going on for years. As you can imagine it takes a special issue to bring these two sides together…thank you check cashing institutions!

In September of 2008 Verity along with 21 other financial institutions started participation in the Bank on Seattle-King County program. This program reaches out to the over 50,000 people in the King County area that don’t have a bank account. These individuals often need to use check cashing institutions in order to turn their paychecks into cash; paying large fees for this service. This program aims at providing a solution to those individuals, allowing them to stop paying for their money.

The Bank on website provides a great explanation on why this program is so important. Check it out by clicking here.

For more information on this program visit the Bank on Seattle-King County website, call 211 or visit your local Verity branch.

Justin Martin

Justin started his long career at Verity as a summer intern. After leaving to pursue a degree in human resource management at Western Washington University, he returned to what he describes as “one of the strongest environments I have seen in terms of focus on their employees.” During his time here, Verity has been recognized with multiple awards ranging from employee development initiatives to overall work environment. Justin holds an MBA from Seattle University along with being an honors graduate from Western CUNA Management School and a certified Credit Union Development Educator.

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