The partial federal government shutdown has left a lot of people feeling the financial squeeze. Verity is here to help.

Verity is offering furlough loans to affected federal employees. The loan amount can be for up to the amount shown on your most recent paystub. Other features of loan to help you make it through include:

  • Push your first loan payment out for 60 days—don’t worry about trying to make a payment immediately, while your finances are tight.
  • Low interest rates. Plus, if the furlough ends and you’re able to pay the loan back within 30 days, no interest is charged.

For full details about furlough loans, or to get one, visit

If you already have a loan with Verity and don’t really want to take out another one for the furlough, we’re happy to help you figure out how to keep current while making ends meet. We’re offering

  • Skip a loan payment and we’ll waive the skip payment fee. This is available for auto loans, personal loans, and credit cards.
  • Modified loan payments
  • Free financial counseling or coaching

We’re happy to talk about all your available options to make it through this difficult financial time. Contact us or visit any of our 8 locations and see how Verity can help you achieve your financial goals, even when you’re feeling strapped for cash.

Kira Cox

Hi, I’m Kira. I joined Verity in early 2012 after a seven-year stint as a newspaper reporter. While I never thought my career path would veer off in this direction, I am loving my time at Verity. I recently moved from being a member services representative at the Alderwood Branch to being the marketing coordinator for the credit union.

I’m originally from Texas, but I have lived all over the country and the world, including Boston, Massachusetts, Anchorage, Alaska and Sydney, Australia. But in all my travels, the Pacific Northwest is the only place that has felt like home.

When not at work, I am usually home with playing with my son, husband, dog and three cats. During the rare times I don’t have a to-do list to plow through (and it’s not raining too hard), I can be found digging in the vegetable garden, training for a half-marathon, or grilling in the backyard.

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