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Signal On The GoSignal Financial FCU celebrates 73rd anniversary with new state-of-the-art truck

KENSINGTON, MD—Signal Financial Federal Credit Union is celebrating 73 years of service. On the day of Signal’s anniversary there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the arrival of the new state-of-the-art truck which will serve as a mobile branch. Signal Financial will be the first banking institution with a mobile branch in […]

phishing scamFRAUD ALERT: Phishing Scam Uses Signal Name

KENSINGTON, MD—Reports have come in that Signal Financial FCU’s name and toll-free number (800-447-8997) are being used in a phishing scam. The scammers are masking their phone number to make it appear as if they are calling from Signal’s 800 number. This phone number is for Signal’s automated phone system. The scammers are targeting non-members […]

louie byrdLouie Byrd Joins Signal Financial as SVP of Business Services

KENSINGTON, MD—Signal Financial Federal Credit Union announced today the addition of Louie Byrd in the key position of Senior Vice President of Business Services. Byrd joins Signal from BB&T, where he worked for 13 years and held the position of Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending before making the move to Signal. Byrd will oversee […]

eden jones credit union foundation scholarship winnerCongrats to 2020 Scholarship Winner Eden Jones!

Signal Financial FCU would like to congratulate 18-year-old Eden Jones, a lifelong member of Signal who has been named a winner of the 2020 Credit Union Foundation of Maryland and DC annual college scholarship contest. The scholarship contest was open to students entering their freshmen through senior year of college or trade school, who are […]

Woman working at home having a video conference with colleaguesNOTICE: 2020 Annual Meeting to Be Virtual

Signal Financial FCU members are invited to attend this year’s Annual Meeting via video conference on Thursday, April 23 due to coronavirus. Each year, Signal Financial holds an Annual Meeting in accordance with our bylaws, which normally calls for a large gathering at our main office in Kensington, Md. In an effort to keep everyone […]

coronavirus scamsFraud Alert: Protect Your Account from COVID-19 Scams

Signal Financial FCU urges members and the public to stay vigilant as coronavirus scams are on the rise. KENSINGTON, MD—Criminals are using fear and anxiety around the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to trick innocent people out of their money. Below are tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim of common pandemic schemes: Stimulus […]

by appointment only calendarNOTICE: Branches Now Open By Appointment Only

KENSINGTON, MD—Earlier today Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, where Signal Financial is headquartered, ordered all non-essential businesses to close for the remainder of the pandemic, effective at 5 pm . Out of care and concern for our staff, all Signal Financial branches will open by appointment only Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice. On […]

Notice: Signal Financial reduces days of operation due to coronavirus pandemic

Effective Immediately: Signal Financial FCU will only open to the public three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) to ensure the health and safety of our staff and the community of members we serve.  KENSINGTON, MD—In the wake of news that the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been elevated to a nationwide pandemic, […]

Notice: Supervisory Committee Opening

We are pleased to invite our members to take a leadership role in shaping the future of Signal Financial FCU and apply for our Supervisory Committee.   Signal Financial’s Board of Directors is in search of members with fresh ideas and diverse skill sets to join.   The Supervisory Committee meets twice a month and is […]

coronavirus covd 19 us state department issued imageCoronavirus Preparedness: Signal Financial FCU Takes Precautionary Steps

Coronavirus Preparedness: Signal Financial FCU Takes Precautionary Steps to Protect Members, Staff & General Public Amid Widespread Public Health Concerns; Branches to Close Friday for One-Day Pandemic Response Test KENSINGTON, MD—In the wake of news that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been diagnosed in several residents of the Washington Metro area, we wanted to let you […]

AmericaSaves_Save for a new apartmentSignal Financial FCU Hosts Weeklong Savings Drive As a Part of America Saves Week

Promoting automatic savings to help our members reach their financial goals KENSINGTON, MD – As part of America Saves Week 2020, happening Monday, Feb. 24 – Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, Signal Financial FCU is spreading the message of saving successfully and urging our members and the public to use the tools available to them to […]

30th Annual National African American Read-InSignal Financial FCU Kicks Off Black History Month with 30th Annual National African American Read-In

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union is a proud participant in The National African American Read-In, the nation’s first and oldest event of its kind.  

Photo of a board room2020 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

The 2020 Board of Directors Election and Annual Meeting will be held on April 23, 2020. Nominations by petition are due by February 11, 2020.

Signal Offers a “Fresh Start” with free online classes for a financially fit new year

Signal Financial offers members of the Washington Metro region a “fresh start” on their finances with new resources and free online education in 2020.

Signal to attend 7th Annual One Loudoun Tree Lighting

Join Signal Financial on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Downtown One Loudoun for their 7th Annual Tree Lighting event.

2020 Annual Meeting

Every year, Signal Financial holds an Annual Meeting for members, as well as an Election for open Board of Directors positions. The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on April 23, 2020 at the Kensington, MD headquarters. Nominations for the Board of Directors are due by December 6, 2019.

Signal Financial FCU Celebrates Opening of One Loudoun Branch

Signal Financial celebrates the opening of its newest branch located right in the heart of Loudoun County at Rt. 7 in the One Loudoun community with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Several unpacked carton boxes with office supplies, laptop, papers, calculator and green plant in flowerpot on top of packagesChesapeake Branch to close in November

The Chesapeake Branch located in Silver Spring, Maryland will close its doors permanently after Friday, November 8, 2019.

Signal sponsors WABA 50 States Ride for the third year.

Signal Financial is proud to announce our sponsorship in one of the Capital City's most exciting events, the Annual WABA 50 States Ride.

Shop Maryland Tax Free August 11 - August 17Take advantage of Maryland's Tax-Free Holiday

Now is the chance to stock up on classroom supplies, clothes, and rewards during Maryland's Tax Free Holiday beginning August 11 thru August 17.

Volunteer to serve on the Supervisory Committee

Signal Financial Board of Directors are in search of members with fresh ideas and empowered minds to join and be part of our Supervisory Committee.

Come in were open hanging signThe hours are changing at our Chesapeake branch beginning in July

Starting July 1, new hours are coming to the Chesapeake branch.

Couple laying on couch looking at iPad.Plan for your financial future with free seminars and webinars

At Signal, we believe knowledge is power—that's why we offer educational seminars throughout the year to help boost members' financial knowledge and successfully guide them through life's key moments.

Mother and adult daughter taking photo on cellphoneSignal offers members a chance to win tickets to see Hamilton

In support of the Credit Union Foundation, Signal is giving away a pair of tickets to the musical Hamilton on July 2 in Baltimore, MD through a photo sharing contest.

June + Friday at Signal = Treat Time!

To usher in summer, Signal is serving up sweet treats every Friday at any branch throughout the month of June.

Revolving Art Exhibit at our City Center Branch

Signal has partnered with The Compass Atelier to showcase ongoing monthly exhibitions of visual artists from the Washington Metropolitan area beginning in May.

College students raising hangThe $12,000 Credit Union Scholarship Program is Underway

Signal Financial members are eligible to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship opportunity offered by the Credit Union Foundation of MD|DC.

Photo of a board room2019 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

The 2019 Board of Directors Election and Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2019. Nominations by petition are due by March 15, 2019.

Signal Financial kicks off Black History Month with African American Read-In Celebration

To kick off the month long celebration of black history, Signal Member and Author organizes first ever Black Authors Breakfast Party at the City Center branch location.

Two men shaking hands2019 Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election

Every year, Signal Financial holds an Annual Meeting for members, as well as an Election for open Board of Directors positions. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on April 25 at the Kensington, MD headquarters. Nominations for the Board of Directors are due by December 8, 2018.

Photo of Bill KowallSignal Financial to Streamline Member Service

Seeking to improve its service delivery, Signal Financial Federal Credit Union announced a reorganization of its service teams into a united department called Member Experience. Vice President of Member Experience Bill Kowall was promoted to Senior Vice President, and will oversee the combined service teams.

Flyer for the Community Day event in Washington DC on August 18, 2018Signal is joining POWAB at their community event

On Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, DC Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB) will present a Community Day Health Fair. Our Capitol Hill Branch staff will have a table at the Anacostia Arts Center location, ready to answer questions about financial wellness and the credit union.

Dad and daughter golfingSignal hosts Donuts with Dads on June 15th

We’re celebrating Father’s Day at all our branches with donuts and a special raffle just for dads. Fathers, stop by any Signal branch on Friday, June 15th, for donuts and a chance to win!

Donut with chocolate icing and green sprinklesWin two dozen donuts for National Donut Day!

It’s #NationalDonutDay! Let’s celebrate by liking us on Facebook and posting your favorite donut flavor in the comments. You’ll get the chance to win two dozen donuts from Donut King in Kensington! Share the post for an extra chance to win!

A woman raising her hand in a seminar.April & May Free Events

Signal offers FREE events and seminars to enhance your financial wellness. See if an event is happening at a branch near you

Washington City Paper Best of DC

We are proud to announce that Signal Financial FCU placed third in Washington City Paper's Best of DC awards under the "Best Bank/ Credit Union" category!

Shred and Donate GraphicJoin Us for Shred & Donate Day

Get a head start on your spring cleaning and help your community! Visit us on April 21 between 9 am and 12 pm to shred old documents, recycle or donate electronics, and donate food and clothing to help others in need. Open to the public.

Francois and interns on a local TV show, Great Day WashingtonFrancois and Interns on WUSA's Great Day Washington

Our CEO, Francois, was invited back to appear on WUSA9's Great Day Washington. This time, he brought along two of our interns, Dehuris and Steve! In this segment, they discuss the benefits of our internship program and how Signal Financial gives opportunities to our future generations.

a young couple is taking a break from loading boxes into their new home. They are seated on the floor embracing and gazing into each other's eyes while the woman holds the key to their new home...and probably his heart, too.March Free Events

Signal offers FREE events and seminars to enhance your financial wellness. See if an event is happening at a branch near you!

Financial Fitness on WUSA's Great Day Washington

Our CEO, Francois Verleysen and, our Senior VP of Consumer & Real Estate Lending,  Christopher Ercole, stopped by Great Day Washington to discuss updates at City Center, Financial Fitness tips, and a seminar at the City Center branch.

Young man in casual clothing reading a tablet in a bright roomFebruary Free Events

Signal offers FREE events and seminars to enhance your financial wellness. See if an event is happening at a branch near you!

Defocused image of a conference room2018 Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election

All members are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting at the new City Center Branch.

A woman raising her hand in a seminar.January Free Events

Signal offers FREE events and seminars to enhance your financial wellness. See if an event is happening at a branch near you!

holiday loan advertisment image with woman jumping with shopping bagsBoost Your Holiday Shopping Power with a Holiday Loan!

The Holiday Loan offers a great discount over our regular personal loan rates, so you can borrow what you need for holiday expenditures and pay less interest than you would with most credit cards. 

a male realtor speaks with a middle-aged couple in front of a house they are interested inDecember Events

Learn about the FREE events we have going on in December!

a screen shot of our CEO's television appearanceSignal Financial FCU's CEO, Francois Verleysen on "Great Day Washington"

In case you missed it, our CEO Francois Verleysen appeared on WUSA 9's Great Day Washington broadcast this week.

close up of the hands of a presenter at a seminar2018 Annual Meeting Announcement

Each year, Signal Financial Federal Credit Union (Signal Financial) holds an Annual Meeting in accordance with our bylaws in order to update members on the status and health of their credit union, review old and address new business item, and announce newly elected or re-elected volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors.

Signal Financial FCUNew City Center Branch is Now Open

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union has opened its newest branch at 1101 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The 70 year old Kensington based Credit Union teamed up with the world-class architecture firm Gensler to create a unique banking experience.

a young couple closes a deal with a handshake with their realtorNovember Events

Learn about the FREE events we have going on in November!

Group of diverse colleagues having a laugh togetherUpcoming October Events

Signal offers free seminars and events all month long. Check out which ones you'd like to attend and RSVP today.

a young couple closes a deal with a handshake with their realtorUpcoming September Events

Join us for two "Ask a Realtor" events at our Chesapeake and Leisure World branches! Learn how to buy and sell smarter, not harder. This free event will give you information and tips on selling, downsizing, remodeling, and buying a new home!

exterior shot of equifax headquartersEquifax Security Breach

By now, you have probably heard the news that Equifax, Inc., one of the three largest credit reporting agencies, announced that a data breach occurred which possibly impacted approximately 143 million Americans. Please be assured that this data breach has NOT compromised Signal Financial FCU’s security in any way. On September 7th, Equifax Inc. announced that an unauthorized party gained access to names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers. Some citizens of Canada and the United Kingdom may also have been affected.

Young woman looking over documents while chewing on her glassesChanges coming to ACH Processing

Starting on September 15, 2017, all financial institutions in the U.S. will be required to comply with a new regulatory rule that allows same-day processing of electronic payments and checks converted to electronic payments. Members will need to be careful that they have enough available funds in their account at the time the payment is submitted, so that if a payment is processed the same day it will not overdraw their account

close up of the hands of a presenter at a seminarUpcoming August Events

Four Real Estate seminars are coming to Signal branches all over the area. Our seminars are always free and open to members and non-members.

three generations of males learning how to gardenSignal Financial FCU is coming to Leisure World

We are proud to announce that our newest branch will be opening this Summer to serve the residents of Leisure World and their families. We are holding orientation sessions on site to educate residents on Signal's products and services. We hope you can join us!

a middle-aged man crossing his arms and smilingMember Account Information Update!

Here at Signal we’re committed to serving and protecting you better, so we’re asking our members to verify and update their account information. This allows the credit union to serve and protect you better from potential fraud and suspicious activity within your account. It also helps the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities within the financial industry.

a happy family of four piled up and laughingUpcoming July Events

Signal has several FREE financial seminars and events in July. All are open to members and non-members. We hope you can join us!

ad image of train tracks with vanishing point with tagline "to get where you want to go, you have to get on the train first."Get where you want to go

It's easy to think you'll just wait to save until it feels like you have money to spare, but then the end of the month comes too soon. Instead of waiting for someday, get started building your future today. With a Direct Money Market Account, you get a super-high dividend rate on your first dollar and every dollar after that — we can't make it much easier to save than that!

crazed woman grabbing shredded paper with tagline "shred it and forget it"Signal's Shred Day is June 24th!

Protect your identity and de-clutter your life at our June Shred Day! Clean Cut Shredding will be at our Kensington, MD headquarters to shred your sensitive paper documents! Bring 2 boxes (maximum) of your documents to be securely shredded for FREE and have some fun in the process. This event is open to members and non-members.

5 happy young people hanging out in the sunshineUpcoming Events in June

Come into one of our branches in June to learn about home buying and selling, retirement planning, improving your credit, and more!

a lovely arrangement of red wine and cheeses with grapes in the backgroundSummer Welcome Party (Chesapeake Branch)

Come join the Signal Financial family to welcome the coming of warm Summer nights. Our staff will be on hand to chat and answer questions and just get to know you! Refreshments will be served and we will be giving away more than $250.00 in prizes!

image of a paper plane flying against a blue wall but casting the shadow of a large jet linerThink BIGGER.

Our certificate rates are 40% higher than the national average. Find out how to maximize your savings at Signal with a share certificate!

Front door on typical Colonial style homeUpcoming Mortgage Seminars

Our mortgage seminars are hosted by our mortgage team and trusted local real estate agents to answer your questions about searching for homes, types of loans available, and the steps involved in buying or selling a home. All events are offered at no charge and are open to the public, including non-members.

a contemplative older woman with short silver hair clenching her fist and holding a tabletApril Retirement Seminars

Learn how to confidently address the financial, lifestyle, and emotional transitions to retirement. Learn how to guard against risks and manage those that are inevitable, and find out how ready for retirement you are.

a woman with glasses smiling in front a big banner that says "financial services"Upcoming Events in March

Come into one of our branches in March to learn about understanding credit, retirement saving and investing, mortgages, and home buying and selling.

promotional collage image for the anything loanThe Signal "Anything" Loan

When you can borrow up to $50,000 over 66 months at rates as low as 7.49% APR, you can use that loan for just about ANYTHING.

a photo of a "dreamhouse"Search. Buy. Sell. Save.

This free, easy-to-use service can help you through every step of home buying and selling—from start to finish. Enroll today to get access to all the tools and expertise you’ll need!

a magnifying glass laying on a 1040 formNew feature in online banking!

In addition to mailing your tax documents, Signal will now post them to your eBanking account for easier access.

ad image of two professional people at work smilingIntroducing SIGNAL DIRECT

Signal Direct is the perfect banking bundle for anyone who wants a 360° banking relationship, anyone who wants to boost their savings quickly, or who needs to build credit and start saving at the same time.

close up image of the signal app on a mobile phoneUpgrade! Our mobile app just got even better.

Mobile banking with Signal just got more secure...and easier to use. Now you can access your accounts on the go with the touch of your finger.

some happy older people smiling about the amazing rates they are getting for their certificatesEarn more interest on your hard-earned cash.

Signal's high-yield certificate rates are some of the best in the market, and now you've got even more options. Choose from a one-year, a three-year, or a five-year certificate, or a combination. Our rates beat the national averages by a huge margin, which means your savings earn more interest. It's one more way it pays to be a member!

board of directors 2017 election graphicBoard of Directors: Election 2017

All members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting. It will be held on April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm.

a promotional image of a chip debit card with the tagline "chip chip hooray!"Chip debit cards are coming to Signal!

With card fraud, identity theft, and hacking at an all-time high, it is critical to have state-of-the-art technology to guard your personal information. Fortunately, that is exactly what chip card technology is designed to do.

Signal Financial FCUHoliday Greetings

We at Signal just wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" for being a great member. We hope our Holiday Greeting brings you joy this season and we look forward to a great 2017 with our members.

exterior shot of signal's headquartersAnnual Meeting & Board of Directors Election

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at our Kensington, MD headquarters.

Surprised woman in winter clothes opening a box full of sparklesThe Signal Holiday Loan

The Holiday Loan offers a great discount over our regular personal loan rates, so you can borrow what you need for holiday expenditures and pay less interest than you would with most credit cards. Borrow up to $5,000 over 36 months at rates as low as 4.99%APR.*

Happy couple at the airport with their daughterLet us know when you'll be traveling!

Please notify us when you will be using your debit or credit card outside the Metro area so we can make sure you will continue to have full access to your accounts while out of town.

Marshmallows made to look like snowman inside a hot cocoa.Treat yourself with double rewards

Starting on Black Friday, through December 31, earn double rewards points* with Signal VISA® credit card purchases—so you can reward yourself for all that holiday shopping!

filling up car at gas pumpYOU DRIVE. We'll get the gas.

We're celebrating the upcoming holidays—and helping you get around town—with a $50 rebate for opening a new or used vehicle loan, starting November 7, 20161. Use it for a fill up or for whatever you choose.

Happy couple hugging each otherDon’t want to lock up your money just to get a good rate?

Our new 1/3/5 share certificate is really three certificates bundled together to give you short-term flexibility combined with rates that are among the highest in the DC metro area. The result is the best of both worlds!

Mom with son and daughterBundle Up for Summer With a SPECIAL Rate Personal Loan!

The Connect/Premium Loan is an unsecured personal loan with a low, fixed special rate.

older man surfingLet Your Money Play it Safe with a 2.16% APY Certificate!

Grow your money – FAST! For a limited time, take advantage of our premium certificate rate. This outstanding rate will be hard to beat! Offer ends September 30, 2016.

Multicolored Arrows determining rate percentageWhat's Your Rate? Take the Challenge!

Talk to a branch representative today! We may be able to match or lower your current rate AND save you money by refinancing!

Computer screen showing an auto loan websiteSave Money AND Time with Signal Premier Auto Connection!

Signal Financial is dedicated to helping you maximize your dollars. You’ll save time AND money when you use Signal Premier Auto Connection (powered by TrueCar) to locate your next vehicle. Finance that vehicle with Signal and you’ll be sure to be getting one GREAT deal.

happy couple moving into new homeWe do everything mortgage. Check us out!

Is a New Home on Your Radar for Spring? A home loan from Signal Financial FCU Mortgage just makes sense! Here’s why we stand out: Sensible Underwriting, Unique Products, Competitive Rates and Amazing People.