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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!

Mature businesswoman smiling at cameraFee Changes Coming in May

Effective May 1, 2018, Signal Financial FCU's fee schedule will change. Members should review the new fee schedule before it goes into effect.

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.