SMW 104 Federal Credit Union was established April 3, 1962 as Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 216 Federal Credit Union. On January 1, 1982, Local No. 216 merged into Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 104. As of February 23, 1982, the credit union name was officially changed to SMW 104 Federal Credit Union. Later that year, Sheet Metal Production Workers’ Union No. 355, which later became Sheet Metal Production Workers’ Local Union No 371 followed by Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No 162 was added to the field of membership. In 2012, Sheet Metal Local No. 104 and and Local No. 162 merged.
What is a credit union?
A credit union is a non-profit financial institution owned by its members. Any income made by the credit union is returned to the members in the form of higher dividends paid to the members on savings, lower interest rates on loans or to strengthen the credit union reserves. The members of the credit union elect a Board of Directors, whose responsibility is to set the policies of the credit union. The Supervisory Committee responsibility is to oversee the credit union and make sure the records are accurate and internal controls are maintained. The credit union undergoes an annual federal examination as well as an annual audit by a Certified Public Accountancy firm.
Is my account at the credit union federally insured?
All SMW 104 Federal Credit Union accounts are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. This insurance fund is called the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) and is the strongest of the insurance funds. In addition to the $250,000 federal insurance, SMW 104 Federal Credit Union has excess share insurance coverage for an additional $250,000 per account with American Share Insurance (ASI). American Share Insurance is the nation’s largest private insurer and insures only credit unions that meet strict underwriting criteria.
Your credit union account can be accessed in a number of ways:
By phone you can reach us at 510-483-1300 or 1-800-464-5987. In person you can reach us at 1750 Abram Ct. in San Leandro, CA 94577. You can get to the credit union by taking the Marina West exit off of Hwy 880. Take a right at the first signal, which is Merced. Take another at the next corner, which is Abram Court. We are in the second building on the right hand side of the street, which faces the parking lot.
SMARTLINE, our Sheet Metal Audio Response Teller, is available to handle your transactions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no waiting. Simply call 1-510-483-2078 or 1-877-500-7627 and the system will walk you through the prompts. SMARTLINE brochures are available upon request.
Online Banking – Access to your account via your desktop computer or mobile device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are a first-time user, please call our office for the initial set-up. To learn additional information abut the features of Online Banking, visit the Online Services page.
Mobile App, The most common features of accessing your account are available using your iPhone, Ipad, iTouch or Android device by downloading our Mobile App through the Apple Store or Google Play. Your account must be registered through Online Banking before your account is accessible through our Mobile App.
CO-OP Shared Branch, we have partnered with CO-OP Sahred Branch giving you the ability to access your account to perform deposits, withdrawals and payments at hundereds of locations. Click here to find a participating location and hours of operation.
ATM or Visa® Debit Card, With a SMW 104 Federal Credit Union issued ATM or Visa® Debit card you can access your account at any of the nearly 30 thousand surcharge free CO-OP ATM locations. Some Locations accept deposits as well. Click here to find the nearest location.