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Bauer Rating ? ★★★★★


Since it first opened its doors as Ballard Savings & Loan founded in 1917, Washington Federal remains committed to building relationships with clients, shareholders and the community at large. The bank provides a secure financial foundation that helps clients accomplish their goals so that all can benefit. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Washington Federal operates in over 200 offices in eight western states--Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas--providing you with convenience wherever you go. Clients also enjoy access to over 20,000 no-fee, network ATMs nationwide.

Washington Federal offers a full array of personal and commercial banking products and services designed to fit your lifestyle and the demands of your business. Clients can choose from different checking accounts and from a wealth of savings options including CDs, money market funds and IRAs. Manage your finances with ease using complimentary online banking with no-fee bill pay and mobile banking services. Washington Federal has a loan or credit solution for you and your home financing needs. Small and large businesses alike take advantage of deposit accounts, financing and more.

Washington Federal (FDIC certificate 28088) was established in 1917 and operates through 248 branch offices located in 104 counties in AZ, ID, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT and WA. Mr. Roy M. Whitehead, President & CEO of Washington Federal, leads a team of 1825 employees.The bank's parent holding company, WASHINGTON FEDERAL, INC. is based in Seattle, WA.

Washington Federal, headquartered in Seattle, WA, is rated five stars for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. As a general rule, a five star rating indicates, among other things, that Washington Federal has at least twice the capital that regulators require, is profitable (or operating with a very small loss) and has kept its delinquent loans in check.

Washington Federal is a federally chartered commercial bank and member of Federal Reserve. With $15 billion in total assets, the OCC classifies the bank’s asset concentration as "Mortgage Lenders" which is defined as institutions whose residential mortgage loans, plus mortgage-backed securities, exceed 50 percent of total assets.

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