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425 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Washington Federal is headquartered in Seattle and is the largest bank in the state of Washington. It is also the 92nd largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1917 and as of June of 2014, it had grown to 1,948 employees at 253 locations. Washington Federal has a A+ health rating.

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Reviews (2)

Better than nothing.

I only used Washington Federal because Bank of America was bought out by this company last year. I don't know how they managed it but they ended up being even worse than BoA. Their website is horrible and very clunky. I think I'd rather keep my money beneath my mattress than continue to use Washington Federal. The only upside were the BoA people that continued working for Washington Federal once they were bought out. The drive through people are extremely friendly and the tellers inside helped me with the many problems the horrible company caused. Can't blame the low level workers for the car wreck of a company they work for when they are doing their best. Only use Washington Federal if you hard up and there are no other options.

Fees, Fees, And More Fees....

We were long time customers of South Valley Bank & Trust, which was acquired by Washington Federal last year. When the account merging took place in April 2013, problems started. The first thing we noticed was that many of the employees that had been with South Valley for years and years had been laid off and replaced with Washington Federal employees, and later the ones that were not laid off, left due to poor treatment by the management. The next thing that immediately caught our attention was how many fees Washington Federal charged! Our business and personal accounts had been free for years, and suddenly we were told that we would start being charged if we had over 15 deposits a month, wrote over 100 checks, or deposited over 10,000 a month in cash to our business accounts. They were not small business friendly at all.... We left and took our accounts to Rogue Credit Union, where we have not been charged a single fee to date.


Data for Q2 2014

Institution Health


Texas Ratio


The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of June 30, 2014 Washington Federal had $169 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $2.1 billion in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Washington Federal a Texas Ratio of 8.05% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.

Texas Ratio Trend


The Texas Ratio for Washington Federal decreased dramatically from 12.49% as of June 30, 2013 to 8.05% as of June 30, 2014, resulting in a positive change of 35.52%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Washington Federal has improved dramatically in recent periods.

Deposit Growth


In the past year, Washington Federal has increased its total deposits by $1.67 billion, resulting in 18.38% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Washington Federal has shown is excellent.



Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Washington Federal has $14.79 billion in assets with $2.1 billion in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 14.19%, which is excellent.

Institution Statistics

FDIC Certificate #28088
Year Established1917
Primary RegulatorOCC
Assets and Liabilities
Assets$14.79 billion
Loans$8.17 billion
Deposits$10.78 billion
Equity Capital$1.98 billion
Loan Loss Allowance$116.22 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$94.23 million
Real Estate Owned$74.77 million
Historic Data - June 2013
Assets$13.01 billion
Equity Capital$1.89 billion
Loan Loss Allowance$118.10 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$94.23 million
Real Estate Owned$102.07 million
Profit Margin - Quarterly
Return on Assets1.06%
Return on Equity7.87%
Interest Income$270.23 million

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Washington Federal Savings Account Rates

0.10%$100-Passbook Savings
0.10%$100-Statement Savings
0.10%$100-Business Savings
0.10%--Passbook Savings for Minors
0.10%--Statement Savings for Minors

Washington Federal Money Market Rates

0.20%$90k$250kMoney Market
0.20%$90k$250kBusiness Money Market

Washington Federal Checking Account Rates

0.50%$10k$250kStellar Checking
0.10%$10k$250kBusiness Stellar Interest Checking
0.05%$1k$250kPerformance Checking

Washington Federal CD Rates

1.70%$90k$250k60 Month CD
1.70%$90k$250kBusiness 60 Month CD
1.40%$90k$250k48 - 59 Month CD
1.40%$90k$250kBusiness 48 - 59 Month CD
1.05%$90k$250k36 - 47 Month CD
1.05%$90k$250kBusiness 36 - 47 Month CD
0.75%$90k$250k24 - 35 Month CD
0.75%$90k$250kBusiness 24 - 35 Month CD
0.55%$90k$250k18 - 23 Month CD
0.55%$90k$250kBusiness 18 - 23 Month CD
0.45%$1k-18 Month Boost Rate CD Special
0.40%$90k$250k12 - 17 Month CD
0.40%$90k$250kBusiness 12 - 17 Month CD
0.30%$90k$250k6 - 11 Month CD
0.30%$90k$250kBusiness 6 - 11 Month CD
0.20%$90k$250k3 Month CD
0.20%$90k$250k4 - 5 Month CD
0.20%$90k$250kBusiness 3 Month CD
0.20%$90k$250kBusiness 4 - 5 Month CD
0.10%$90k$250k14 Day - 2 Month CD
0.10%$90k$250kBusiness 14 Day - 2 Month CD

Washington Federal has 186 locations. Click to view all Washington Federal locations.