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10 South First Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Banner Bank is headquartered in Walla Walla and is the 3rd largest bank in the state of Washington. It is also the 128th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1890 and as of December of 2018, it had grown to 2,132 employees at 187 locations. Banner Bank's money market rates are 2X the national average, and it boasts an A+ health rating.

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Reviews (8)

Looking for a good, smaller bank?

In my experience, I have not had good interactions with any of the big banking institutions. Their customer service was impersonal. They had a fee for every little thing you needed to do. After trying out smaller, local banks I will never go back to a bigger bank. Our current bank, Banner Bank, has excellent customer service and the clerks almost always remember you. I have not had one negative interaction with them. Their website has been a little slow to catch up to today's technology, but has recently caught up and is now above average. Best bank I have ever tried!

Simple & Great Banking!

Posted by: Bannerbank | Jul 6, 2016

I've had banner bank since I was 18, and I am now 26. They've been able to cater to anything I have needed from them. I have loved their no ATM fee's in particular. So anywhere I go, if I need cash, I don't have to worry about the dreadful fee's. This has probably saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. Their app has been improving a lot too. I can deposit checks right from the app which is SUPER CONVENIENT. I don't go into the storefronts often, but when I do, the lines are short and the service is very helpful. I've never had an issue with them in 8 years. For a local bank, I strongly recommend them if you live on the west side of the US.

Awesome Community Bank!

Posted by: Jimbo72 | Nov 10, 2011

I have banked with Banner Bank in Spokane, WA for 5 years.  My wife, kids and I bank with the Downtown branch on 3rd and could not say enough for thier excellent customer service!! There was a little rough patch in the service there before the new Manager took over, but she has since hired a great crew that that takes care of my banking needs, are always friendly and are downright good people.  I would recommend Banner Bank to any of my friends or family, also, I have to mention that if I go to any other Banner Bank branch, I am always treated wonderfully.

Thanks for the great service!

Banner Bank is a great local bank!

I have banked with Banner Bank since 2013. Originally i opened a small savings account because of a free 50$ promotion they were offering but i was impressed by their customer service and soon i switched my main accounts to them. The fees were considerably less than Bank Of America where i was previously at, especially for monthly services. Also the customer service line was very easy to get a hold of a live person and not be put on hold and have to run through a bunch of computer operated phone menus. After four years with them I still recommend Banner Bank to all the people i know.

My experience with Banner bank.

I have banked with this community bank for about 3 years now, and I am very happy with them. They do not have all the bells and whistles like the big banks do, but are on a more personal level with me. I like the people who work at my local branch and they know me by name. I feel like a part of their family and that they just do not want my money like most of the big banks do. I chose this bank after being with a major bank for a long time, and find that I really appreciate the personal attention that I receive, and this will make me continue using this community bank for many years to come.

Great bank, not convenient enough for me

I signed up for a checking and savings account with Banner Bank a few years ago when they were running a $50 free promotion. I wanted the free money, but I was also trying to find an alternative to the big bank I've been using since I was a teenager. I used the account for a few months but there were so few ATMs when I needed them and I never set up direct deposit so I ran out of money in the account and just sort of let it linger. I still have the account; I just never really use it. I still have checks for it somewhere. I hate the big banks but I love having ATMs wherever I need them, and mobile check deposit (which Banner didn't have at the time but might now). Banner just didn't have the conveniences that I needed. I ended up going with BECU, because they have a whole network of ATMs and are also local.

Horrible Customer Service

We have worked with banner bank for the last 3 months on our heloc loan. We have had contradicting information, lost paperwork, phone calls that weren't returned and emails that went unanswered. Despite doing everything we could to determine all fees in advance, a $800 fee was added on the day of closing that should have been communicated earlier. We will never use Banner again.

When Created Initial Checking Also Created Another Account I Did Not Agree Nor Sign For. Legal?

Went in to open a Connected Checking Account for 50.00 after seeing an advertisement and the branch was in my neighborhood. I even closed out my other bank because of the offer for a free monthly checking account. I made this clear when I went in to the branch and spoke with Mrs. Johnson who "helped" me open my account.
I was signed up for a checking and saving account and had money transferred to this account without my knowledge nor did I ever create it myself. Again, I only signed up for the connected savings. A balance of $100 was maintained of my money they placed into this savings account I did not agree to or create and if it dropped below that I was to accrue frees. I am unsure as to why they went ahead and created a savings account and is disreputable, underhanded and probably not legal. It created problems with my payments and when made aware I spent hours out of my life having to resolve this issue due to no fault of my own.

I also went in to the branch to deposit money in to my account and the teller wouldn't even get off the phone and seemed to be having a volatile emotionally charged conversation they were immersed in and acted as if I was disturbing her. She didn't even pay attention and just took my money and gave me a receipt there was no dialog or exchange other than me giving her my debit card. I asked if everything is ok and she just nodded and turned away to continue her phone call. I had never witnessed that in a bank before or any place of business for that matter and was the worst customer service I had ever experienced especially when dealing with a bank and money.

This entire fiasco was brought to my attention just today as I could not make a payments online as it was declined although I knew I had enough money to cover the cost. I talked to someone on the phone and they would not close out the saving account even though I never signed any paperwork nor agreed to it. They told me I needed to go into the bank and close out an account I personally never opened in the first place. I asked them what is the logic in that and if they had ever heard of banks setting up accounts for their customers without their consent and putting their money it in or if they thought that was a legal practice. Finally they said they would close out the savings account but at a "future date" as opposed to closing it out as I spoke with them. Obviously I have no reason to believe them and told the csr that. They agreed to transfer all of my money to my checking account and then told me I could accrue fees on this savings account in my name they made.Terrible business practices that again, are very dubious.

In addition, the people who work at the branch are clueless and socially inept. Signing people up for accounts, transferring money is unscrupulous and unethical. They deserve grief for doing such. The customer service I experienced was pathetic and embarrassing. I don't know if this experience is a reflection of the bank as a whole and isn't my concern. The people I dealt with who represented this bank caused me to waste my time trying to resolve issues I should not have had to do, set me up for an account which I never agreed to and took time out of my life having to deal with their idiocy and caused me problems that shouldn't have ever risen in the first place.


Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #28489
Year Established1890
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.36%
Return on Equity - YTD10.46%
Annual Interest Income$451.9MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$11.58B$9.48B
LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$8.57B$7.36B
DepositsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$9.27B$7.98B
Equity CapitalQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$1.50B$1.30B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$94.1MM$86.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$11.8MM$24.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$2.6MM$360.00K
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Banner Bank Savings Account Rates

1.01%*$1m*-Banner's Best Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $5k | 0.20% $5k - $25k | 0.35% $25k - $100k | 0.55% $100k - $250k | 0.65% $250k - $1m
1.01%*$1m*-Best Business Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $5k | 0.20% $5k - $25k | 0.35% $25k - $100k | 0.55% $100k - $250k | 0.65% $250k - $1m
0.10%$25-Connected Savings
0.10%$100-Business Savings

Banner Bank Money Market Rates

1.01%*$1m*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $2.5k | 0.15% $2.5k - $10k | 0.35% $10k - $25k | 0.40% $25k - $100k | 0.55% $100k - $1m
1.01%*$1m*-Business Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $100 - $2.5k | 0.15% $2.5k - $10k | 0.35% $10k - $25k | 0.40% $25k - $100k | 0.55% $100k - $1m

Banner Bank Checking Account Rates

0.20%*$100k*-Banner's Best Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $5k | 0.10% $5k - $25k | 0.15% $25k - $100k
0.05%$100-Complete Business Interest Checking
0.05%$50-Interest Checking

Banner Bank CD Rates

0.75%$2.5k-12 - 17 Month CD
0.55%$2.5k-6 - 11 Month CD
0.20%$500-3 Month Money Market CD


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