WaFd Bank is a national bank, but we’ve tried to act more like a reliable next door neighbor. Ever since we got our start back in 1917, we’ve been helping to build healthy, thriving communities. And, as active members of our communities, we’re truly invested in clients like you—delivering simple, straightforward banking solutions to help you make the most of your money.
Watch our story here.
Over 230 offices to serve you.
From checking, savings and retirement accounts to home loan and corporate real estate financing, WaFd Bank is ready to help bring clarity to banking. We operate in eight western states, including Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
Our common-sense, disciplined approach has stood the test of time and made us one of the strongest financial institutions in America. Find a location near you.
Our story is simple. Just like our approach to banking.
It all started back in 1917. A group of local businessmen established Ballard Savings and Loan Association in a fishing and lumber community just north of Seattle, Washington.
More than a century later, we continue to provide one-on-one, friendly and professional service. No phone trees. No jumping through hoops. Just the personal attention and customized, expert advice you deserve. Call our Client Care Center seven days a week at 1-800-324-9375.
Helping neighborhoods flourish.
We believe in supporting our communities. That’s why we created the Washington Federal Foundation—to facilitate giving to local nonprofits that serve the needs of low- and moderate-income individuals. For more information, see our Community Relations page.
Neighbors helping Neighbors
We've updated our name but we're still the same bank you trust!
We’re excited to share important news with you!
Washington Federal is launching a simplified name and logo. The previous version served us well for many years but didn’t emphasize who we are, what we do, or the service we provide in our eight-states. Our solution? Become WaFd Bank. We like the sound of it and hope you do, too. Read on to learn why we’ve made this decision.
Why the change?
In taking a step back and studying our name and logo, we found that neither were doing their job of communicating what our company does. Over the past several years, even after Money Magazine awarded us “Best Bank” in five of our eight states, questions like these have come up:
- Is Washington Federal part of the federal government?
- Can I open a checking account, or is Washington Federal only an investment firm?
- Is Washington Federal a business headquartered in Washington D.C.?
We got the message. People who don’t know us yet can’t tell for sure what we do. We needed to address that challenge while making sure our bank would be clearly recognizable in all our markets.
We have adopted our longtime nickname, WaFd Bank, as our trade name. It tells people we are a bank and is an abbreviation of our current name. We pronounce it Wah-Fed.
The new logo is created out of eight interlocking W’s, recognizing our Washington roots and symbolizing how we’re linked together as a team across the markets we serve—bankers, clients and communities working together to fuel economic growth and strengthen our neighborhoods.
WaFd Bank aligns with our NASDAQ ticker symbol—WAFD. @WAFDBank is also our name on social media.
WaFd is simple, short and straightforward.
What hasn’t changed?
- The products and services clients rely on for all their banking needs.
- Our ownership and leadership structure.
- Our values and commitment to our clients and partners.
- Our common-sense approach to making banking simple and straightforward.
- Our ongoing investment in technology to make banking easier.
- Skilled bankers who are here when you need them.
Here’s what our clients say:
Invested here since 2010
At a Glance
- Parent company: Washington Federal, Inc.
- Nasdaq Trading Symbol: WAFD
- Corporate Headquarters: 425 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
- President & CEO: Brent Beardall