WaFd Bank Is Proud to Be Recognized and Awarded Best Bank!

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From digital options, touchless transactions and increased non-profit contributions to help our neighbors, we’re still here for YOU. Our bankers approved more than 6,500 PPP loans to keep small businesses going in the pandemic!
When other lenders are pulling back, we’re leaning in.

America's Best Bank 2021 and 2022 - Newsweek

Awarded America's Best Big Bank by Newsweek

Newsweek’s America’s Best Banks Awards

  • Best Big Bank in Idaho
  • Best Big Bank in Oregon
  • Best Big Bank in Washington
  • Best Big Bank in New Mexico


3 Years in a Row, Money.com Awards WaFd Bank ‘Best Bank’ for Mountain West Region.

Mountain West: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

Washington Federal, or WaFd Bank, as it has now rebranded itself, offers a checking account with no monthly service fees, no minimum balance requirements, and no out-of-network ATM fees when you sign up for e-statements and direct deposit. It’s easy to avoid surcharges other ATM owners might charge too, as the bank belongs to the MoneyPass network, meaning its customers get fee-free access to more than 32,000 ATMs across the country. Its savings account option only requires a $100 minimum balance to earn an above-average interest payout of 0.1% and avoid a $3 monthly service fee.

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