Beware of Holiday Phishing Scams

December 3, 2014

US-CERT Alerts Users to Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing online this holiday season. E-cards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed e-mail messages and fraudulent posts on social networking sites [...]

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We’re Bringing Financial Literacy to Metro Tech High School

November 21, 2014

As the retail season heats up, today’s youngest consumers are likely getting ready to spend a lot of money. Yet 44% of high school students, who report that they do NOT know what a credit score is, still plan to get their own card in the next year. Yikes. At Washington Federal, promoting and sponsoring financial [...]

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Volunteerism – it’s about more than financial reward.

November 12, 2014

Volunteerism: the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward. Here at Washington Federal, we believe that the relationships we have with our local communities are as important as those we share with our customers, stockholders and employees. [...]

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How to Maximize Your Refinance Savings

October 30, 2014

The below article, by Dennis Smith from the Motley Fool, appeared in “Daily Finance” on October 12, 2014. The article originally appeared on HSH.com. The main draw for most refinancing homeowners is to save money on your monthly mortgage payments. According to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the median household [...]

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5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity

October 24, 2014

Identity theft is a growing crime that comes in a variety of forms and affects about 15 million Americans every year. It can wreak havoc on your personal finances, credit score and reputation. Being aware and prepared can save you a lot of time, money and stress. What is identity theft? Identity theft occurs when your [...]

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Help Feed Your Neighbors

October 17, 2014

At Washington Federal, we were looking for some creative ways to give back to our communities this fall. We knew we wanted to help out ALL the areas that we’re located in, not just a few states or neighborhoods. And we knew we needed to engage our clients and really make it a group effort. [...]

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eStatements: a tree saving, information protecting & clutter-reducing way to manage your finances.

October 9, 2014

        We’ve gone green! This fall, we’re excited to announce our Go Green eStatement Giving campaign. We are donating $1 to your local food bank for every account that signs up to eStatements. That’s up to 2.5 million meals to help keep our neighbors from going to sleep hungry. (It only takes four minutes [...]

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We’re bringing financial literacy to local high schools!

October 1, 2014

With another school year under way, we’re proud to once again bring the Washington Federal Federal Financial Scholars program to selected high schools in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah. For the past couple of years, we’ve been partnering with EverFi to bring the Everfi – Financial Literacy platform, which will provide an interactive, web-based [...]

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Washington Federal Donates $15,000 to Wildfire Victims

September 24, 2014

“Unfortunately, in Central Washington the annual wildfire season has become the norm.  However, the 2014 season was beyond anything we have experienced. Throughout Chelan and Okanogan counties over 350,000 acres burned, 350 homes and businesses were lost and thousands of people were left with nowhere to live. People literally lost everything. This was the single [...]

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2014 United Way of King County Day of Caring

September 23, 2014

We’re a proud partner with United Way chapters across our eight-state footprint to help better our communities and empower our neighbors. Recently, our Seattle-area teammates were able to join others in our community to participate in the United Way of King County‘s annual Day of Caring event. This one-day volunteer extravaganza event is a time [...]

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