Welcome to the Washington Federal blog, where together we’ll navigate the world of banking and personal finance. Since opening our doors in April 1917, we have been committed to common sense banking and a long-term perspective that helps our neighborhoods flourish.
Washington Federal started out as a tradition savings and loan, and our business model still relies on originating fixed-rate loans that we keep on our balance sheet. It’s a time-proven strategy that has served us well. Unlike most of our industry, we don’t rely on the secondary market by selling loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With this history of providing sensible advice and superior customer service, we pride ourselves on getting to know our local communities and our clients so we can truly understand their goals.
Just because we believe in good old-fashioned values and face-to-face customer service, we’re not old fashioned in our approach. With that in mind, we’ll use this platform to inform and talk with you about loans and your finances. Posts will cover issues relating to mortgages, interest rates, savings plans and general information on buying, building and remodeling homes.
We hope you’ll join our community and share what you’d like to see addressed on this blog. We’re here to help every step of the way. If you have questions, we’re here to answer them. Considering buying your first home? We’d love to show you how. Want to build your dream home? We want to help you make that dream a reality. We hope you’ll visit us often — and that you find we provide you with practical, trustworthy advice.