About Us

Washington Federal 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.

Over 250 offices to serve you.

From checking, savings and retirement accounts to home loan and corporate real estate financing, Washington Federal is ready to help bring clarity to banking. We operate in eight western states, including Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and New Mexico.

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.

Nearly 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.

Here’s what our clients say:

Over the past two months my wife and I have set up several new accounts with your bank. Each of our visits to your establishment has been a pleasurable experience. Washington Federal appears to be a bank dedicated to customer service.
Nicholas B. Invested here since 2010.

At a Glance

  • Parent company: Washington Federal, Inc.
  • Trading Symbol: Nasdaq: WAFD
  • Corporate Headquarters: 425 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Chairman, President & CEO: Roy M. Whitehead