Association Banking

Washington Federal’s Association Banking team combines industry expertise, innovative technology, personal attention, and customized solutions to benefit homeowner associations and property management companies of any size. Our client service team is dedicated exclusively to homeowner associations and property management firms and customizes solutions to meet your needs.

Washington Federal leverages our real estate focus to stay on top of the latest industry trends and needs. We are dedicated to meeting your needs with the highest level of customer service found at smaller banks with the services, technology and expertise usually found only at larger banks.

By using our check scanning technology and our lockbox service, we will save your staff valuable time to focus on your business, not your banking.

Lockbox and eLockbox Services

  • Our lockbox service is designed to adapt to your accounting systems and processes. 
  • We’ll process your clients’ payments for you – quickly and efficiently.
  • View and Print Copies of Checks through our Integrated Web Access.
  • Scan checks received in your office directly into our lockbox system for same day processing.

ePayment Service

  • Collect dues by credit card or eCheck.
  • Multiple payment channels including online, via phone & by text message.
  • Set up automatic recurring eCheck payments.
  • Easy set up. No programming or software requirements.
  • No cost to your management company or association when homeowner pays a small transaction fee.

Washington Federal makes it easy.

We will work with you to change your direct deposits, automatic payments and electronic transfers. Rely on us to order new checks and create new payment coupons. We know changing banks takes effort and we’ll do everything to make the process easy and efficient. We look forward to serving you. Please call us at 877-423-9742 or contact us by email.


Online Banking & Cash Management

  • View accounts and check images, transfer funds, send wires, pay bills, stop payments, and more.
  • Dedicated customer service representative to directly handle your inquires.

Lockbox Services

With Washington Federal’s lockbox service, we process your payments quickly and accurately, accelerating your cash flow and saving you valuable time.

Your clients mail checks to our post office box, where we pick up the payments and process them for you. We’ll deposit the funds into the proper accounts and report the day's activity to you electronically so you can update your accounts receivable. Your staff no longer has to open envelopes, endorse checks, prepare deposits, or manually post payments.

We can work with any billing and accounting software and create custom reports to be delivered when and where you want them. In addition to the latest in lockbox technology, you have direct access to our Association Banking client service team. With our eLockbox integrated web-based services, you get:

  • Easy Research: Search items processed through lockbox and view/print images of remittance & checks based on defined search criteria such as check amount, check number, date range and/or other identifying information.
  • Remote Scanning: Scan payments received in office via a desktop scanner directly into our lockbox system for same day processing. This saves you time in helping eliminate manual posting of payments received in office. It is ideal for clients who have multiple deposit accounts because you do not need to separate out the checks by account and make multiple deposits as you would with standard Remote Deposit Capture offered by most banks. You scan all the checks at once and we process them to the correct deposit account and include the information with your daily lockbox file just as if the payment was mailed directly to us.
  • Secure File Transmittals: Securely upload/download daily accounting system files.
  • Add Additional Users: Customer assign’s a main administrator that has the ability to set up additional users and assign specific security authorization levels to those users.
  • Report Options: Multiple Report options that allow customer to view daily rejected items, daily deposit totals and payment types processed.

ePayment Services

Washington Federal’s ePayment service allows homeowner’s to pay their dues by credit card or eCheck, online, via phone & by text. In addition to making their payment homeowners can also setup automatic recurring eCheck payments as well as e-mail and/or text reminders to let them know their payment is due. Our turnkey solution allows any management company or association to offer these additional payment channels in a ready-to-use, simple and secure environment. Our ePayment system can be set up at no cost to your management company or association when homeowners pay a small transaction fee. Here's how it works:**

Your clients click on the”Pay Dues” link located on our website.

  • They search for their association.
  • They set up an online account tied to their association including their preferred payment method (credit card or echeck) and their property account number.
  • They make their payment.
**If your management company or association is also utilizing our lockbox services, ePayment information can be integrated into our lockbox system and payment information included within your daily lockbox file. This helps simplify the reporting process and eliminate the need to upload multiple files to your accounting system.

We look forward to serving you.

With the latest in technology, a dedicated client service team and services tailored to your needs, why wait to make the switch? Contact us 206-626-8108 or toll-free at 877-423-9742 to get started today.