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Wheatland Rated 5-Stars by BauerFinancial

5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK:  RELIABLE, SECURE AND LOYAL

June 2014: BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s bank rating firm, commends Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington for proving once again that it is a steadfast and invaluable partner to the communities it serves.

The FDIC touts the benefits of community banks, saying they are “important providers of credit to small businesses and serve hundreds of counties and thousands of communities that are overlooked by larger noncommunity institutions.” (FDIC Quarterly 2014, Volume 8, No. 2.) Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, added, “Community banks, like Wheatland Bank, that have been able to earn and maintain Bauer’s top rating for strength and security reflect that deep-rooted sense of loyalty to the local community.”

Wheatland Bank’s latest 5-Star rating is based on March 31, 2014 financial data and signifies that it is one of the strongest banks in the nation. Wheatland Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for the past 29 consecutive quarters.

Financial strength has been the priority for Wheatland Bank since its inception in 1979. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County’s agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 13 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 3 years. Its original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value (www.wheatlandbank.com). Wheatland Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK:  COMMITTED TO ITS CUSTOMERS AND COMMUNITY

March 2014: Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is proud to announce it has once again earned a 5-Star Supoerior rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's bank rating firm. The latest rating is based on December 31, 2014 financial data and signifies that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. Wheatland Bank has earned and maintained a 5-Star rateing for the latest 28 consecutive quarters.

"While the national economy saw modest growth in 2013", reflects Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm, "through its strength and commitment, Wheatland Bank has been able to shine. The people who work at Wheatland Bank know that its well-being and that of the community are inextricably ties to one another. By supporting and promotion their customers, employees of Wheatland Bank are making a positive difference right where they live."

Financial strength has been the priority for Wheatland Bank since its inception in 1979. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County's agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 13 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 35 years. Its original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value (www.wheatlandbank.com). Wheatland Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.


5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK:  A DEPENDABLE AND FINANCIALLY SOUND COMMUNITY BANK

December 2013: BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida congratulates Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington on its 5-Star Superior rating. This rating (based on September 30, 2013 financial data) indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation; a dependable and financially sound community bank. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that Wheatland Bank has earned this highest 5-Star rating for 27 consecutive quarters.

“While banks may look alike on the surface, community banks, like Wheatland Bank, are community partners”, notes Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm. “By keeping deposits local and focusing on the success of the communities in which it does business, Wheatland Bank has thrived where other banks have faltered.”

Financial strength has been the priority for Wheatland Bank since its inception in 1979. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County’s agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 13 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 34 years. Its original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value (www.wheatlandbank.com). Wheatland Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR RATED WHEATLAND BANK EARNS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

September 2013: Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is proud to be recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation by BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. BAUERFINANCIAL has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Wheatland Bank has earned its highest rating of 5-Stars for the most recent 26 quarters. The latest rating is based on June 30, 2013 financial data and indicates that Wheatland Bank significantly exceeds all federal capital requirements and maintains a low level of delinquent loans, among other benchmarks.

Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm, had this to say, “A recent Gallop poll indicates that customer confidence in the banking industry is beginning to come back. That confidence, no doubt, can be attributed to community banks like Wheatland Bank, that hold to the principles of sound banking. These are the shining stars of the industry. Wheatland Bank has been able to thrive without compromising its standards, and that’s commendable.”­­

Since its inception in 1979, Wheatland Bank has been committed to providing the best of banking to its community. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County’s agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 13 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank’s (www.wheatlandbank.com) original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR RATED WHEATLAND BANK:  WELL POSITIONED FOR THE FUTURE

June 2013: BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida is proud to recognize Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington as a 5-Star Superior bank. BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Wheatland Bank has earned this highest 5-Star rating for the most recent 25 quarters. This rating (based on March 31, 2013 financial data) indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

“There has been much discussion lately about the need for banks to boost their capital levels”, reports Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm.  “That doesn’t worry Wheatland Bank; its capital ratios are already well above regulatory requirements. Under the direction of Ms Susan M. Horton, CEO, Wheatland Bank excels in areas of asset quality, profitability and much more.”

Since its inception in 1979, Wheatland Bank has been committed to providing the best of banking to its community. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County’s agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 13 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank’s (www.wheatlandbank.com) original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK:  RATED 5-STARS BY BAUER...TWO NAMES YOU CAN TRUST

March 2013:  Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is honored to be recognized once again as a 5-Star rated bank by BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm. Bauer's highest 5-Star rating indicates that Wheatland Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. What's more, Wheatland Bank has earned this highest rating for the most recent 24 consecutive quarters.

"Since 1983, BauerFinancial has been rating the nation's financial institutions", reflects Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm, "In all that time, one thing has remained constant: top performing institutions maintain strong policies, prudent underwriting and responsible investment. Wheatland Bank is a bank you can put your trust in."

Financial strength has been the priority for Wheatland Bank since its inception in 1979. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County's agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 13 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 34 years. Its original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value (www.wheatlandbank.com). Wheatland Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Bauerfinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

PRUDENT AND RESPONSIBLE WHEATLAND BANK:  YOUR 5-STAR BANK

December 2012:  BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, is honored to recognize Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington with its highest 5-Star rating. To earn this Superior 5-Star rating, Wheatland Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. What's more, Wheatland Bank has earned this highest rating for the latest 23 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm, has a rare vantage point, having monitored the industry for more than two decades. "It isn't surprising to those of us who watch the industry that 'plain vanilla' banks, those that didn't get into risky investments or lending, are the banks that are still standing strong today. Wheatland Bank has stayed true to its purpose of serving its community in a prudent and responsible manner."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK:  A BEACON IN THE COMMUNITY

September 2012:  Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington proudly announces it has once again received a Superior 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm. A 5-Star rating signifies that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

"Consumers and businesses alike have come to depend on Bauer's 5-Star rating system as they navigate through their banking choices," comments Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm. "They know to look for the 5-Star logo to ensure that the trust they have in their bank is well-placed. Under the leadership of Ms Susan M. Horton, CEO, the dedicated team at Wheatland Bank has earned that trust and respect."

To earn this Superior 5-Star rating, Wheatland Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. What's more, Wheatland Bank has earned this highest rating for the latest 22 consecutive quarters.

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK:  RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTED

June 2012:  BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, is proud to recognize Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington as a 5-Star Superior bank. A 5-Star rating indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn this prestigious 5-Star rating, Wheatland Bank must excel in areas of capital quality, asset quality, profitability and much more. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the latest 21 consecutive quarters.

"As big banks grow increasingly complex and inflexible," remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm, "it's encouraging to know that there are still community banks, like Wheatland Bank, that have mastered the three R's of banking. Wheatland Bank is 1) Responsive to its customers' needs, 2) Responsible in its underwriting and investments, and 3) Respected by the nation's premier bank rating and research firm as well as its customers."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK EARNS 5-STAR RATING INSPIRATION FOR THE GENERATIONS

March 2012:  Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is proud to be recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc. A 5-Star rating indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned Bauer's highest 5-Star for five consecutive years. Among other factors, to earn this rating Wheatland Bank must not only report impressive capital levels, but also an enviable loan portfolio with negligible levels of delinquent loans.

Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, would like to congratulate the entire team at Wheatland Bank. "Under the leadership of Ms Susan M. Horton, CEO, Wheatland Bank is one of the U.S. banks that evokes an image of a brighter banking future for our communities. That's good news regardless of your age and income bracket."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

COMMUNITY FOCUS PAYS OFF AS WHEATLAND BANK EARNS HIGHEST 5-STAR RATING 

December 2011:  BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, proudly recognizes Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington as a Superior 5-Star rated bank. A 5-Star rating denotes that Wheatland Bank is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the last 19 consecutive quarters.

"The recent uproar against Big Banks has shed a whole new light on community banks, and for good reason," observes Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. "While the primary focus of the big banks is dividend payments, smaller banks tend to be locals and therefore more in tune with the communities they serve. This community focus has paid off as Wheatland Bank has earned Bauer's highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability.

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK:  PROVEN TODAY; PRIMED FOR TOMORROW

September 2011:  Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is once again proud to be recognized as a superior 5-Star rated bank by BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading bank rating and research firm. To earn this rating Wheatland Bank must not only report impressive capital levels, but also an enviable loan portfolio with negligible levels of delinquent loans.

That's a combination that has been hard to come by the past couple of years. Yet, Wheatland Bank has managed to do it. With that, BAUERFINANCIAL bestows its highest 5-Star Superior rating on Wheatland Bank denoting the highest level of strength and performance that a bank can receive. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the last 18 consecutive quarters.

"Not only has Wheatland Bank proven its efficacy yesterday and today, it is also primed for whatever tomorrow may bring," observes Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. "The past three years have put a considerable amount of pressure on our nation's banks and we are pleased to see community banks, like Wheatland Bank, still able to shine."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK A PREEMINENT EXAMPLE OF COMMUNITY BANKING

June 2011: BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, is pleased to announce that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has not only endured the latest financial crunch, but has emerged as a preeminent example of community banking.

With this, BauerFinancial bestows its highest 5-Star Superior rating on Wheatland Bank. This rating denotes the highest level of strength and performance that a bank can receive. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the last 17 consecutive quarters.

"There are so many factors that go into our ratings that to list them all here would be impossible", according to Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. "Suffice it to say that with its impressive capital levels, an enviable loan portfolio and low delinquent loan levels, Wheatland Bank demonstrates the epitome of community banking."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com

 

WHEATLAND BANK THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE COMMUNITY

April 2011: Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is proud to be recognized as a 5-Star Superior Bank by BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's bank rating firm. Earning this highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability, Ms Susan M. Horton, CEO, and the entire team at Wheatland Bank have proven their commitment to their customers. To earn Bauer's 5-Star Superior rating, Wheatland Bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability to name just a few. In fact, it has done so for 16 consecutive quarters.

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

According to Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm, "community banks, like Wheatland Bank, tend to know their customers, the local business community, when to grant a loan...and when not to grant one. What many people don't realize is that community banks actually have better balance sheets than their larger counterparts. Their capital ratios and nonperforming asset ratios are typically much more impressive than larger institutions. These are not the banks that threaten our economic well-being. On the contrary, they are the lifeblood of it."

BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK A HIGHER PLANE IN BANKING

January 2011:  BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's bank rating firm, proudly recognizes Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington as one of the strongest banks in the nation. Having earned BauerFinancial's highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability, Wheatland Bank has once again proven its commitment to superiority. To earn Bauer's 5-Star Superior rating, Wheatland Bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability to name just a few. In fact, Wheatland Bank has done so for 15 consecutive quarters.

"The staff and management of Wheatland Bank should be very proud to work for such a strong financial institution," notes Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. "Often the general public does not know the financial strengths or weaknesses of their bank, so BAUERFINANCIAL's highest rating helps to assure customers and the community that they are dealing with a strong financial institution that will be able to fulfill their banking needs for years to come."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln County agricultural and business communities. It's a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK ONE OF THE NATION'S STRONGEST BANKS

September 2010:  Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has once again earned the highest rating for strength and stability from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s bank rating firm. Earning Bauer’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the country excelling in such areas as capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this top rating for the past 14 consecutive quarters. 

“There has been a lot of debate recently about how much capital banks should have on hand,” explains Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “That has never been a question here at Bauer. A sizeable capital cushion can make all the difference in an economic crisis. In fact, we consider it so important that in order to earn a 5-Star rating from Bauer, Wheatland Bank’s capital ratios are at least twice what federal regulators require. With twenty-seven years to back us up, Bauer has always believed that capital is king.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK SOARS ABOVE THE COMPETITION

June 2010:  It is with great pride that BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, announces that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for strength and stability. The past few years have been extremely difficult for the banking industry and the fact that Wheatland Bank continues to excel in such areas as capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability, clearly indicates it is one of the strongest banks in the country. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this top 5-Star rating for 13 consecutive quarters. 

“With a full ten percent of the nation’s banks now on the FDIC’s “problem” list and even more on ours,” notes Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL, “the fact that Wheatland Bank continues to not just withstand the pressures, but even excel in this environment, indicates its management is doing things right. Bauer’s stringent 5-Star requirements haven’t changed, but the climate definitely has and the fact that Wheatland Bank has earned this prestigious rating sets it well above the competition.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK ACHIEVES HIGHEST RATING

March 2010:  In these tough economic times, it is important to know there are financial institutions that are strong, secure, and ready and able to assist their communities. Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington is one such institution – dedicated to getting Main Street back on its feet. Since it exhibits overall financial superiority in such areas as: capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability, BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida is proud to bestow its highest 5-Star Superior rating upon Wheatland Bank. In fact, this marks the 12th consecutive quarter that Wheatland Bank has earned this distinction. 

“The unstable economic picture, both on Wall Street and on Main Street, makes it all the more important to recognize those financial institutions that are strong and stable,” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “The institutions that played by the rules and did not compromise their lending standards are the same institutions that stand ready to help build the economy back up. Wheatland Bank is an excellent example of this community spirit.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BAUERFINANCIAL to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

5-STAR WHEATLAND BANK- A VITAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY

December 2009: It is with great pride that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington accepts its distinguished 5-Star Superior rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida.  The 5-Star rating is based on the overall financial condition of the bank and indicates that, for strength and stability, Wheatland Bank is the perfect place to entrust your deposits. The 5-Star rating is the highest rating attainable from BAUERFINANCIAL (the Nation’s Bank Rating Firm for over a quarter of a century). Not only has Wheatland Bank earned a 5-Star rating, it has done so for 11 consecutive quarters.

“Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, said recently that community banks are the lifeblood of our financial system, and that certainly is true,” comments Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “What she doesn’t say is that not all community banks, or all banks for that matter, are created equal. Wheatland Bank has passed BAUERFINANCIAL’s stringent stress test with flying colors. Not only is it a vital part of its community, it is a prime example of what all community banks should strive for.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. Wheatland Bank can be found on the internet at www.wheatlandbank.com.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK: A MODEL COMMUNITY BANK

October 2009: Ms Susan Horton, CEO of Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington proudly accepts a distinguished 5-Star Superior rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida. A 5-Star rating for financial strength and stability is the highest rating attainable from BAUERFINANCIAL (the Nation’s Bank Rating Firm for over a quarter of a century) and is based on the overall financial condition of the bank. Earning a 5-Star rating denotes that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. Achieving this designation for 10 consecutive quarters, like Wheatland Bank has, is an even higher honor. 

“There’s an old adage that says no press is bad press, but if you’ve seen the banking news over the past year or two, you know this isn’t always true,” notes Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “That’s why it’s so important today to share some good banking news, and Wheatland Bank makes it easy. Wheatland Bank is a model community bank. You should be proud to call it Your Bank.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK RATES TOPS IN BANKING

July 2009: Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington takes great pride in receiving a
5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida.  5-Stars is the highest rating attainable from BAUERFINANCIAL (the Nation’s Bank Rating Firm for over a quarter of a century) and is based on the overall financial picture of the institution.

Earning a 5-Star rating indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. In fact, this is the ninth consecutive quarter that Wheatland Bank has earned this highest honor. 

Given that, it is not surprising that Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL, has high praise for Wheatland Bank. “Wheatland Bank has avoided the lending and underwriting problems that have plagued much of the banking industry. It is clear that the staff of Wheatland Bank, under the direction of Ms. Susan Horton, CEO, remains diligent in adhering to sound banking principles and standards.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

THERE ARE 8% FEWER 5-STAR BANKS THAN LAST YEAR, BUT WHEATLAND BANK IS STILL TOPS

April 2009: BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida is proud to announce that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Bank Rating Firm, has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks for over 25 years. The rating is based on the overall financial picture of the bank, and a 5-Star rating indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. This is the eighth consecutive quarter that Wheatland Bank has earned this highest honor. 

“The number of 5-Star rated banks is diminishing”, comments Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL, “but that doesn’t mean they are extinct. Wheatland Bank is an excellent example of traditional, conservative banking. In this new era of ‘back to basics’ thinking, this is exactly what you should be looking for in a bank.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

NEW YEAR, NEW BANKING CONCERNS, BUT NOT IF YOU BANK AT WHEATLAND BANK

January 2009: Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington proudly announces it has earned BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. BAUERFINANCIAL has been analyzing the nation’s banks for over 25 years and has earned the reputation as “the Nation’s Bank Rating Firm”, so to garner its highest 5-Star rating is a time-honored badge of distinction. Customers of Wheatland Bank can be proud that their bank still shines, even under the watchful eye of the BAUERFINANCIAL microscope. The rating is based on the overall financial picture of the bank and at 5-Stars indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. This is the seventh consecutive quarter that Wheatland Bank has earned this highest honor. 

“This New Year in particular brings with it a whole new set of worries, but where a consumer or business banks shouldn’t be one of them”, remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “Some banks ignored proper loan underwriting standards in recent years and are now paying the price for that decision. But, Wheatland Bank is a prime example of a bank that has stuck to traditional, conservative banking strategies. Wheatland Bank is a model of banking safety and soundness and its customers can rest assured in that knowledge.”

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

WHEATLAND BANK: A SENSE OF SECURITY IN AN INSECURE WORLD

October 2008: BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, is pleased to announce that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. It is heartening to know that there are still well run community banks, like Wheatland Bank, that have risen above the calamity that has befallen so many others. The 5-Star Superior rating is based on the overall financial picture of the bank and indicates that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. In fact, this represents the sixth consecutive quarter that Wheatland Bank has earned this highest honor. 

"It gives me great pleasure to announce that there are still banks, like Wheatland Bank, that continue to build a sense of a security in this insecure world," heralds Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. "Residents in and around eastern and central Washington have the privilege of banking with a true community bank that has stuck to true, common-sense, banking values. They can sleep soundly in the knowledge that they are banking with one of the strongest banks in the country."

Wheatland Bank was initially founded in 1979 in Davenport, Washington to serve the needs of the Lincoln Country agricultural and business communities. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making. Wheatland Bank has since expanded to 13 locations throughout Adams, Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Spokane and Yakima Counties, and is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value.

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays for its rating, nor can they elude it. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

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