5-Star Wheatland Bank Fostering Relationships, Accountability
December 15, 2017
BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has once again secured a 5-Star rating. What a great way to start 2018! (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Wheatland Bank has earned and maintained this top honor for 43 consecutive quarters putting it in an even more prominent position as an “Exceptional Performance Bank”. This designation is reserved for those banks securing a 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters or longer.
“Because community banks put their focus on local people and small businesses, they are perfectly positioned to provide the specialized support that is unique to their area,” acknowledges Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Community banks, like Wheatland Bank, promote local growth by investing back into the same neighborhoods that their deposits come from. By fostering these local relationships, they achieve two goals: they are highly capitalized and they are accountable to their customers.”
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 14 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 38 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 (wheatlandbank.com).
Wheatland Bank: “A Local Community Bank Committed to Remaining Independent.”
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 can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.