Banking & Investments


Q&A with Rebekah Dobbs

Rebekah Dobbs STCU Commercial and Business Services Commercial Banking Manager Number of employees you oversee: 2 What is STCU’s footprint...

Check fraud is helping drive up financial fraud

We have all seen the news: card skimmers, check fraud and compromised accounts. With financial fraud on the rise, where...
COL Brunell - College affordable

Restoring affordability for college education is vital

By Don C. Brunell When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for...
Student Debt

Student loan debt burdening millions

A $1.5 trillion debt. Owed by 45 million people, or 15 percent of the U.S. population. Backed by the U.S....
Doug Wadsworth

Q&A with Doug Wadsworth

President, Tri-CU Credit Union (formerly Tri-Cities Community Federal Credit Union) Number of employees you oversee: 17 Brief background of your...
Numerica Credit Union’s cannabis banking team includes Kristen Willemsen, from left, David Wilson, David Bain, Jordyn Gese and Roger Fitzpatrick. (Photo by Virginia Thomas/Spokane Journal of Business)

Financial institutions watch cannabis proposal

By Virginia Thomas / Spokane Journal of Business Washington financial institutions and regulators say they’re closely watching several pieces of...
Jones Chart - Median Household Income

Tri-City finance sector rooted in supportive economy

By D. Patrick Jones Nearly every reader of this column has a relationship with a bank, credit union, mortgage lender...
Numerica Pasco

Numerica to open new Pasco branch off Road 100

Spokane-based Numerica Credit Union is building a new branch off Road 100 in Pasco. The 3,152-square-foot new office at 4845...

Gesa merges with Inspirus

A planned merger of Gesa Credit Union and Seattle-based Inspirus Credit Union recently received approval from state and federal regulators....
D. Patrick Jones

Tri-Cities’ financial sector boosted by strong economy

By D. Patrick Jones Remember the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid?” It certainly is true when assessing the state of...

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