Global Credit Union closed its two Tri-City branches, located within Yoke’s Fresh Market stores in Pasco and Kennewick, on Jan. 31.

Global Credit Union closes grocery-based branches in Pasco, Kennewick

Yoke’s Fresh Market seeks to fill vacancy with another bank, credit union Global Credit Union has closed its two Tri-City grocery store branches. Officials shuttered locations inside the Pasco and Kennewick Yoke’s Fresh Market stores on Jan. 31. Global Credit Union’s 1,600 Tri-City members may keep their accounts open and rely on mobile banking, online bill […]

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State’s banking industry stable, improving in three key areas

By Roberta Hollinshead Trends in the Washington state banking industry are generally positive coming into 2018. The 44 state-chartered and three nationally-chartered banks headquartered in Washington are stable and the financial condition of these institutions has continued to improve. To best summarize the condition of the state’s banking industry, I will focus on three C’s: […]

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Trusted bankers can be key resource for farmers in times of change

by Ben Cox Being a farmer means being ready for anything. Whether managing through unreliable weather, planning against volatile crop prices or adapting to changing consumer preferences, the life of a farmer is anything but predictable. Today, the agricultural industry must also contend with new technologies that change how farmers operate, as well as increasing […]

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Washington leads way to standardize licensing practices for ‘fintech’ companies

Washington and six other states have launched a new national approach to licensing money service businesses. These businesses, known as “fintech” companies, include money transmitters, payment service providers and currency exchangers. Fintech refers to new technology used to support or enable banking and financial services. Generally, money service businesses have to apply for a license […]

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