(PHOENIX – January 25, 2019) –Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ-WAFD), which has 31 branches in Arizona, announced it has helped more than 1,000 American workers either furloughed or working without pay in the first week of its 90-day interest-free loan offer designed to pay their bills through the shutdown. This three-month interest-free offer is available to any eligible federal government employee, current customer or not, living within our eight state region for an amount equal to the net take home pay for up to six missed paychecks. It only requires a Washington Federal checking account, including Free Checking, to provide access to the funds.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Brent J. Beardall commented, “We understand many of our hard-working neighbors live paycheck to paycheck. Washington Federal is proud to step in and help them through this uncertain time and support their financial needs. Clearly the need is great and we’re happy to be assisting so many families. We will continue to offer this support.”
All interested parties are encouraged to visit one of Washington Federal’s 235 branches in eight western states or go to our website, www.washingtonfederal.com for loan terms and conditions.
Washington Federal, Inc. is the parent company of Washington Federal, a national bank that operates in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Established in 1917, the bank provides consumer and commercial deposit accounts, financing for small to middle market businesses, commercial real estate and residential real estate, including consumer mortgages, home equity lines of credit and insurance products through a subsidiary. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.