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Washington banks offer assistance to furloughed workers

Some Washington banks are offering special rate short-term loans, and waiving fees while others are working with clients individually to help them manage this challenging event.

Some Washington banks are offering special assistance to furloughed federal workers during the partial government shutdown.

Many Washington Bankers Association (WBA) member banks announced special rate short-term loans, with low or zero interest rates, as a way to help families impacted by the shutdown. Other banks are working with clients and waiving fees.

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“I’m proud to see our member banks helping customers affected by this shutdown in their local communities,” said Glen Simecek, president and CEO of WBA. “It can be very hard not knowing when your next paycheck is coming, and I am heartened to see our members reducing some of that uncertainty. I encourage anyone affected by the shutdown to reach out to their own financial institution.”

Washington Federal announced a loan program to help federal workers affected by the shutdown. 

Below is a list of Washington banks offering programs or assistance during the government shutdown. 

  • 1st Security Bank of Washington
  • Baker Boyer Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Banner Bank
  • Cashmere Valley Bank
  • First Federal
  • KeyBank
  • Kitsap Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Sound Community Bank
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Washington Federal
  • Wells Fargo

Contact the bank for more information.