This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Nearly 30 years ago, the bank once known as Washington Federal expanded into Utah. Today it’s known simply as WaFd Bank and here to tell us more is Vice President and Utah Commercial Division Manager Dane Margetts.

WaFd Bank is proud to serve small communities and big cities in eight western states by loving what we do and striving to make a difference!

Developing long term relationships with our clients has been our goal for generations. Founded in 1917, we’ve been serving the business community for over 105 years.

We focus on helping our neighbors manage their money by providing personal attention, technology and financially intelligent products. We are committed to a personal approach for all our banking clients, including small and commercial business owners. After all, we understand our success depends on yours.

WaFd Bank has grown exponentially in Utah over the last five years, with a 260% growth in deposits and 47% growth in loan originations, not to mention record quarterly earnings.

We create opportunities that strengthen neighborhoods and the lives of those we serve. Come on in and see why we’ve been voted the Best Bank by Newsweek, Forbes and!

WaFd Bank has nine locations in Utah and serves states throughout the west. While they’ve updated the name, WaFd is still the same bank you can trust. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.