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Global, Alaska USA credit unions to join forces

Anchorage, Alaska-based Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and Spokane-based Global Credit Union intend to combine, the financial institutions announced late Thursday....

New Wells Fargo branch envisioned on South Hill

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. has begun planning a new bank branch inside the Lincoln Height...

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Taxing Concerns: Spokane bankers question proposed IRS reporting mandate

Spokane-area community banks and credit unions are unified in opposition to proposed federal ...

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Former Itron employees form Treasury4 fintech startup

A trio of former Itron Inc. employees has launched Treasury4 Inc., a fintech software startup aimed ...

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Tax proposals said to affect retirement decisions

Inland Northwest financial experts have observed an increase in people retiring slightly earlier...

Current pace of inflation might not be that worrisome

Every day, it seems, there is a warning about inflation, especially in the U.S. where consumer prices jumped 5.4% in July from the previous year and a full 0.9% increase from the month of June. Even if you take out volatile food and energy prices...

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Stauffer & Associates acquires Butler Robinson

Liberty Lake-based accounting firm Stauffer & Associates PLLC has acquired Spokane Valley-based Butler Robinson & Associates PS. Sam Mansour, owner, partner, and...

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PrimeSource Credit Union starts renovation of University District branch

PrimeSource Credit Union, of Spokane, is working on a full renovation of its branch at 428 E. Third, east of downtown Spokane. Permits have been issued for the project, and work has begun, says Annettee Babb, CEO of PrimeSource. Demolition of some ...

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Banking AI in the Inland Northwest

Two Inland Northwest credit unions are turning to artificial intelligence to make credit and loan decisions, a move representatives say will make the process more accurate and efficient, while opening up employees to more engagement with customers. ...

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Financial institutions thrived in first half of 2021

Some bank and credit union executives here say that while they’re wary of the effects of the COVID-19 variants and of the threat of inflation, 2021 has so far been a year of growth in most product areas....

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