Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Fairfield bank buys buildings

Bank of Fairfield, based in Fairfield, Wash., says it plans to open loan production offices next month in Colfax and Oakesdale, Wash. The company has bought two buildings to house the offices, says Bank of Fairfield President Jay Wernz. The in a...

STCU starts work on south Valley branch

STCU starts work on south Valley branch

Liberty Lake-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union says it has started construction of its 15th branch, which is scheduled to open late this year in Spokane Valley.The planned branch, which STCU will call its South Valley branch, will occupy a to...

Wells Fargo aims to gain market share

Wells Fargo aims to gain market share

The Wells Fargo Bank district that includes the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area has performed well throughout the economic downturn due to conservative lending policies, and the bank is positioned for further growth as the economy improves, regional say...

Property   PRESSURE

Property PRESSURE

Financial institutions here are resorting to a variety of tactics to unload real estate they've acquired due to a continuing swell of foreclosures and defaulted loans. Such strategies include renegotiating loans, listing bank-owned properties on...

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