Banner Bank

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Banner Corporation
Traded as
IndustryCommercial Banks
Founded1890 (as National Building Loan & Trust Association)
HeadquartersWalla Walla, Washington, United States
Key people
Mark J. Grescovich (President & CEO)
RevenueIncreaseUS$225M (Q2 2016)
US$38.1M (Q2 2016)
Total assetsUS$9.9B (Q2 2016)
Total equityUS$1.3B (Q2 2016)
Number of employees
Approximately 2,000

Banner Bank is a Washington-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington, with roots that date back to 1890.[2] The bank provides services in commercial real estate, construction, residential, agricultural and consumer loans. It also provides community banking services through its branches and loan offices located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. [3]

Banner Bank is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.[4]

Banner Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banner Corporation. Banner Corporation common stock is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market® under the symbol "BANR".


A Banner Bank branch in Hillsboro, Oregon

Banner's roots date back to 1890, when the National Building Loan & Trust Association was founded in Walla Walla, Washington.[2][4] The bank grew over the following century and in October 2000 changed its name to Banner Corp and announced its 38 branches would all operate as Banner Bank. Previously, the Washington and Idaho branches had operated under separate brands such as First Savings Bank, Whatcom State Bank, Seaport Citizens Bank and Towne Bank.

Throughout the company's history, Banner has experienced steady growth through organic, de novo expansion as well as through acquisitions. The most notable acquisition growth in recent years includes:

December 2006 - Islanders Bank of San Juan County, which continues to be separately chartered and managed.

May 2007 - F&M Bank of Spokane Valley, Washington, with 14 branches.

October 2007 - NCW Community Bank of Wenatchee, Washington.

March 2015 - Siuslaw Bank, a 10-branch bank headquartered in Florence, Oregon.

October 2015 - AmericanWest Bank of Spokane, Washington, adding 105 branches and expanding the bank's footprint into Utah and California.

November 2018 - Skagit Bank of Burlington, Washington[5]


Deposit products include checking, savings, money market accounts, IRAs and Certificates of Deposit. Related to lending, consumers can access personal loans and lines of credit, including auto, RV, home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOC) among others.

Home lending is a significant portion of Banner's overall lending, and the bank is a direct financing source (non-broker). Clients can access all types of home loans including, fixed-rate, adjustable rate, Veteran's Administration loans, first-time home buyer programs and more. Clients can apply online directly from the Banner Bank website.

The bank offers solutions for business and commercial banking clients of all asset sizes. This includes traditional commercial loans and lines, income property loans, merger and acquisition financing, and agricultural lending. Banner also has lending teams specializing in commercial real estate builder financing and large-scale multi-family lending. Additionally, Banner has developed a QuickStep loan program to offer businesses with smaller lending needs a swift application to funding channel—with decisions often in just a few days from completed application. Banner is a very active small business lender and is an SBA Preferred Lender.

Commercial and business clients also benefit from treasury management services, international and trade finance, merchant services, commercial credit cards and other supplemental products and services.


  1. ^ "Seven from state to join Russell 3000 Index". The News Tribune. 15 Jun 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Serving Communities in the West Since 1890". Banner Bank. Retrieved 13 Feb 2017.
  3. ^ "All Branch Locations". Banner Bank. Retrieved 13 Feb 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Banner Bank (FDIC # 28489)". Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Retrieved 13 Feb 2017. (Due to URL issues, link requires and additional click on the "Banner Bank" link.)
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