Peoples Bank to Consolidate East Wenatchee and Wenatchee Financial Center Branches
November 22, 2017
Decision reflects commitment to providing top-quality customer service and supporting long-term growth in the Wenatchee Valley.
Wenatchee, WA – November 22, 2017 –
Today, Peoples Bank announced that it will consolidate its East Wenatchee branch at Safeway Foods with its Wenatchee Financial Center branch. Combined branch operations will be placed at the Wenatchee Financial Center, located at 901 N. Mission Street. This full-service branch offers personal and business banking services, real estate and commercial loan centers, as well as safe deposit boxes. All East Wenatchee branch staff were offered the opportunity to transfer to the Wenatchee Financial Center and retain employment with Peoples Bank. Branch consolidation will be completed on March 1, 2018.
“After careful consideration, we determined that the size and accessibility of our East Wenatchee Office, located within the Safeway Store, was no longer meeting our branch standards for delivering the best full relationship banking customer experience,” said Mark Swanson, Peoples Bank Regional Retail Banking Manager. “We apologize in advance to our customers for any inconvenience that may result from this change.”
Peoples Bank is committed to long-term growth and success in the Wenatchee Valley. The Bank’s first branch in Wenatchee opened in 2003 and moved to what is now known as the Wenatchee Financial Center in 2013. The East Wenatchee Office opened in 2004. As the market continues to grow, Peoples Bank will evaluate future expansion opportunities to add a full-service Peoples Bank Branch in East Wenatchee.
All customer accounts, debit card access, and online and mobile banking services will remain unchanged through the transition. Affected customers can contact either branch, or customer service at (800) 584-8859, with questions about their accounts. Hours and contact information for both branches can be found at https://www.peoplesbank-wa.com/locations/branch-locations#loc1
About Peoples Bank
Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with over $1.6 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, the Bank was founded in 1921 and operates 25 branches located throughout Washington. In its most recent rating, Bauer Financial, a leading independent bank rating firm, awarded Peoples Bank its highest five-star superior rating. This rating recognizes Peoples Bank’s strong financial management practices, dedicated employees and long-standing customer relationships.