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5-Star Wheatland Bank Recognized as One of the Strongest Banks in the Nation

5-Star Wheatland Bank Recognized as One of the Strongest Banks in the Nation

BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm congratulates Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington for ringing-in 2017 with its highest 5-Star Superior rating. Wheatland Bank is no newcomer to Bauer’s 5-Star Rating. In fact, Wheatland Bank has earned this top honor for 39 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commends Wheatland Bank for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of the local communities. “Community banks aren’t pushing products or services on you that you don’t need or want”, says Dorway.  “They are there to provide a service and fill a need, which Wheatland Bank has been able to do seamlessly all while maintaining its pristine health.”

Financial strength has been the priority for Wheatland Bank since its inception in 1979. Initially founded to serve the needs of Lincoln County’s agricultural and business communities, it has since expanded to 14 conveniently located branch offices. Wheatland Bank has been a source of pride for its local community for 37 years. Its original commitment is kept alive with powerful local ownership and decision making even as the bank has expanded. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value.

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at