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5-Star Wheatland Bank: Thriving in the Face of Adversity

5-Star Wheatland Bank: Thriving in the Face of Adversity

September 2020: Coral Gables, Florida, BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, proudly announces that Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington has once again been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. That means that, even in the current climate, Wheatland Bank is able to excel in such areas as capital adequacy, profitability and asset quality. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 54 consecutive quarters, especially now, perhaps makes this accomplishment even more significant. Wheatland Bank has earned the title of “Exceptional Performance Bank”, a status reserved for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for at least 10 consecutive years.

“Wheatland Bank is proof that some banks are able to thrive even in the face of substantial adversity. And we know the secret. As your local, community bank, Wheatland Bank has a deep understanding of the needs and conditions of this area, perhaps better than anyone,” reflects Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. In times of need, community banks coalesce with the community itself and work toward one common goal, making it to the other side. Wheatland Bank has been committed to the people and businesses in this community since 1979 and its dedication is stronger than ever. 

Wheatland Bank continues to be there for the community. Whether in person at a branch, online at or via its mobile app, 5-Star rated Wheatland Bank is at your service.


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