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Washington Federal Savings

Washington Federal Savings is the savings and loan subsidiary of Washington Federal, Inc., a bank holding company based in Seattle, Washington that trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol WFSL. It has operations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Texas.

Founded on April 24, 1917 as Ballard Savings and Loan, it kept the name of Bothell's Washington Federal Savings and Loan after merging with it in 1958. WFSL demutualized in 1982, and the present holding company structure was adopted in 1995.

Mergers and acquisitions subsequent to 1958 include the following:

On May 20, 2003, Washington Federal announced a merger agreement with the four-branch, Seattle-based United Savings and Loan Bank. United Savings, founded on July 6, 1960 by Robert and Ruth J. Chinn, was the first Asian American-owned savings and loan in the United States.