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  • Business in brief: WaMu to offer changeable mortgages

    Washington Mutual Inc. has begun offering a new mortgage and home equity line of credit bundled into a single loan that allows customers to reset interest rates or switch between …

  • WaMu cutting 255 jobs

    Washington Mutual, the nation’s largest savings and loan, is laying off 255 workers as part of its efforts to trim costs amid a downturn in the national housing market. Sixty-five …

  • WaMu.com still having problems

    Area customers of Washington Mutual bank were still unable Friday to pay bills online or conduct bank business via the Internet, the company said Friday. The problem has continued since …

  • Community assets

    Two decades ago a group of professionals hired to open the first Sterling Savings Bank, then called Sterling Savings Association, posed a tough question to their new boss, Chairman Harold …

  • Acquisition boosts Sterling Financial

    SEATTLE — With its planned acquisition of Golf Savings Bank in Lynnwood, Spokane’s Sterling Financial could vie to become the second-largest financial institution based in Washington. The combined company would …

  • Washington Mutual earnings soar

    Washington Mutual Inc., the nation’s largest savings and loan, reported Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings rose 22 percent from last year, spurred largely by growth in its consumer banking business. …

  • Washington Mutual to buy Providian

    SAN FRANCISCO — Washington Mutual Inc., the nation’s largest savings and loan, said Monday it is expanding into the credit card business by buying Providian Financial Corp., a once-troubled lender …

  • Not all banks hurt by rate rise

    NEW YORK – Whenever Wall Street is worried about rising interest rates, the market almost automatically sells off banking stocks, in the belief that higher rates will hurt their future …



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