Intro – Banner Bank Reviews & Ranking

Banner Bank was recently ranked and reviewed by AdvisoryHQ as a top rated banking firm. Firms on our top rated lists were selected after they successfully passed AdvisoryHQ’s groundbreaking, four-step banks and credit unions selection methodology

Click here for a step-by-step breakdown of the methodology and selection process used during our Banner Bank review: AdvisoryHQ’s Methodology for Selecting Top Banks and Credit Unions.

TheBanner Bank review below provides a detailed assessment, including some of the factors used by AdvisoryHQ News in its ranking and selection of Banner Bank.

Banner Bank Review

Banner Bank is one of the top rated banks and has been serving communities in the Western region of the country since 1890. During that long history, it has remained dedicated to being the best at providing financial services to clients.

Banner Bank was founded as a Washington state-chartered commercial bank, and it remains a subsidiary of Banner Corporation.

Banner Bank headquarters are in Walla Walla, Washington, and, today, there are 190 full-service branches and 12 loan offices throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Utah.

Banner Bank Review

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Key Factors Leading Us to Rank This Firm as One of This Year’s Top Banking Firms

Upon completing our detailed reviews, Banner Bank was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best banking firms based on the following factors. 

Banner Bank Review: Connected Checking

Banner Bank has several valuable checking account options, but Connected Checking is ideal for anyone seeking conveniences, simplicity, and general ease of use, along with free access.

Connected Checking includes free use of Banner Bank ATMs and unlimited rebates of any surcharges that might be assessed through the use of non-Banner ATMs throughout the world.

There is no service charge, and the minimum opening balance is only $50. This account also includes a personal debit card with MasterCard Zero Liability Protection, Apple Pay, and MasterCard Identity Theft Alerts.

Other perks include unlimited check writing, free notary public services, and the availability of direct deposit.

Banner Bank Review: Financial Planning Tools

This full-service banking firm focuses not only on the provision of top-notch products and services but also on excellent resources and education tools.

Users can visit the online Advice Center to access information on everything from staying secure when making purchases to foreign travel and how to maximize your use of online banking.

There is also an area of the Advice Center dedicated to financial planning tools, which includes calculators and guides on topics such as the following:

  • Should I refinance?
  • Should I rent or buy?
  • How much can I afford when purchasing a home?
  • How long will it take to pay off my credit card?
  • What is the yield on my portfolio?
  • How can I save a million dollars?
  • How much should I save each month?
  • How long will my retirement savings last?

Banner Bank Review: TruRewards MasterCard

There are several credit card options available from Banner Bank, one of which is the TruRewards MasterCard. The TruRewards card lets cardholders earn four points for every $1 in purchases

Rewards are unlimited with no annual point cap, no annual fee, and no fee for cash advances. Balance transfer rates are incredibly low as well.

This card includes Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Emergency Assistance, and $250,000 in Travel Accident Coverage.

Banner Bank Review: Banner’s Best Savings

Banner’s Best Savings is the premium savings account option. This account is the highest-yielding option with tiered interest, and it also includes the flexibility to make withdrawals from the account at ATMs or in person. Interest is compounded daily and credited quarterly.

The minimum opening balance is only $100, and for those account holders who maintain a minimum daily balance of $5,000, the monthly service charge is waived.

Additional features of Banner’s Best Savings include unlimited deposits, free online banking, and free mobile banking as well as an available automatic savings plan.

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