Chase - Washington's new bank - today unveiled its bright blue octagon logo and respected name on 187 bank branches and 255 ATMs in Washington, reaching consumers and businesses formerly served by WaMu.
"Chase's 2,200 branch employees in Washington are focused on helping families manage their money and achieve their financial goals," said Phyllis Campbell, Chairman of the Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase.
Parent company JPMorgan Chase acquired Washington Mutual's banking operations on September 25, 2008, quickly providing customers with the security and peace of mind of a $2.2 trillion financial services company. Less than a month later, Chase opened the combined network of 14,000 Chase and WaMu ATMs nationwide to customers for no-fee withdrawals and balance inquiries.
"Customers in Washington have turned to Chase for credit cards and mortgages, and now they will get to know us as the bank in their neighborhood," Campbell said. "We will expand our services to customers by continuing to invest in our employees, our products, our branches and our communities. We work hard to support our neighbors and our neighborhoods."
Chase is investing $56 million in refurbishing and rebranding 187 bank branches and 255 ATMs. Chase plans to refurbish the branches in Washington using high efficiency HVAC and lighting systems, low irrigation plant landscaping, solar reflectance, recycled materials in walls, floors and ceilings, and Energy Star appliances.
Chase will invest $2.65 million through grants to Washington non-profits in 2009.
By the end of 2009, all former WaMu branches across the country will be operating on the Chase computer system, allowing customers to conduct their business at more than 5,000 Chase branches in 23 states.
Chase in Washington by the Numbers:
- 187 branches
- 255 ATMs
- 2,200 branch employees
- $2.65 million in grants to Washington non-profits in 2009