SaviBank Establishes Loan Production Team in Friday Harbor
Posted October 25, 2021 at 12:14 pm by Tim Dustrude
Mount Vernon, WA – October 25, 2021 – SaviBank announced that it has formed a new lending team located in Friday Harbor, serving the business and personal lending needs in San Juan County, including San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands.
“Our new lending team in Friday Harbor presents a fantastic opportunity for SaviBank to serve the San Juan County market. Fortunately, we have four community bankers with roots in the area to carry out our mission and share our commitment to value,” said Andrew Hunter, President and CEO of SaviBank. “Leading the team is Bruce Martin, Senior Vice President and Loan Production Manager. Martin, who was formerly EVP/Chief Credit Officer with Islanders Bank, is a seasoned banker and proven leader, and we are excited to have him lead this new lending team as we expand our presence in San Juan County.”
Rounding out the team is Mike Taylor, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Scott Sluis, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, and AJ Tokunaga, Vice President and Commercial & Mortgage Loan Officer. The entire lending team was formerly with Islanders Bank in San Juan County and collectively brings over 27 years of banking experience in the San Juan Islands. SaviBank will be opening a loan production office at 232 A Street #C in Friday Harbor in mid-November.
“Over the past few years, we have been actively growing SaviBank and expanding our presence in and around the communities we serve,” said Michal D. Cann, Chairman of SaviBank. “In January, after exploring opportunities to enter the mortgage lending market, we brought in a team of seasoned, qualified bankers to establish a mortgage lending division. In April, we closed on the purchase of the Freeland branch on Whidbey Island from Coastal Community Bank, and relocated from our existing Freeland branch to the new location. This new branch is in a better location, and will help us expand our footprint in Freeland and throughout Whidbey Island. All of these efforts complement our expansion efforts put into place in 2019, when we opened full-service branches in Concrete, Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon, relocated our loan production office into a full-service branch in Anacortes and relocated our Oak Harbor branch and our main Burlington branch. Friday Harbor is our newest expansion and we will continue to look for ways to add new talent and expand our company franchise while supporting our customers and communities.”
SaviBank is a commercial bank originally chartered in Burlington, Washington, with a community bank focus. The Bank began operations April 11, 2005. SaviBank proudly serves Skagit, Whatcom, and Island Counties with branches in Anacortes, Burlington, Bellingham, Concrete, Freeland, Mount Vernon (2), Oak Harbor, and Sedro-Woolley. The Bank provides loan and deposit services to customers who are predominantly small and middlemarket businesses and individuals in and around Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties. As a locally-owned community bank, we believe that when everyone becomes Savi about their finances, our entire community benefits. Call us or stop by one of our branches and we’ll show you how to bank Savi. For additional information about SaviBank visit www.savibank.com.
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