December 7, 2010 – BauerFinancial has increased Puget Sound Bank’s Star rating from 4 Stars (“Excellent”) to 5 Stars (“Superior”), its highest rating. BauerFinancial is an independent organization that has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks since 1983. Institutions do not pay a fee to BauerFinancial for their ratings, nor can they avoid a rating. Please click here to access the BauerFinancial website: www.bauerfinancial.com.
BauerFinancial’s Star ratings are based on the call report data that all banks are required to file with the FDIC on a quarterly basis. Criteria used to determine a bank’s rating include but are not limited to: 1) the capital ratio (net worth to total assets), 2) liquidity, 3) profitability, and the level of delinquent loans.
Puget Sound Bank’s performance in 2010 reflects the many positive trends we have seen this year: strong capital and liquidity, robust local deposit growth and solid credit quality. We are pleased that our performance continues to be recognized by an independent third party organization.