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Opus Bank Opens New Banking Office in Gig Harbor; First In Pierce County

Gregory Beals will serve as vice president and retail banking manager at the Gig Harbor office, located at 4823 Point Fosdick Drive NW.

Big news for anyone in the Gig Harbor financial community.

Opus Bank opened a banking office today right here in the Harbor. It's the California-based bank's first office in Pierce County and 22nd in the Puget Sound.

The office is located at 4823 Point Fosdick, at the intersection of Point Fosdick Drive and Olympic Drive.

The bank also announced that Gregory Beals will serve as vice president and retail banking manager at the Gig Harbor office.

The company says it plans to open a Tacoma office later this year.

Here's the full press release from Opus:

OPUS BANK ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ITS GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON BANKING OFFICE

EVERETT, Wash. – January 14, 2013 – Opus Bank (the “Bank”) announced today that it has opened its third new banking office in the State of Washington; in the city of Gig Harbor.  The new banking office is the Bank’s first in Pierce County and 22nd in the Puget Sound region in Washington.

The new Gig Harbor banking office is located at 4823 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, at the intersection of Point Fosdick Drive and Olympic Drive.

The Bank is also pleased to announce that Gregory Beals has joined the Bank as Vice President and will serve as the Retail Banking Manager for the Gig Harbor banking office.  Mr. Beals is a 20-year financial services veteran and has served in senior leadership and business development positions with Washington Mutual Bank, Evergreen Mortgage Company, and Homestreet Bank.

Debbie McLeod, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking of Opus Bank, stated, “We welcome Greg Beals to our team of experienced bankers and wish him every success as he expands our banking client relationships in Pierce County, Washington.” McLeod added, “The Gig Harbor banking office represents a tremendous opportunity for clients in the Gig Harbor vicinity to conveniently access Opus Bank’s comprehensive suite of banking products, services, and solutions. Additionally, we look forward to further expanding Opus Bank’s footprint in western Washington with the planned openings of new banking offices in Seattle and Tacoma later this year.”

About Opus Bank
Opus Bank, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank with $2.7 billion of total assets, $1.9 billion of total loans, and $2.0 billion in total deposits, as of September 30, 2012. Opus Bank provides high-value, relationship-based banking products and exceptional service to its clients comprised of small and mid-sized commercial businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, professionals, and consumers. Opus Bank offers a wide range of loan products, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, multifamily residential, conforming and jumbo single-family residential, and consumer loans; and is a Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Preferred Lender. Opus Bank operates 55 banking offices, including 33 banking offices in California and 22 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington. For additional information about Opus Bank, please visit our website: www.opusbank.com.

John Doe January 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Off the top of my head I can count no less than 10 banks/credit unions (not counting this one) within just a few blocks of this new bank. Seriously, how many banks does Gig Harbor need? Seems like the market is saturated.

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