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0% interest for 
the First 90 Days

5% from Day 91 
through 12/31/2019

10% after 1/1/2020 with 
Final Payment by 12/31/2022

Government Employee Quick Relief Loan Overview:

Washington Federal is offering to help our neighbors who are Federal government employees, whether you’re currently a client or would like to be one.

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Do you need temporary assistance due to the Federal Government shutdown?

Steer clear of extreme interest rates at payday lenders, pawn shops or running up your high interest credit cards. When you need a hand up, we can provide a loan that won't set you back. 

"Even though these short-term loans, generally for $500 or less, are relatively easy to get — often through storefront payday lenders or even online — the interest can easily run into the triple digits."

*Balance due in full December 31, 2022. 


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While we're hopeful that an agreement will be reached soon, we are here to help hard-working Americans bridge the gap. Washington Federal is offering a Government Employee Quick Relief Loan for any eligible Federal Government employee who is furloughed or working without pay. 

  • Borrow up to a total of 12 weeks net (take home) pay. 
  • Pay no loan fees or application fees. 
  • No payments and 0% interest for the first 90 days. 
  • Make interest-only payments at a rate of just 5% through 12/31/2019. Rate increases to 10% starting 1/1/2020.
  • Access funds as paydays are missed by requesting additional draws.
  • Borrowed funds are required to be deposited into a Washington Federal checking account for easy access.
  • Bring your last funded Federal paycheck along with either a Furlough Notice or zero-balance paystub to apply.
  • Make payments over three years, with final payment due by 12/31/2022.
  • Available by visiting our local branches in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
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Government Employee Quick 
Relief Loan

My husband, Ed, and I express our sincere gratitude for the loan assistance during the government shutdown. We are Federal workers and have not received a paycheck since December, 2018. An unexpected family emergency depleted our savings so we were ecstatic to learn of the relief loan program offered by Washington Federal. We appreciate you giving Federal workers a hand up during this stressful time. We could not have paid our mortgage or utilities without your assistance. We will forever be grateful to Washington Federal and the wonderful staff that made this possible.

Edwin & Elizabeth Holloway
Safford, Arizona

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