First Financial Northwest Bank is a corporate leader. We take our responsibilities seriously, not just as a member of this community, but as a regional and even national entity. We will continue to respect the rights and privacies of individuals and do not tolerate any prejudice, whether it be based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sensory, physical or mental handicap, political ideology, or sexual orientation.
Outside surcharges may be assessed at some ATM locations. The above limits only apply to consumer accounts. For business accounts please reference your Business Debit Card Agreement.
The Funds Availability Policy has been revised due to recent changes to Regulation CC - Expedited Funds Availability Act. We’ve updated the amount of money that becomes available to you when a funds hold is placed on a deposit. The first $200 of the deposit amount placed on hold will become available the next business day.
For additional information, please review our Funds Availability Disclosure.
The federal regulation limiting the amount of checks written on all Money Market Accounts has been increased from three (3) to six (6), with the six-per-month transaction limitation by means of check, debit card or similar order payable to third parties still applies.
By providing your cell phone number, you have given us express consent to send telemarketing text messages regarding our products and services. Pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission “FCC), it is important that you understand the following:
You agree and expressly consent to be contacted by the Company and by our agents through the contact information including the cell phone number that you provided.
Opt-out or STOP
If you wish to stop receiving marketing text messages from First Financial Northwest Bank reply STOP to any text message sent.
Help or Support
If at any time you need contact information or information on how to stop text messages, reply to any text message sent by replying HELP.
First Financial Northwest Bank
Attn: Marketing Department
PO Box 360
Renton, WA 98057
info at ffnwb dot com
The Wallet enables you to create virtual representations of your Card, using a Token on your Device that will permit you to use your Device to make (i) contactless payments at merchants’ contactless-enable point-of-sale terminals or readers that accept contactless payments in the United States, its commonwealths, possessions, and territories in lieu of you presenting your physical Card and (ii) online or in-app purchases at merchants participating in the Wallet. A Token is a VISA assigned number that replaces your card account number and information in the transaction process.
Your Account or Cardholder Agreements Still Apply
Using a Card for the Wallet
If you want to add a Card to the Wallet, you must follow the procedures adopted by the Wallet Provider and any further procedures we adopt. You understand that not all Cards are eligible to be added to the Wallet. We may not add a Card to the Wallet if we cannot authenticate the Card or if we otherwise suspect that there may be fraud associated with the Card. The Wallet Provider allows you to make purchases using an added Card wherever the Wallet is accepted. In certain cases, the Wallet may not be accepted outside the United States or at all places where your Card is accepted.
We do not charge you any fees for adding a Card to the Wallet. Please consult your Account Agreements for any applicable fees or other charges associated with your Card. In addition, the Wallet Provider or other third parties, such as wireless companies or data service providers, may charge you service fees in connection with your use of your Device or Wallet.
First Financial Northwest Bank is Not Responsible for the use or Function of the Wallet
First Financial Northwest Bank is not the provider of the mobile wallet applications and is not responsible for its use and function except as it relates to the Card. If you have any questions or issues with a third party product or service, including issues pertaining to the operation of your Device, please contact the appropriate third party in accordance with that third party’s procedures for customer support and assistance. We are not responsible for any failure of the Wallet or a Wallet Provider, or your inability to use the Wallet for any transactions. We are also not responsible for any loss, injury, or inconvenience you suffer as a result of a merchant refusing to accept the Wallet. First Financial is responsible for validation of new tokens, as well as suspending, or deleting cards and tokens in the card system.
Your Responsibilities to Keep Your Card Secure and Notify Us of Errors or Fraud
You agree to protect and keep your User ID, personal identification number (PIN), passwords, and all other information required for you to make purchases with your Card using the Wallet confidential. If you share these credentials with others, you are authorizing them to access the Wallet and make purchases with your Card or obtain your personal information. You agree to notify First Financial Northwest Bank immediately if your Device is lost, stolen, or replaced so that we may delete your Wallet enrollment.
Your Account Agreements require you to contact us promptly if you believe there are errors or if you suspect fraud with your Card. We will resolve any potential error or fraudulent purchase in accordance with the Account Agreements. We will not be liable for any losses you incur except as specifically described in the Account Agreements or as otherwise provided by law.
Security of Mobile Pay
The Wallet Provider is responsible for the security of information provided to it or stored in the Wallet. We are not responsible if there is a security breach affecting any information stored in the Wallet or sent from a Wallet Provider. You agree not to deactivate any of the security features on your Device or bypass procedures to safeguard your Card.
We Can Suspend or Cancel Your Use of a Card
We can suspend your ability to use a Card to make purchases using the Wallet or cancel your Card. We may take these actions at any time and for any reason, such as if we suspect fraud with your Card, if you have an overdrawn or negative balance on your Card account, if applicable laws change, or if directed to do so by the Wallet Provider or the applicable card network (such as Visa®). You may remove a Card from the Wallet by following the Wallet Provider’s procedures for removal. We reserve the right to discontinue supporting the use of any Card with the Wallet.
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
We May Change These Terms at Any Time
We may change these Terms at any time, by changing these Terms or your Account Agreements, and we will provide advance notice of these changes if we are required to do so under applicable laws. You agree to any such changes by continuing to keep a Card enrolled in the Wallet. If you do not accept a change to these Terms, you must remove all Cards from all Wallet Providers.
If you have any questions, disputes, or complaints about the Wallet, you should contact the Wallet Provider. If you have any questions, disputes, or complaints about your Card, you should contact First Financial Northwest Bank at 1-866-372-1200.
‘Check 21’ - The Check Truncation Act is a federal law that allows banks to handle checks electronically. This allows large volumes of checks to be processed quickly and efficiently, and results in these significant benefits for you: Checks clear faster, and as each check clears, the new balance is reflected on the account.
Fraud is reduced because, as checks clear faster, banks are able to identify fraudulent items sooner and minimize customer inconvenience. Check images are accessible to you online and readily available to print if needed.
The Seattle office of the Federal Reserve Bank became a Check 21 capture and print facility, and all paper checks deposited to the Seattle office will be converted to Check 21 for collection.
What this means to you....
First Financial Northwest Bank will be truncating checks for all accounts with check writing capability. First Financial Northwest Bank will not return your cancelled checks. For your convenience, we offer Online Banking, an internet banking service available at www.ffnwb.com, where you can view the front and back of your cancelled checks online. We know this will be a change for many of you. If you have questions about your statement please don’t hesitate to call or stop in the office.
First Financial Northwest Bank is concerned with the prevalence of email and internet-related fraudulent schemes, such as "phishing" (fishing) and ID theft. Our web site should not be accessed from a link provided by a third party. It should only be accessed by typing in the web site name or the URL address, into the web browser, or by using an established "bookmark" that directs your browser to our site. An outside link may take you to a site which appears like First Financial Northwest Bank, however this could lead to a "spoofed" site which is out to trick customers in to thinking they are responding to a bona fide request, and divulge personal information. First Financial Northwest will never ask for any personal or financial information from you via email.
We will not request your social security number, account number nor P.I.N.s. Please report any such requests to our institution.
Banks are required to comply with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Please refer to the Internet Gambling and Your Bank pamphlet for information you need to know about what banks are doing to ensure illegal internet gambling activities are thwarted.
Click here to open the FDIC brochure - A Cybersecurity Guide for Customers of Financial Institutions
First Financial Northwest Bank is unable to support and maintain account(s) that have residential or mailing addresses or other contact information in European countries due to the far-reaching regulatory impact imposed by GDPR.