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Ronald L. Westad
Second Quarter 2021 – Building for a better future

On March 1 we achieved a significant milestone – the completion of the account conversion process related to our 2019 Pinnacle Bank acquisition. While the conversion had little impact on most members, for the approximately 2,500 former clients of Pinnacle Bank, it meant adjusting to new account numbers, debit cards, online and mobile banking platforms, and other changes. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we worked through this process.

For all of us – all 140,000 Arizona Federal members and growing – the conversion process means exciting opportunities for the future and the ability to serve our community’s financial needs in more ways than ever before.

Introducing business accounts, loans & services

One of the biggest benefits resulting from the Pinnacle Bank acquisition is the introduction of a full suite of banking services for our business owners. From checking, savings, credit cards, commercial and SBA loans, merchant bankcard services, and more, Arizona Federal can now meet just about any of your business banking needs.

To learn more about these new accounts and services, please visit If you have questions or are ready to open a business account, give us a call or stop by a branch. We’ll be happy to assist you.

Branches, masks & vaccines

On May 13 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Arizona Federal has followed CDC guidelines; therefore, members who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask when visiting our branches.

And as a reminder, if you do need to visit a branch lobby, please schedule an appointment in advance. It will save you time and help us serve you more quickly.

Board election results

Thank you to all of our members who participated in our recent Board election. I extend my congratulations to Tim Black, Zeek Ojeh and Jennifer Samuels, who were elected to three-year terms. I also extend my gratitude to the entire Board of Directors, who volunteer their time and expertise in service to members, employees and our local communities – thank you!

In health and safety,

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Ronald L. Westad
President and Chief Executive Officer