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Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank in Rhode Island, and one of the premier financial institutions in the region. Our history is rich and unique. Over the past two centuries, we have witnessed dramatic and ongoing change in our industry and company. In the early 1800s, we were the first to print George Washington’s likeness on currency. While it’s hard to believe, that’s 69 years before President Washington appeared on the federally issued one-dollar bill, and 132 years before the Washington quarter appeared.

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Much has changed since we printed our first banknotes in 1800. Today, people use debit cards, online banking, and mobile banking to make transactions and manage their money. One thing, however, remains steadfast at Washington Trust: our commitment to the principles established by our founders. Quality, integrity, and community guide everything we do.

We believe the personalized service that we deliver to customers each day not only differentiates us from competitors, but also contributes directly to the steady financial performance that our company has achieved. Our ability to customize solutions and turn things around quickly makes people want to do business with us for the long-term. Our decision-making is faster and our service is more local. That translates into a consistently superior customer experience.

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We are proud of our Rhode Island roots and love supporting our neighbors and fellow businesses. That’s the idea behind our “I Luv RI” campaign, which celebrates all the things we love about the Ocean State.

For more than 200 years, Washington Trust has served as trusted advisors to our customers. As Rhode Island’s Bank of Choice, we welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your financial goals.

“Consistency has been a hallmark of Washington Trust since our founding more than two centuries ago. We believe that the personalized service we deliver to customers each day not only differentiates us from our competitors, but also contributes directly to the steady financial performance that our company has achieved.”Joseph J. MarcAurele, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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