MINNEAPOLIS & TACOMA, Wash.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Elan Financial Services (Elan) and Columbia Bank have partnered to offer Columbia’s customers a wider variety of credit card products with benefits including cash back, merchandise, gift certificates and travel rewards.
“Our customers deserve and expect the best from Columbia”
“Our customers deserve and expect the best from Columbia,” said Diane Wasalino, senior vice president of Columbia Bank’s Merchant Card Services Division. “That’s why we went with Elan, which is one of the industry’s leading providers of credit card services.”
“Columbia Bank, named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as among the 100 best banks in the nation, is one of the Northwest’s premier community banks and we’re proud to join as its newest partner,” said John Owens, general manager of Elan Financial services. “We believe that our suite of credit card products and unparalleled service will help serve Columbia’s customers better than ever while providing attractive benefits.”
As a card-issuing partner, Elan Financial Services provides financial institutions with best-in-class credit card products and rewards that meet the unique needs of each customer. Elan also provides card servicing and marketing as well as branch support. For more information, visit www.elanfinancialservices.com.
About Columbia Bank
Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. is the holding company of Columbia State Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank. Columbia recently received a 2013 “Top Places to Work” award from the South Sound Business Examiner and was named for the seventh consecutive year as one of Puget Sound Business Journal's 2013 “Washington's Best Workplaces.” With the recent acquisition of West Coast Bancorp, Columbia Banking System has 156 banking offices, including 86 branches in Washington State and 70 branches in Oregon. Columbia State Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook in Oregon. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at www.columbiabank.com.
About Elan Financial Services
Elan Financial Services is one of America’s oldest and largest agent credit card providers. For more than 46 years, Elan has delivered a partner-based solution, offering best-in-class products and unwavering commitment to service to more than 1,600 financial institutions across the United States. Elan's more than 2,000 employees help financial-institution clients reduce costs and risks associated with managing and growing their credit card portfolios. For more information call 800-223-7009, or visit www.elanfinancialservices.com.