AmericanWest Bancorp. in Spokane must boost capital at its banking unit by Sept. 8 under a cease-and-desist order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.

The $1.8 billion-asset AmericanWest disclosed Friday that its bank would be required to increase its leverage ratio to 10%, double the typical minimum needed to be considered well capitalized.

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