Bank of the West has expanded over 130 years from the California frontier to its current position. The bank now serves over 3 million households and businesses in hundreds of communities in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BancWest Corporation, a holding company that also owns $11 billion-asset First Hawaiian Bank, which operates 61 branches in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.
Today, Bank of the West is a high-performance, full service regional financial services company with $55 billion in assets, nearly 680 banking locations and approximately 10,700 employees. The bank's development has been sustained through a strong focus on a superior level of customer service, promoted with Bank of the West's bear brand. Bank of the West operates distinct units to provide a range of superior deposit, credit and investment products and services - Commercial Banking and Regional Banking, which includes Consumer Finance.