What is now Bank of the West has expanded over 130 years from the California frontier to its current position. The bank now serves nearly 4 million households and businesses in hundreds of communities in 19 Western and Midwestern states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Today, Bank of the West is a high-performance, full service regional financial services company with over $61 billion in assets, more than 700 commercial and retail 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 employs a business model that lets the bank make service-focused decisions -- about credit, products and other aspects of its operations -- as quickly, consistently and as close to the customer as possible. The bank operates distinct units to provide a range of superior deposit, credit, insurance and investment products and services — Commercial Banking and Regional Banking, which includes National Finance. – less