Bank of the West is a holding company with over 700 locations in the West, but also in the American Midwest. The bank has a considerable footprint in California and Colorado. Some of the newest locations of Bank of the West are in Arizona, Iowa and Nebraska. The company has begun to expand overseas, opening officers in Teipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan. The bank is a subsidiary of the French financial giant BNP Paribas, having formerly been an operation of Banque National de Paris before the merger of BNP with Paribas in 2000.
Bank of the West offers a wide array of products and services for individuals as well as small and large businesses. Checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, loans, insurance and investments are among the services offered for individual banking customers at Bank of the West. Small businesses enjoy all of the services offered to personal banking customers. This means that small business owners can easily combine all their banking errands into a single trip. You can also get SBA loans through Bank of the West. Bank of the West isn't just for small businesses--they also offer a variety of banking services for larger businesses.