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Be sure to tell your friends and family how great Bank of the West is by sharing the promo code and link:

  • Forward the Refer-a-Friend email1 to your friends and family members, and/or
  • Share the Refer-a-Friend link via text or any way you want, including social media

When your friend or family member opens an eligible personal checking account, you'll both be rewarded.2

Thanks for being a loyal Bank of the West customer and for referring your friends or family members to bank with us, too!

Legal information and Disclosures

Important information: By participating in this program, each party consents that Bank of the West is permitted to share information regarding the customer relationship status to both the program referring customer and to the referred friend or family member for the purposes of confirming Refer-a-Friend eligibility. Confidential account and personal information will not be shared to the program referring customer or referred friend or family member.

1By forwarding the Refer-a-Friend email, you confirm that you have prior express consent from your friends and family members whom you wish to refer.

2Requirements for Existing Referring Customer
Earn $25 for each friend or family member who opens a qualifying Bank of the West checking account (up to $1,000 per calendar year). To be eligible for the Refer-a-Friend bonus, you must currently maintain a personal checking account. Incorrect information input in www.bankofthewest.com/referafriend will delay or disqualify your referral bonus.

To receive your Refer-a-Friend bonus: 1) Refer your family members and friends to open a new Bank of the West personal checking account with qualifying activities through the referral site or visit a local branch; 2) Referred candidate must be a new Bank of the West personal checking customer who opens a new eligible personal checking account using corresponding promo code to apply in branch or through the Refer-a-Friend offer page link; 3) After your referred friend or family member has opened a new Bank of the West personal checking account and has fulfilled the qualifying activities, the $25 bonus will be deposited to your primary Bank of the West checking account within 120 days . Your account must be in open status and have a positive balance (greater than $0 balance) in order to receive the bonus. You can receive up to 40 referral bonus deposits (totaling $1,000) per calendar year. Eligible checking accounts must be opened by 12/31/2022.

Bank of the West employees are not eligible to participate in this program either as a referring customer or as a receiver of a referral from another Bank of the West customer.

To the extent required by law, Bank will report total value of the offer to the IRS on Form 1099. All accounts are subject to the Bank's standard terms and conditions and Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Bank of the West reserves the right to change or discontinue the Refer-a-Friend program at any time without prior notification.

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