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Nov 27, 2017
BNP Paribas strengthens and diversifies its US M&A Platform


Nov 24, 2017
Bank of the West's Private and Commercial Banking Groups Respectively, Named Best Private Bank in the Western United States and Best Commercial Bank in the United States by World Finance Magazine


Nov 08, 2017
Bank of the West Wealth Management Hosts Silicon Valley Millennial Event as part of BNP Paribas Wealth Management 2017 Global NextGen Experience Series


Oct 20, 2017
Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group Announces Two New Cash Management Services Adding to Suite of Solutions


Sep 28, 2017
Bank of the West Continues Expansion of Commercial Banking Group with Opening of Commercial Banking Center in Texas


Sep 25, 2017
American Banker today named Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Leaders to “The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance” Awards


Sep 25, 2017
Bank of the West Ad Campaign, “Good Things Happen When Your Local Bank Goes Big,” Highlights the Bank’s Local Focus with the Global Reach of BNP Paribas


Jul 10, 2017
Bank of the West Appoints Ryan Bailey as Head of Retail Banking Group


Jun 28, 2017
BancWest Receives No Objection To Its 2017 Capital Plan And Releases Company-Run Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Results


Jun 26, 2017
Bank of the West Appoints Karin Lockovitch as Chief Compliance Officer


Jun 22, 2017
Bank of the West’s Nandita Bakhshi and Meghan Birmingham Leader Recognized in San Francisco Business Times’ 2017 “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area”


Jun 20, 2017
Bank of the West Named a 2017 ‘Best Bank’ By Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


Jun 14, 2017
Bank of the West Launches Any Deposit Checking Across Its Entire 19-State Branch Footprint


Jun 06, 2017
Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group Announces Opening of Commercial Banking Center in Ohio Region


May 19, 2017
Bank of the West Wins 2017 Kantar TNS Choice Award for Excellence in Consumer Retail Banking


May 11, 2017
Bank of the West Ranked Among America’s Best Employers by Forbes


May 05, 2017
Bank of the West Sponsors TiEcon 2017, Now In Its 25th Year


Apr 26, 2017
The Millennial Dichotomy: Millennials Want Flexibility but Opt for Stability, While Seeking their American Dream, According to Bank of the West Study


Apr 25, 2017
Bank of the West Launches Expanded Mortgage Program for International Clients


Mar 15, 2017
Bank of the West Unveils New Brand at BNP Paribas Open - Reinforces Strong Local Connection with BNP Paribas’ Global Capabilities


Feb 28, 2017
Five New Mobile Wallets Offer Bank of the West Customers Choice and Convenience for Speedy Checkout


Feb 16, 2017
Summer Concert & Fireworks Finale: Bank of the West Celebrates America Set for June 30, 2017 Now in Its 27th Year


Jan 30, 2017
Bank of the West Adds to Presence in the Twin Cities with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch


Jan 09, 2017
Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group Adds New Executives to Lead Expanding Teams in Northern California

Dec 15, 2016
BNP Paribas strengthens and diversifies its US M&A Platform


Dec 08, 2016
Bank of the West Hosts 22nd Annual Pacific Rim Client Appreciation Dinner


Dec 08, 2016
Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group Led the Syndication in the Acquisition of Duckhorn Wine Company by TSG Consumer Partners


Nov 30, 2016
Bank of the West Earns Recognition as a 2016 Javelin Online Banking Leader in the “Customer-First Banking” Category


Nov 18, 2016
Bank of the West Honored Ashoka and Community Resources Housing Development Corporation at the Seventh Annual Philanthropy Awards


Nov 14, 2016
Bank of the West Announces New Unlimited Cash Back Mastercard with No Annual Fee


Nov 09, 2016
Built with Purpose — Bank of the West Wealth Management Group Focuses on Helping Clients Find a Purpose in their Philanthropy


Nov 01, 2016
Bank of the West and J.D. Power Sign Comprehensive, Multi-Year Agreement Focused on Enhancing the Bank-Wide Customer Experience


Oct 17, 2016
Perry DeLuca, Peter Hsu, and Tony Bowker Join Bank of the West’s Beverage Group


Sep 20, 2016
Bank of the West Awarded World Finance Magazine’s 2016 Best Commercial Bank and Private Bank in the Western United States


Sep 14, 2016
Bank of the West to Fund Financial Education for 30 California High Schools


Aug 15, 2016
Study from Bank of the West and Fiserv Quantifies the Value of Digital Banking Based on Customer Engagement


Jul 26, 2016
Small Business Owners Put Everything They Have Into Their Businesses— Nearly Nine in 10 Say It's All Worth It


Jul 15, 2016
Bank of the West Celebrates 25th Year as Title Sponsor of the Bank of the West Classic


Jul 14, 2016

Bank of the West Announces it Will Provide Customers with an Enhanced Online and Mobile Shopping Experience with Masterpass by Mastercard


Jul 12, 2016
Bank of the West Appoints Banking Veteran Mary Smith to Head Atlanta Office and Strengthen Southeast Presence


Jun 24, 2016
Bank of the West Announces Winners of the San Francisco-based 2016 International Hackathon Hosted in Partnership with BNP Paribas


Jun 13, 2016
Millennials Have Strong Desire to Pursue Impact Investing, According to Research by Toniic and Sponsored by Bank of the West


Jun 03, 2016
Bank of the West Grows Presence in La Jolla with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch


May 20, 2016
Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Host Second Annual International Hackathon Held June 17-19 at Galvanize in San Francisco


May 10, 2016
Bank of the West Creates New Community Ambassador Role: Full-Time Professional Will be embedded in the Nonprofit Sector


May 05, 2016
Bank of the West’s Kirsten Garen and Jenny Flores among San Francisco Business Times’ Bay Area 2016 Most Influential Women in Business


May 04, 2016
Spencer Gould Joins Bank of the West Wealth Management in Los Angeles to Strengthen the Family Wealth Advisors Team


May 03, 2016
Mike Wamsganz New Head of Retail Banking in Rocky Mountain Region at Bank of the West


May 02, 2016
Bank of the West Opens the First HOPE Inside Center in Colorado


Apr 28, 2016
Bank of the West Partners with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to Bring Art, Culture and Education to the West


Apr 27, 2016
Bank of the West Expands Presence in New Mexico with New Wealth Management Center in Albuquerque


Apr 27, 2016
Bank of the West Promotes Money Management Skills Among K-12 Students In Honor of National Financial Capability Month


Apr 26, 2016
Bank of the West Expands Presence in Southern California with New Wealth Management Center in Pasadena


Apr 25, 2016
United States Tops Philanthropic Giving According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index


Apr 11, 2016
Bank of the West Wealth Management Recognized by Private Asset Management Magazine


Apr 07, 2016
Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Join Strategic Partnership with Silicon Valley-Based Plug and Play, World's Largest Global Technology Accelerator


Apr 06, 2016
Marion McDermott joins Bank of the West


Mar 31, 2016
Kenny Loggins Will Perform at Bank of the West Celebrates America


Mar 31, 2016
Look West: Bank of the West and The New York Times Hosted On-Stage Conversation With San Francisco Symphony’s Acclaimed Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas, March 22


Mar 21, 2016
Bank of the West Grows Presence in Phoenix with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch


Mar 17, 2016
George Stanfield Named Head of Retail Banking Group at Bank of the West


Mar 17, 2016
Bank of the West’s Premium Wine Group Expertise Expands - Now Wine & Beverage Group


Mar 16, 2016
Bank of the West names Nandita Bakhshi as President


Mar 03, 2016
Kalee Chrissanthos Joins Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group's Asset-Based Lending Team


Mar 03, 2016
Taralee Muhli Joins Bank of the West as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer


Feb 18, 2016
Sean Conlon Joins Bank of the West to Accelerate Healthcare Initiative


Feb 17, 2016
Save the Date: Bank of the West Celebrates America is July 1, 2016 The Region’s Favorite Free Concert & Fireworks Summer Tradition


Feb 16, 2016
Bank of the West Promotes Members of its Southern California Wealth Management Team


Feb 08, 2016
Free after school dance program for San Francisco children to expand through funding from Bank of the West and the BNP Paribas Foundation


Jan 26, 2016
Smooth Transitions: Bank of the West Report Helps Small and Mid-sized Wholesalers Create an Exit Strategy


Jan 25, 2016
Eileen Dignen Joins Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group as Head of Cash Management


Jan 19, 2016
Monica Cooper and Sarah MacDonald with UC Cooperative Extension Win The 2015 Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West


Jan 14, 2016
Three Finalists Announced for 2015 Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West


Jan 07, 2016
Bank of the West and L’Atelier BNP Paribas unveil FinLab at CES


Jan 05, 2016
Bank of the West Introduces New Donor-Advised Fund


Dec 21, 2015
Bank of the West Offers Time-Saving Mobile Banking Services to Help Manage Money During the Holiday Season & New Year


Dec 18, 2015
21st Annual Pacific Rim Client Appreciation Dinner Hosted by Bank of the West


Dec 16, 2015
Bank of the West Announces Corporate Sponsorship of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Programs


Dec 14, 2015
Bank of the West Expands in Western Washington with New Full-Service Business Banking Branch in Tacoma


Dec 11, 2015
Bank of the West Lauded in Five Major U.S. Locations as a Top Corporate Philanthropist


Dec 10, 2015
Achieving Smart Growth: Bank of the West Report Helps Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers Navigate Business Expansion


Dec 09, 2015
Bank of the West Wealth Management Group Announces Private Business Owner Solutions


Dec 04, 2015
Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Announce Winners of Second Phase of the First Ever BNP Paribas International Hackathon


Dec 03, 2015
Bank of the West Named a Top Retail Bank for Customer Satisfaction in Inaugural Award from The MSR Group


Nov 19, 2015
Bank of the West Announces Winners of the Sixth Annual Philanthropy Awards


Nov 19, 2015
Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Partner with Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations


Nov 12, 2015
Bank of the West’s Regional Banking Group Continues to Add Top Talent


Nov 12, 2015
Timothy Nguyen Joins Bank of the West’s Regional Banking Group as Business Banking Manager


Nov 12, 2015
Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson Recognized by Bloomberg as Top Economic Forecaster and MarketWatch


Nov 10, 2015
Brian Constable Joins Bank of the West’s Regional Banking Group in New Role as Territory Manager


Oct 29, 2015
Bank of the West Named Official Bank of the University of California, Berkeley; New Comprehensive, Long-term Relationship with Campus Community


Oct 26, 2015
Bank of the West and The New York Times Continue Look West Series


Oct 22, 2015
Bank of the West Announces Sponsorship of Photography Interpretive Gallery at the New San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Oct 20, 2015
Bank of the West Debuts BNP Paribas WAVE Exhibit at San Francisco and Palo Alto Wealth Management Centers


Oct 14, 2015
Bank of the West Wealth Management Group Launches Family Wealth Advisors Serving Ultra-High-Net-Worth Clients


Oct 08, 2015
Harry Yergey Joins Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group


Oct 06, 2015
Pete Thursby Joins Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group As Senior Banker


Oct 01, 2015
Bank of the West Unveils New, Redesigned Branch at San Francisco Corporate Headquarters


Sep 29, 2015
Bank of the West Named Best Commercial Bank and Best Private Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine


Sep 29, 2015
Ed Kleist Appointed Senior Private Client Advisor in Bank of the West Wealth Management Group’s New Ultra High Net Worth Business


Sep 22, 2015
Bank of the West Announces Leadership Moves in Equipment Finance Division


Sep 22, 2015
Pierre Ramadier Named Head of Wealth Management at Bank of the West


Sep 15, 2015
Bank of the West, a BNP Paribas Subsidiary, Strengthens its Commercial Banking Team with Strategic Hires in the Rocky Mountain Region


Sep 15, 2015
Bank of the West, a BNP Paribas Subsidiary, Strengthens its Commercial Banking Team in Arizona


Sep 11, 2015
Bank of the West Hosts Two September Community Shred Days in the San Diego Area to Help Customers Reduce Paper Storage and Prevent Identity Theft


Sep 10, 2015
Primed for Growth: Bank of the West Small Business Growth Survey Reveals Sector is Showing Signs of Recovery


Sep 08, 2015
Bank of the West Builds Wealth Management Team in Las Vegas with Key Hires


Aug 27, 2015
Fortifying Your Business: Bank of the West Manufacturing Report Highlights Fraud and Security Issues and Provides Preventative Measures for Small and Midsized Businesses


Aug 25, 2015
Bank of the West Strengthens its Retail Banking Group with Strategic SBA Business Developer Hires


Aug 20, 2015
Strategic Philanthropy Expert Joins Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group


Aug 03, 2015
Bank of the West Classic Returns to Palo Alto August 3-9


Jul 29, 2015
Bank of the West Announces Executive Appointments


Jul 28, 2015
Bank of the West Hires Trust Services Leader as Chief Fiduciary Officer


Jul 21, 2015
Wealth Strategy Senior Executive Joins Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group


Jul 16, 2015
Bank of the West Hosts Female Entrepreneurs at New Wealth Management Center


Jul 16, 2015
Bank of the West Expands Wealth Management Services to Palo Alto


Jul 01, 2015
Bank of the West Named One of America’s Most Reputable Banks in Annual Reputation Institute Survey


Jun 29, 2015
Bank of the West Hires Steve Prostano to Lead an Ultra High Net Worth Business


Jun 25, 2015
Proposals Invited for the 2015 Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West


Jun 24, 2015
Curtis Presented With California Bankers Association Award


Jun 18, 2015
BNP Paribas' First-Ever International Hackathon Presented by Bank of the West Held June 12-14 at Galvanize in San Francisco


Jun 16, 2015
Bank of the West Receives 2015 Global Retail Banking Award for Best Mobile Banking Strategy


Jun 15, 2015
Bonne Finken + The Collective Win Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest


Jun 10, 2015
Bank of the West Named Best Bank Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine Among 2015's "Best of the Best" for Diversity


Jun 08, 2015
Your Vote Rocks! Select the Winner of the Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest


Jun 04, 2015
Bank of the West Employees Earn Stringent Certified Fraud Examiner Credentials


May 28, 2015
Bank of the West Unveils Newly-Redesigned Online Banking Services


May 11, 2015
Call for Entries: Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest


May 06, 2015
Bank of the West Wealth Management Group Appoints New Regional Managers to Support Expanding Business


May 04, 2015
Bank of the West’s CIO Kirsten Garen Honored as One of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business


Apr 24, 2015
Bank of the West Teams with Local Schools During National Financial Literacy Month in April


Apr 22, 2015
Made in the USA: Bank of the West Reveals Opportunities and Challenges for Small and Midsized U.S. Manufacturing Businesses


Apr 18, 2015
Bank of the West Hosts April 18 Community Shred Day to Help Prevent Identity Theft


Apr 15, 2015
Bank of the West Strengthens its Mortgage Banking Division Team in Southern California with Key Hires


Apr 08, 2015
Britt Sloan Joins Bank of the West as Evanston Branch Manager


Apr 02, 2015
Joan Jett, Eddie Money to Perform at Bank of the West Celebrates America 25th Anniversary Concert


Mar 31, 2015
Bank of the West Retirement & Investment Team Announces the Addition of Vanguard as a Strategist on its Investment Advisory Solutions platform


Mar 15, 2015
Bank of the West Earns 2015 Greenwich Middle Market and Small Business Banking Excellence Awards in Three Categories


Mar 11, 2015
Bank of the West Opens Full Service Wealth Management & Banking Center in Indian Wells


Feb 27, 2015
Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group Strengthens its Denver Team with Key Hires


Feb 26, 2015
Bank of the West Launches Scan to Pay, One of the First, Most Accurate and Easiest Mobile Bill Payment Features in the U.S.


Feb 23, 2015
Bank of the West Strengthens its Omaha Team with Key Hire


Feb 17, 2015
Victor Polich Joins Bank of the West as National Sales Manager for its Mortgage Banking Division


Feb 12, 2015
Bank of the West Named Best Private Bank for Client Service by Private Asset Management


Feb 11, 2015
Bank of the West Strengthens its Mid-Cap Technology Team with Key Hire


Feb 10, 2015
Celebrating 25 Years of Community and Concerts: Bank of the West Celebrates America is June 26, 2015


Jan 20, 2015
Bank of the West and Fruition Sciences recognize wineries and viticulture experts for industry advancements


Jan 12, 2015
Bank of the West Strengthens its Denver-Based Business Banking Team


Jan 06, 2015
Three Finalists Announced for Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West

Dec 22, 2014
Bank of the West and Operation HOPE launch financial education resource center in Southern California


Dec 18, 2014
Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group Promotes Matthew Weidle to Director and Market Manager


Dec 16, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Utah Team with Key Hires


Dec 09, 2014
Bank of the West Grows Bay Area Arts Support with Cantor Arts Center and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sponsorships


Dec 01, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Chicago-based Private Equity Team with Key Hire


Nov 24, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Chicago-based Team with National Banking Officer


Nov 19, 2014
Bank of the West Names IDEO.org and Inner City Advisors as $100k Grant Winners of 2014 Philanthropy Awards


Nov 10, 2014
Bank of the West, a BNP Paribas Subsidiary, Opens Southeast Commercial Banking Office in Atlanta in Response to Market Demand


Nov 08, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Chicago-based National Banking Group


Nov 03, 2014
Robert Barr Joins Bank of the West as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer


Oct 27, 2014
Survey Reveals Significant Differences Between Men and Women When it Comes to Launching and Operating a Business


Nov 10, 2014
Bank of the West, a BNP Paribas Subsidiary, Opens Southeast Commercial Banking Office in Atlanta in Response to Market Demand


Nov 08, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Chicago-based National Banking Group


Nov 03, 2014
Robert Barr Joins Bank of the West as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer


Oct 27, 2014
Survey Reveals Significant Differences Between Men and Women When it Comes to Launching and Operating a Business


Oct 01, 2014
Essex Credit Corporation Merges with Bank of the West


Sep 30, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Equipment Financing Division Team with Key Hires


Sep 30, 2014
Bank of the West Hires Mark Sunderland as a Senior Relationship Manager


Sep 29, 2014
Mark Schwan Joins Bank of the West as Vice President, Business Banking Officer


Sep 26, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Retail Banking Group in Denver with Key Hires


Sep 25, 2014
Jodi Chavin Joins Bank of the West as Vice President in Southern California


Sep 16, 2014
Bank of the West named Best Private Bank and Best Commercial Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine


Sep 15, 2014
New Research Reveals Most Small Business Owners Have “No Regrets” Despite Facing Great Odds Starting and Running a Business


Sep 29, 2014
Mark Schwan Joins Bank of the West as Vice President, Business Banking Officer


Sep 26, 2014
Bank of the West Strengthens its Retail Banking Group in Denver with Key Hires


Sep 25, 2014
Jodi Chavin Joins Bank of the West as Vice President in Southern California


Sep 16, 2014
Bank of the West named Best Private Bank and Best Commercial Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine


Sep 15, 2014
New Research Reveals Most Small Business Owners Have “No Regrets” Despite Facing Great Odds Starting and Running a Business


Sep 03, 2014
Wade Balliet Assumes Expanded Role as Chief Investment Advisor for Bank of the West


Aug 11, 2014
2014 Proposals Now Accepted for the Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West


Jun 20, 2014
Bank of the West’s Kirsten Garen Named CIO of the Year


Jun 17, 2014
California Economy to Ride 2013 Momentum into 2015 Expansion


May 15, 2014
Bank of the West Named Best Bank Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine Among 2014's "Best of the Best" for Diversity


May 15, 2014
Bank of the West Opens Wealth Management Center in Newport Beach


Apr 07, 2014
Bank of the West Launches Blog Featuring Financial and Economic Insights


Mar 24, 2014
Bank of the West Announces Key Leadership Moves in Consumer Finance Division & Dealer Financial Services


Mar 17, 2014
Bank of the West’s Kirsten Garen Named CIO of the Year


Mar 03, 2014
Bank of the West Earns 2013 Greenwich Small Business and Middle Market Banking Excellence Awards in 11 Categories


Jan 13, 2014
Bank of the West Ranks First in ath Power Small Business Banking Study