Save green with a HELOC Energy Efficiency Discount

Save up to 0.50%1,2 on a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)3 when you use part of it to buy solar panels or other energy efficient products. It’s a great opportunity to improve your home’s energy efficiency while saving money. And you can still use your HELOC for other home improvements, too.


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Now is the time to save on a HELOC

Enjoy up to 0.50% off our standard HELOC interest rates when you use a portion to finance eligible renewable energy improvements for your home and make monthly automatic payments from a Bank of the West checking or savings account. Details include:

  • 0.25% off1 if you finance new solar energy equipment, a new tankless water heater or a new HVAC system, plus
  • 0.25% off2 for automatic payments from a Bank of the West checking or savings account
  • No closing costs or origination fees
  • Lines of credit up to $2,000,000
  • View offer details and disclosures below

Go green today. Contact us or apply online.

Two great discounts add up to fantastic savings

0.25% off for energy improvements

Use your HELOC to finance your solar and energy efficiency projects.

0.25% off with automatic payments

Make automatic payments from a Bank of the West checking or savings account.

For a total 0.50% off your HELOC interest rate

When going green means saving serious green.

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Legal information and Disclosures

1 The HELOC Energy Efficiency Discount may not be combined with any other offer and is subject to change at any time. Discount is 0.25% off standard rate sheet pricing. Applicants must intend to use a draw on the HELOC to finance an eligible improvement in order to qualify for the discount. Applicants must provide—no less than 10 days prior to account opening—a written estimate satisfactory to Bank of the West from a licensed contractor for the purchase and installation of new solar energy equipment (such as solar panels), a new tankless water heater or a new HVAC (heating and air-conditioning) system. The written estimate must be dated no earlier than 60 days prior to account opening and not expire until at least 5 days after account opening. Bank of the West reserves the right to verify the written estimate, the validity of the renewable energy improvement, and may request written certification of the applicant’s intentions.

2A 0.25% discount with automatic payment from a new or existing Bank of the West checking or savings account is available to all applicants. The discount may be reversed and your rate and payments may increase if automatic payments are discontinued for any reason. All terms and conditions applicable to the checking or savings account apply, including fees and minimum opening deposits. The discount for automatic payments will not apply while an introductory rate, if applicable, is in effect.

3Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) are subject to credit qualification and collateral valuation. Fees, conditions and restrictions apply. Product details can be found in our Important Terms Brochure; click here. Rate and offer subject to change without notice. Evidence of adequate property insurance required.

All HELOCs feature a 10-year variable rate draw period requiring a monthly interest-only payment subject to a $100 minimum. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) during the draw period may change as often as monthly. The draw period is followed by a fixed-rate fully-amortizing repayment period of 120, 180 or 240 months, depending on the balance at the end of the draw period. APR during the repayment period will be fixed, based on the Prime Rate in effect at the end of the draw period, plus a margin and other factors. The APR will not exceed 18.00% (13.00% APR in Oklahoma) and will not go below 3.00%. Fees: an annual fee up to $75 applies subject to state law limitations; a fee of $100 may apply each time a Fixed Rate Loan Option is elected or reversed. Fees may be waived for customers with certain account relationships. Ask a Bank of the West representative for details.

The APR for a HELOC during the draw period is variable based on the Prime Rate as published in The Wall Street Journal, plus a margin. The Prime Rate as of December 20, 2018 is 5.50%. As of April 1, 2019, margins range from Prime minus 1.26% to Prime plus 3.50% with corresponding APRs ranging from 4.24% and 9.00% for lines of credit between $15,000 and $2,000,000 and are subject to change at any time. APR will depend on factors including property value and occupancy status, creditworthiness, existing debt against the property, approved line of credit amount, and your account relationships with Bank of the West.