BancWest Investment Services Forms and Applications Library
Opening and managing your accounts should be convenient and straightforward. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive library that provides easy access to frequently used forms and applications.
Use the BancWest Investment Services online application to open Individual or Joint Brokerage, Roth or Traditional IRA accounts. For other account types, use PDF applications. Please download the Adobe® Reader® to view PDFs.
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Frequently Used Forms
Online Account Applications and New Account Agreements
- SEP IRA Application
Open a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA (funded with employer contributions)
- Inherited IRA Application
Transfer inherited assets from a Traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRA into an IRA in your name
- Inherited ROTH IRA Application
Transfer inherited assets from a ROTH IRA into a ROTH IRA in your name
- Coverdell ESA Application
Open a custodial account to pay for education expenses
Retirement Account Management
Transfer Accounts to BancWest Investment Services
Deposits and Withdrawals
Additional Agreement and Disclosure Forms
- Trusted Contact Form
Name a trusted contact for an account
- Margin Agreement
Borrow against the holdings in your account
(available only for non-retirement accounts)
- Option Agreement and Approval Form
Add options trading privileges to your account (required prior to placing options trades)
- Trust Certification Form
Update trustees for an existing trust account
- Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Form
Verify beneficial owners and controllers of entity accounts (including trusts)
- BancWest Investment Services Terms & Conditions
Access comprehensive details about your account
- Commission and Fee Schedule
Learn about commissions and fees for your account
- Money Market Rate Sheet
Review current rates for money market and FDIC-insured bank products
Tax and Legal Forms
- Affidavit of Domicile Form
Transfer ownership of assets or securities following original account owner’s death
- Affidavit and Agreement in Lieu of Proof of Ownership
Allow assets to be transferred in lieu of proof of ownership
15 $0 Trades Every Month*
Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC.
*Fifteen (15) $0 commission order executions for equities and Exchange-Traded Funds ("ETFs") per calendar month, per account ($6.95 order executions thereafter), for self-directed orders placed via the BancWest Investment Services online platform, subject to certain terms and conditions and additional fees (please refer to https://bankofthewest.com/personal-banking/investments/online-trading.html for further details about self-directed investing available through BancWest Investment Services). If an order placed via the online platform is executed over multiple days, each day's executions for that order will be counted separately and applied against the remaining available $0 commission order executions available that month.
Online Preferred Pricing is only available to individuals with an active Premier Checking account. Individual Online Preferred Pricing eligibility is determined on a daily basis by BancWest Investment Services. Online Preferred Pricing does not apply to business/corporate accounts, investment club accounts, partnership accounts, limited liability accounts or certain fiduciary or custodial accounts. Please contact BancWest Investment Services for additional information.
Premier Checking recognizes your preferred customer status and rewards you with premium interest rates, waived fees and other benefits. Learn more or apply now. A Bank of the West Premier Checking account requires a minimum opening deposit of $500. The $30 monthly service charge will be waived for your first two (2) statement cycles and may be waived thereafter when you maintain at least $50,000 combined average monthly balance per statement cycle in this Bank of the West Premier Checking account plus other eligible personal Bank checking, money market, savings, CDs, and IRAs, and prior end-of-month account balances in eligible BancWest Investment Services investment accounts. Some accounts and services and the fees that apply to them vary from state to state. Standard deposit account fees apply. Relationship requirements and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC , and SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321) and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in all other states where it is licensed to do business. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors.
BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. Bank of the West is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.
This is not an offer or solicitation for brokerage services, investment advisory services, or other products or services where we are not authorized to do business or where such offer or solicitation is contrary to the securities laws or other local laws and regulations of that jurisdiction.
- Important Privacy Choices for Consumers - California Residents Only
- Potential Conflicts of Interest
- Business Continuity
- Margin Disclosure Statement
- Order Routing & Execution
Investment and Insurance Products:
- NOT FDIC INSURED
- NOT BANK GUARANTEED
- MAY LOSE VALUE
- NOT A DEPOSIT
- NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY