Intro – Bank of the West Reviews & Ranking

Bank of the West was recently ranked and reviewed by AdvisoryHQ as a top rated banking firm. Firms on our top rated lists were selected after they successfully passed AdvisoryHQ’s ground-breaking four-step banks and credit unions selection methodology

Click here for a step-by-step breakdown of the methodology and selection process used during our Bank of the West review: AdvisoryHQ’s Methodology for Selecting Top Banks and Credit Unions.

The Bank of the West review below provides a detailed assessment, including some of the factors used by AdvisoryHQ News in its ranking and selection of Bank of the West.

Bank of the West Review

Bank of the West has been doing business in the financial services industry for more than 140 years. Established in 1874, Bank of the West was one of the first banks authorized to issue paper currency backed by gold reserves.

The Bank of the West has enjoyed a long and rich history, managing to continue to grow through the earthquake of 1906, the Great Depression, and two world wars.

Today, Bank of the West operates more than 600 locations across 23 states.

Despite holding more than $80 billion in assets and being one of the largest banks in the nation, Bank of the West still holds true to its founding philosophy of developing relationships with their customers by providing superior customer service.

Bank of the West Review

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Key Factors Leading Us to Rank This Firm as One of This Year’s Top Banking Firms

Upon completing our detailed reviews, Bank of the West was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best banking firms based on the following factors. 

Bank of the West Review: Premier Checking

Bank of the West is a top banking firm that puts its customers’ needs first. This can be seen in their Premier Checking account, an interest-bearing account which provides valuable every day banking benefits.

Holders of this special account enjoy many added benefits, such as:

  • Interest earnings
  • No fees for money orders or checks
  • Premier investment benefits and loan discounts
  • No ATM withdrawal fees
  • Free online banking with bill pay
  • Free debit card
  • Overdraft programs

Bank of the West Review: IRA Add-On CD

With a Bank of the West IRA Add-On CD, customers have the unique advantage of being able to add funds to the CD throughout its term.

Owners of this CD are able to make additional deposits up to $100 throughout the 12-month term of the CD, which earn the rate in effect at the time the account was opened.

The CD is automatically renewed once the term is up after a 10-day grace period. The CD earns a guaranteed rate of interest throughout the term and has an annual fee of $12.

Bank of the West Review: Financial Education Resource Center

Bank of the West strives to provide the tools and resources its customers need to be able to make successful and well-educated financial decisions.

On their website, they offer an online Financial Education Resource Center to provide as much information and as many tools as possible to help meet their customers’ financial education needs.

On the site, customers can browse through various tips, tools, and calculators designed to empower them in their financial planning.

Customers will find information on things such as how to make a budget, how to manage account fees and charges, how to build savings and reduce debt, and how to plan for retirement.

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