Created in November 1998 through the merger of First Hawaiian, Inc., with Bank of the West, BancWest Corporation has been a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas since December 2001.
BancWest, has an extensive and growing retail banking network throughout the Western and Midwestern U.S. In the U.S., BNP Paribas owns Bank of the West, one of the 25 largest banks in the United States, and First Hawaiian, the leading bank in Hawaii. Through nearly 765 branches in 20 states, BancWest serves over 4 million households and businesses in 20 states, Guam and Saipan..
Bank of the West now serves nearly 3 million households and businesses in hundreds of markets in sixteen Western and Midwestern states: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Today, Bank of the West is a high-performance, full service regional financial services company with $38 billion in assets, 480 banking locations and 8,000 employees.
Founded in 1858, First Hawaiian Bank is Hawaii's largest and oldest bank offering our customers service, solutions and security for over 152 years. Consistently ranked in the top tier of all U.S. banks, First Hawaiian is a full-service bank providing personal, private and business banking services including equipment leasing, automobile financing, mortgage and commercial lending, merchant services, trust, insurance, wealth management and retirement planning. For generations, customers have come to rely on First Hawaiian for all of their financial needs.
First Hawaiian Bank is a subsidiary of BancWest Corporation, a regional financial services company.
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