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BMO Financial Group, and its subsidiaries BMO Financial Corp. and BMO Harris Bank N.A. (together, "BMO"), announced it has completed the acquisition of Bank of the West from BNP Paribas.BMO's acquisition of Bank of the West brings nearly 1.8 million... Read Story
February 02, 2023, 07:22 AM

BMO Financial Group, and its subsidiaries BMO Financial Corp. and BMO Harris Bank (together, "BMO"), received all regulatory approvals required to complete its acquisition of Bank of the West from BNP Paribas. BMO anticipates the acquisition will... Read Story
January 19, 2023, 07:15 AM

BMO announced a Community Benefits Plan (CBP) that outlines a more than $40 billion commitment to local communities in the United States, with over $16 billion of the plan commitment targeted for the State of California. This plan outlines... Read Story
November 30, 2022, 07:18 AM

BMO Financial Group, and its indirect wholly owned Chicago-based subsidiary BMO Harris Bank N.A. announced the signing of a definitive agreement with BNP Paribas to acquire Bank of the West and its subsidiaries, with assets as of Sept. 30, 2021, of... Read Story
December 20, 2021, 07:20 AM

Bank of Montreal has expressed interest in buying BNP Paribas SA’s U.S. banking arm, according to people familiar with the matter. BMO has held initial talks about an acquisition of BNP Paribas’s Bank of the West unit. Read the Bloomberg article here... Read Story
December 17, 2021, 07:23 AM

BNP Paribas is working with advisers to assess a sale of its U.S. arm Bank of the West as it seeks to retreat from the American retail banking market after struggling to compete with larger and better capitalized rivals, three sources with knowledge... Read Story
November 16, 2021, 07:22 AM

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announced the nomination of Tristan Watkins as Country Supervisor. He reports to Olivier de Ryck, Head of Country Supervision and joins the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.Watkins, a 51-year-old... Read Story
September 08, 2020, 07:26 AM

Bank of the West has appointed Ken Turner as the Head of Equipment Finance Division (EFD), taking the place of Tristan Watkins, who has accepted an international role with the bank’s parent company, BNP Paribas, based in Paris. Turner has been with... Read Story
July 16, 2020, 07:25 AM

SunPower Corp. announced the closing on a new program with Bank of the West that will provide SunPower Commercial dealers a new financing option as part of a one-stop-shop complete solution. Bank of the West contracts and servicing will be... Read Story
June 18, 2020, 07:21 AM

Bank of the West’s Equipment Finance Division announced the addition of two new key hires. Jay Buechler, Vice President of Sales, and Jim Acee, Vice President, National Account Manager for the material handling segment, joined the bank in January.... Read Story
April 04, 2018, 07:23 AM

Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group announced the opening of a new Commercial Banking Center in Dallas, Texas at Galleria One Tower, 13355 Noel Road, Suite 225, to address the growing global needs of middle-market businesses and the large... Read Story
October 03, 2017, 07:10 AM

ENGS Commercial Finance announced that Christopher Kelly has joined the company as the Director of Sales of its newly launched Construction Division. In this role, Mr. Kelly will be responsible to develop ENGS into a nationally recognized market... Read Story
April 04, 2017, 07:19 AM

Truett-Hurst, Inc. announced that it renewed its credit facilities with its lender Bank of the West. The renewal provides maintains the $10 million revolving commitment and provides an additional $500 thousand of available credit for equipment... Read Story
August 01, 2016, 07:05 AM

 MarineMax, the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer, announced that it has expanded its financing facility to provide for borrowings of up to $260 million from the previous limit of $235 million.The expanded facility has a three-year term... Read Story
November 06, 2015, 06:24 AM

Bank of the West announced that Harry Yergey has joined the Bank as managing director in the Commercial Banking Group. In this capacity, Yergey will manage the team focused on driving Bank of the West's increased presence in New York and the... Read Story
October 09, 2015, 07:05 AM

Bank of the West announced the appointment of Paul Knowlton as vice president and national program manager in its Equipment Finance Division, replacing Dave Johnson who is retiring this year. In his new role, Knowlton is responsible for developing... Read Story
September 23, 2015, 07:15 AM

Bank of the West announced the publication of "Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing," a paper by the Bank's Chief Economist Dr. Scott Anderson, which highlights the bright economic outlook for small to midsized U.S. manufacturers... Read Story
May 07, 2015, 07:02 AM

On April 1, 2015, JCB Finance began partnering with Bank of the West as a branded virtual joint venture (VJV) captive finance company. With this agreement Bank of the West will handle all retail and leasing transactions for JCB’s U.S. based... Read Story
May 05, 2015, 06:55 AM

Bank of the West announced the appointment of two key executives within its Equipment Finance Division. Paul Frechette joins the bank as a vice president, responsible for business development and operational activities for technology and healthcare... Read Story
October 01, 2014, 07:00 AM

James Elwood has been promoted to Managing Director of the Vendor Finance Group for Bank of the West’s Equipment Finance Division. Elwood succeeds John Evans, who was named head of the Equipment Finance Division last year. In this role, Elwood will... Read Story
January 21, 2014, 07:30 AM

Bank of the West Chief Economist Sees U.S. Consumer Finally Driving RecoveryFor the first time in more than six years consumer spending will lead U.S. economic growth as we enter 2014, Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson, PhD, said during... Read Story
December 19, 2013, 07:07 AM

Bank of the West announced that it is rapidly expanding its commercial banking team in 2013 to meet increased demand for its products and services. Following a strong 2012 in which its commercial and industrial loans grew 20 percent, Bank of the West... Read Story
March 12, 2013, 07:13 AM

Bank of the West announced that John Evans, Senior Vice President and Manager of Vendor Finance, will succeed Jerry Newell as Manager of the bank's Equipment Finance Division effective March 1st. Since joining the bank in 2005, Evans has been... Read Story
February 01, 2013, 07:23 AM

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
November 20, 2012, 08:05 AM

Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions are partnering to provide enhanced equipment finance and leasing services for capital equipment manufacturers and dealers.Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions have formed a joint... Read Story
October 22, 2012, 07:00 AM