In existence for over 135 years, Bank of the West operates several retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern U.S. states. A member of the BNP Paribas Group, one of the six highest rated banks worldwide according to Standard & Poor's, the bank serves individuals, small businesses and middle market commercial customers across the United States. It offers various services, including deposits, commercial lending, cash management, investment solutions and more. Additionally, the bank's wealth management services include credit/asset management solutions and a range of insurance protection. Bank of the West specializes in agriculture, church banking, construction lending, real estate and other industries. It is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and an Equal Housing Lender.