American Banker, a leading US magazine catering to the banking industry, ranked Bank of the West (BOW) no 2 in its American reputation survey of US commercial banks.
The survey, conducted online by the Reputation Institute, involved 30 US banks. Each one was assessed according to 7 criteria: citizenship, financial performance, governance, innovation, leadership, products & services and workplace environment.
Bank of the West was ranked no 1 for the quality of its working environment, no 2 for products & services, no 2 for citizenship, and no 4 for its governance. Michael Shepherd, CEO of BOW said, “In the current environment, it is more important than ever to earn and maintain customers' trust. The bank's strong showing in this latest survey is a testament to our continued focus on providing great products and services and being a good corporate citizen".