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As a Premier client you are rewarded for your total Bank of the West deposit balances and BancWest Investment Services* investment balances with a higher level of service and benefits.**
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1Requirements to Receive $300 Bonus:
Ownership Requirements to Combine Balances to Receive Bonus:
Ownership of the Bank of the West Premier Checking account and any associated deposit accounts must be identical. For BWIS investment accounts, the balances held by any primary owner in an eligible BWIS investment account who is also an owner of the Bank of the West Premier Checking account will be included in the combined balance calculation. By requesting a Bank of the West Premier Checking account, each primary BWIS investment account owner represents and warrants that each co-owner of any investment account authorizes the balances of the account to be combined for Program benefits. Balance information for BWIS investment accounts may be disclosed to any co-owner of the Bank of the West Premier Checking account. Additionally, fiduciaries assume responsibility for ensuring that any fiduciary account that may be combined in the Program will not be a violation of fiduciary duty.
Accounts not Eligible for Combining Balances to Receive Bonus:
Deposit and loan products are offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and other Bank deposit retirement accounts are insured separately by the FDIC up to a maximum of $250,000 per depositor within FDIC limits.
Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321), and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in AZ, CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, WY, HI, Guam and CNMI. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors.
BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. Bank of the West is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.
2All ATM cash withdrawal fees charged by non-Bank of the West ATMs will be rebated within one business day of the fees posting to your account. Other fees such as foreign transaction fees may apply.
3A Premier Relationship Premium (available to Bank of the West Premier Checking customers) is a bonus interest rate on one qualifying Choice Money Market Savings account for selected balance tiers. The standard interest rate plus the Premier Relationship Premium Interest Rate equals the Premier Relationship Interest Rate. Premier Relationship Premium Interest Rates are set at the Bank's discretion and are subject to change without notice. Online one Choice Money Market Savings account can be linked to a Bank of the West Premier Checking account for the purposes of obtaining the Premier Relationship Interest Rate. There may not be a Premier Relationship Premium associated with every balance tier.
To qualify for a relationship CD interest rate, you must have a Bank of the West Premier Checking account. Relationship CD interest rates are available on select CD products only and are subject to change or discontinuance at account renewal. If you do not have an open Bank of the West Premier Checking account when the CD renews, you will receive the standard rate for the new term.
If you have a second Bank of the West Premier Checking account, it does not provide a Premium Relationship Interest Rate to any Choice Money Market Savings or Relationship CD associated with it.
4All loans are subject to credit approval and standard mortgage qualification and underwriting requirements. Certain fees and restrictions may apply. Must have at least one Bank of the West Premier Checking account prior to loan closing and account must be open when bonus is paid. Limit one $1,000 bonus in a rolling 12 month period. Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit are excluded. Other terms and conditions apply. Ask us for more details. Bank of the West will classify the $1,000 bonus as interest paid to the Bank of the West Premier Checking account. To the extent required by law, Bank of the West will report the total value of this bonus to the IRS on Form 1099-INT for the applicable tax year in which the bonus was paid. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors.
5All loans and lines of credit subject to credit approval. Certain fees and restrictions may apply. Qualifying consumer-lending products include Auto, Boat, RV, Military Loans, Handyline, Unsecured Personal Loans, Home Equity Lines of Credit and Home Equity/Home Improvement Loans (in 2nd position only). Excluded are Mortgage Loans, Home Equity/Home Improvement Loans (in 1st position), Airplane Loans, Gold Line, Vacant Land Loans (Lot Loans), Fixed Rate Loan Options, Savings- CD Secured Loans and Credit Cards.
6Credit cards subject to credit approval. Certain fees and restrictions may apply. Refer to the World MasterCard Credit Card Agreement for more details.
7Based on your accounts' ownership, the Bank will automatically identify your eligible Bank and BancWest Investment Services ("BWIS") accounts for the purpose of calculating the combined average monthly balance. Eligible Accounts with ownership that is identical to that of the Bank of the West Premier Checking (referred to as “Identical Ownership”) will automatically have their account balances combined for the purpose of qualifying for rebate of the monthly service charge. Additionally, any owner of the Bank of the West Premier Checking may elect to Opt In to have account balances in other Eligible Accounts of which he/she is also an owner (referred to as “Common Ownership”) combined for the purpose of qualifying for rebate of the monthly service charge. By Opting In to Common Ownership, each owner of a joint Bank of the West Premier Checking understands and agrees that a co-owner may be able to discern balances in joint accounts held with other owners. Each owner may opt out of Common Ownership at any time. Grantor-trustees of Revocable Trusts may opt in to Common Ownership and balances of such trusts will be included with other individually or jointly held accounts. However, balances of irrevocable trusts may not be combined with personally held assets. Similarly, customers may not include assets over which they have representative or fiduciary control such as when the customer has power of attorney, acts on behalf of an estate, or serves as a guardian, conservator, or custodian. Additionally, fiduciaries opting in to Common Ownership assume responsibility for ensuring that any fiduciary account that may be combined in the Program will not be a violation of fiduciary duty. The date range of the Bank of the West Premier Checking account's statement cycle will be used to calculate the combined average monthly balance in the eligible associated checking, money market, savings, CD, IRA accounts and eligible BWIS investment accounts. For the Bank to determine whether the combined average monthly balance requirement has been met, BWIS will provide balance information for all eligible investment accounts as received from affiliates and third party providers.
*Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, MemberFINRA/SIPC. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. BancWest Corporation is the holding company for Bank of the West. BancWest Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.
**Bank of the West ("Bank") provides automatic access to the Bank of the West Premier program ("Program") to personal account holders who open at least one (1) Bank of the West Premier Checking account. The Program is only available to personal account holders and not available to businesses. The Program's benefits include reduced or waived fees or discounts for a suite of Bank products and services, as well as certain benefits made available by BancWest Investment Services (“BWIS”), the Bank's affiliated broker-dealer. Additional application, enrollment, or credit approval may be required, depending upon the product or service. Your access to the Program's benefits continues as long as you maintain at least one (1) Bank of the West Premier Checking account. See our Terms and Conditions.
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