California Bank & Trust

Deposits held and insured by Zions Bank

Reviews (6)

A Solid If Somewhat Uninspiring Mid-Sized California Bank

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I agree with the financial numbers and would give CB&T a 4 out of 5 rating.  I have had 2.5 years of relatively pain-free banking at their La Palma branch and can only find fault with the company for the lack of 'big bank' services such as foreign currency handling, more interesting service packages etc.

I have to say that they've been responsive when I had an issue (such as ridiculous hold time on a Citibank check written by my wife to an account that has always had thousands of dollars in it) and this keeps me there...along with a very solid balance sheet.

Unhappy Former Customer

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Poor customer service. This bank does not have the customers best interest at heart. Do not do business with this bank. It will be a bad long term decision.

CA Bank & Trust

The worst bank in the world.
The service is awful.

California Bank Called Police On My 90 Yr Mom

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Terrible bank.

Helping my mom with financial planning (she has been depositor before Calif Bank bought out Sumitomo total of 40 years). Informed branch manager and other officers of what we were going to do, just to avoid any misunderstanding. Transferring between two accts within CBT. Mom started getting calls questioning her transfers and she said everything is OK with her, then BOOM, mom get police at her door questioning her about suspicious transactions.

No help from their customer service department and branch deny's ANY calls to police. My mom is totally freaked out by having police come to her house.

This bank seems more interested in "their money" than working with long time customers.

Stay away from this bank.


This is the most unacceptable institution I've ever dealt with! They have no integrity at all. I mean, at all! They move money from multiple accounts without your knowledge and NEVER inform you they have done this! The fees, even if you have hundreds of thousands of dollars will not be waived (though it may their fault). No account support after 5:00 pm. No way to contact them after hours if emergency! I've had my card compromised several times within three months and would not have known unless I accessed online info. You will never receive a personal call from executive office if you contact them and request an investigation regarding your account because they blame the branch office when infact it's the entire corporation!


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I am a respected Real Estate, Commercial and Business Broker in southern California.  Over the years I have referred several of my biggest clients to California Bank & Trust for their business needs.  My referrals were based upon CB & T's claim to giving sensitive, friendly, personal service to small and large business owners alike.  Not so any more!  In the last two years, three of my clients have had their business loans unexpectedly PULLED out from under them, even though they were all meeting their obligations.  CB & T almost destroyed one of those companies just when it was about to be given a $ multi-million contract from the Federal Government.  The reason?  They were "worried" because this small family-owned company had a decline in profits during the last two years --- no different from most other companies across the country during these tough economic times --- but it had survived and was just starting to flourish.  CB & T was heartless and merciless.  Fortunately, all three of those family-owned companies were eventually given "replacement" loans from other local banks that truly WERE responsive and friendly, and they are now all back on track --- no thanks to California Bank and Trust!  If you are trying to grow your company and need a bank that will work with you, BEWARE of Califronia Bank and Trust!   


Data as of Q1 2023

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FDIC Certificate #2270
Year Established1873
Primary RegulatorOCC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.92%
Return on Equity - YTD16.22%
Annual Interest Income$923.8MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$88.57B$91.13B
LoansQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$55.72B$50.81B
DepositsQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$69.21B$82.35B
Equity CapitalQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$5.18B$6.29B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$618.3MM$478.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$157.2MM$238.3MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2023vs Q1 2022$1.7MM$0
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California Bank & Trust Savings Account Rates

1.77%--Individual Development Account
0.17%*$100k*-Relationship Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% Up to $25k | 0.16% $25k - $100k
0.15%--Savings Account
0.15%--Young Savers
0.15%--Secured Visa Savings

California Bank & Trust Money Market Rates

1.78%*$1m*-Relationship Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.76% $1k - $100k | 0.86% $100k - $250k | 1.27% $250k - $500k | 1.62% $500k - $1m
1.77%*$1m*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.75% $1k - $100k | 0.85% $100k - $250k | 1.26% $250k - $500k | 1.61% $500k - $1m
0.86%*$100k*-Relationship IRA Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.76% Up to $100k
0.85%*$100k*-IRA Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.75% Up to $100k

California Bank & Trust Checking Account Rates

0.01%--Anytime Interest Checking
0.01%--Premium Interest Checking

California Bank & Trust CD Rates

4.60%$1k-9 Month CD
4.60%$1k-Business 9 Month CD
4.25%$1k$100k6 Month CD
4.25%$1k$100kBusiness 6 Month CD
0.70%$1k$100k60 Month CD
0.70%$1k$100kBusiness 60 Month CD
0.65%$1k$100k36 Month CD
0.65%$1k$100k48 Month CD
0.65%$1k$100kBusiness 36 Month CD
0.65%$1k$100kBusiness 48 Month CD
0.60%$1k$100k18 Month CD
0.60%$1k$100k24 Month CD
0.60%$1k$100kBusiness 18 Month CD
0.60%$1k$100kBusiness 24 Month CD
0.55%$1k$100k12 Month CD
0.55%$1k$100kBusiness 12 Month CD
0.05%$1k$100k7 Day CD
0.05%$1k$100k1 Month CD
0.05%$1k$100k3 Month CD
0.05%$1k$100kBusiness 7 Day CD
0.05%$1k$100kBusiness 1 Month CD
0.05%$1k$100kBusiness 3 Month CD


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