Community West Bank is headquartered in Goleta and is the 80th largest bank in the state of California. It is also the 1,127th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1989 and as of December of 2015, it had grown to 107 employees at 7 locations. Community West Bank has an A+ health rating.
Just as its name says, it's a community bank with great individual personal service. Everyone I've encountered on the phone or in person is personable and service-oriented. Although I like the expediency of internet banking, I also like having at least one in-person bank that knows who I am. I can appreciate why they require a branch visit to open an account.
Webite is prone to bounce you out a lot, so you have to keep re-logging until you get a feel for where the glitches are. Double clicking seems to be a culprit on some links.
Service deserves 5+ stars, but I reluctantly docked one star for the bouncy online account. Hopefully, corporate will get that fixed soon. In the meantime, their branch's personal service tries to help offset that.
--Multiple reward accounts are allowed per individual. (Easily added, since up to 3 of any account types per signature card. More than that probably just requires additional signature cards.)
--ChexSystems check only (no credit bureau hits).
This bank does have a better than average money market/savings rate in this economy where its hard to find a good deal. But considering when I log on to their site to check my account once every 30 days, there is always a website problem. When I phone for support the next day, the cs rep doesnt know how to trouble shoot.
Website & tech support are a joke. But its ok to bank there.
Their lending practices are predatory and overburdonsome. Their client relations for business owners is confrontational and lacks understanding. The special assets group will send a letter immediately demanding payment of a busines loan even if your are a day late. They are unwilling to assist small business owners who are struggling to survive.
|FDIC Certificate #||27572|
|Return on Assets - YTD||0.57%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||5.15%|
|Annual Interest Income||$30.2MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$620.9MM$557.0MM|
|Loans||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$536.5MM$487.3MM|
|Deposits||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$547.7MM$478.1MM|
|Equity Capital||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$63.8MM$65.7MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$6.9MM$7.9MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$4.6MM$9.2MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q4 2015vs Q4 2014||$4.00K$0|
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|Community West Bank Locations|
|Ventura Branch||1463 South Victoria Avenue||Ventura, CA 93003|
|Santa Barbara Branch||1501 State Street||Santa Barbara, CA 93101|
|Santa Maria Branch||2615 South Miller Street||Santa Maria, CA 93455|
|Community West Bank, National Association||5827 Hollister Avenue||Goleta, CA 93117|
|Westlake Branch||951 S. Westlake Blvd Ste 100||Westlake Village, CA 91361|