The bank also has some competitive standard CD rates. The top rate listed in the bank's rate table as of 4/15/09 is 3.15% APY for a 24-month term with a minimum deposit of $150K. Lower rates are available for smaller deposits and shorter terms.
It appears that a branch visit is required to open an account. Branches are located in West Linn and Lake Oswego, Oregon which are in the suburbs of Portland.
Pacific West Bank has decent ratings for safety and soundness: 3 stars (adequate) at BauerFinancial (based on 12/31/08 data) and 4 stars (sound) at Bankrate.com (based on 9/30/08 data). The bank has been FDIC insured since 2004 (FDIC Certificate # 57872).
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