Pacific Western Bank is headquartered in Beverly Hills and is the 8th largest bank in the state of California. It is also the 59th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1982 and as of December of 2021, it had grown to 2,205 employees at 77 locations. Pacific Western Bank has an A+ health rating.
I have been banking here since 1992. (25 years!) so needless to say, I have had thousands of dealings with this bank. They are, without a doubt, one of the best banks with some of the best people that I know. They, like us, love our community, and they show it.
From selling a home to going through our parents demises and needing to open accounts in their names to distribute funds, they walked us through it all.
Being retired now and having automatic deposits and withdrawals and doing online banking wherever we are, works out great..
We know we can call the bank and they know us-we are not just a number. Thank You Temecula.
Don’t get an automatically renewable IRA CD if you travel out of CA for business or pleasure and can’t personally visit the bank during the maturity/grace period. The bank will throw up every roadblock they can to stick it to you financially if you want to roll over the account to another organization offering a better return on the money.
Come in shortly before the account matures and instruct them not to automatically renew (they will tell you such a request is impossible to accommodate).
Do your banking at a branch near where you will be since PWB is only in CA.
Get cooperation between your new financial organization and PWB and do a rollover.
Have your new financial organization give rollover instructions during the maturity/grace period over the phone.
Have your new financial organization give instructions during the maturity/grace period via email.
Have your new financial organization give instructions during the maturity/grace period via fax.
Personally give PWB rollover instructions during the maturity/grace period. They will refuse to do a rollover since you don’t have the paperwork from the new organization that they couldn’t even explain to the new organization signed by you telling them to send the money to the new organization.
Get hit with a substantial early withdrawal penalty if you will be back in state a couple of days after the end of the grace period.
Be forced to take your money as a distribution (make sure the IRS knows it really isn’t a distribution! ).
Be hit with IRS penalty from your principal if you are not old enough to take the money penalty free.
In summary, don't even THINK of banking there!
|FDIC Certificate #||24045|
|Return on Assets - YTD||1.68%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||14.39%|
|Annual Interest Income||$1.15B|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$40.36B$29.45B|
|Loans||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$22.74B$18.74B|
|Deposits||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$35.17B$25.07B|
|Equity Capital||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$4.19B$3.86B|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$200.6MM$348.2MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$36.7MM$75.9MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q4 2021vs Q4 2020||$12.6MM$13.2MM|
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