West Bank

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1601 22nd Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266

West Bank is headquartered in West Des Moines and is the 5th largest bank in the state of Iowa. It is also the 377th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1893 and as of December of 2018, it had grown to 163 employees at 12 locations. West Bank's money market rates are 2X the national average, and it boasts an A+ health rating.

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Bank Review: West Bank (Iowa)

Posted by: 51hh | Jun 18, 2010

We opened three "Reward Me" Checking Accounts when the RCA was nationally available with the (4.5%, $50K) offer.  This is a very friendly bank with excellent customer service.  A VP opened our accounts and followed through the entire process, she is also personally available to answer our additional questions.  The no-pin debit card requirement is reasonable (to reduce fraud).  They have recently upgrade their website as well as their BillPay system, the BillPay system is the best set that many top-notvh banks (e.g., Danversbank, Rockland FCU) employ.  The turn-around for their BillPay is pretty short and absolutely reliable. 

They lowered their interest rate and limit several months ago, now (4.0% APY, $30K) and restrict applicants to Iowa residents only.  We moved our fund out of the WB Accounts (to seek higher rates), but still keep the three accounts open in case their rate becomes competitive in the future.


- Ease of account opening

- Generous on debit card transactions (multiple charges with small amounts are perefctly fine!)

- Excellent BillPay feature

- Good customer service


- No starter free checks

- Now limited only to Iowa residents


Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #15614
Year Established1893
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.39%
Return on Equity - YTD13.93%
Annual Interest Income$84.8MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$2.30B$2.11B
LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$1.71B$1.49B
DepositsQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$1.90B$1.81B
Equity CapitalQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$221.6MM$216.7MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$16.7MM$16.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$1.9MM$622.00K
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2018vs Q4 2017$0$0
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West Bank Savings Account Rates

0.50%*$250k*- Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $25k | 0.10% $25k - $50k | 0.15% $50k - $100k | 0.25% $100k - $250k

West Bank Money Market Rates

1.00%*$10m*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $10k | 0.25% $10k - $100k | 0.45% $100k - $500k | 0.55% $500k - $1m | 0.90% $1m - $10m

West Bank Checking Account Rates

1.26%$30k-Reward Me Checking

West Bank CD Rates

2.75%*$25k*-60 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.25% $1k - $25k
2.50%*$25k*-36 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.75% $1k - $25k
2.50%*$25k*-48 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.00% $1k - $25k
2.25%*$25k*-24 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.75% $1k - $25k
2.25%*$25k*-30 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.75% $1k - $25k
2.00%*$25k*-12 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.50% $1k - $25k
2.00%*$25k*-18 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.50% $1k - $25k
1.50%*$25k*-6 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.00% $1k - $25k
0.75%*$25k*-3 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $25k


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