• We have branches throughout Northern and Central California.
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  • One of the largest and strongest banks based in California.
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  • Recognized as one of the most stable community banks in the nation.
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  • Westamerica Bank was first chartered in 1884.
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  • Helping California communities grow and prosper.
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Safety and Soundness

Westamerica maintains exceptional asset quality, and our capital ratios exceed regulatory standards for “well-capitalized" companies. Our outstanding loan quality, loan loss reserve, earnings, and capital ratios place us among the top-performing financial institutions in the nation for financial health and safety.

Westamerica receives continued recognition by analysts as a very healthy community banking company, and independent bank rating agencies, including Findley Reports, and Bauer Financial consistently reaffirm their positive ratings. Our stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock market under WABC.

Westamerica in the News

"Seeking the Standouts: Mid-Tier Rankings"
August 2012 - U.S. Banker

"Top Performing Mid-Sized Banks" (PDF)
May 2012 - American Bankers Association Journal

"U.S. Banker names Westamerica Bank's Holding Company the Nation's Top Bank"
September 2009 - PRLog.org

"Best of the Bunch"
August 2009 - U.S. Banker

To learn more about the safety and soundness of Westamerica, visit our Shareholders page.

Customer Service

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