Westamerica Bancorporation is the holding company for Westamerica Bank, a regional community bank providing consumer and commercial financing with branches throughout Northern and Central California. First chartered in 1884, we've grown into one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in California, and one of the most stable community banks in the nation.
A Proven Past – A Strong Financial Future
Westamerica Bancorporation 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. Independent bank rating agencies, including Findley Reports, Bank Rate and Veribanc, consistently reaffirm their positive ratings. In fact, Veribanc has awarded us their "Blue Ribbon" in recognition of our safety, soundness and financial strength. Our senior management team has been a steady force, attesting to our clear, consistent direction and long-term stability. Our stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol WABC.