When it comes to banking, nothing speaks stronger than the numbers, so it’s only fitting that we share some of our favourites with you.
We are proud to have over 1 million retail customers, be a part of a network of 4,000 ATMs and 118 years of service under our belts.
The numbers don’t stop there, we’ve won 6 major awards in Money magazine’s 2010 Best of the Best awards and have 147 stores, 42 Business Banking Centres and 79 Home Loan Specialists. And with numbers like that, you can understand why we’ve let them do the talking.
Bankwest first opened its doors for business in 1895, as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia. In 1945, we became a trading bank and over the next 50 years, grew to become a market leader in our home state of WA. We changed our name in 1994 to the Bank of Western Australia Ltd and started trading as Bankwest, to allow us to better identify with our home state as a whole.
Today, we are a division of the Commonwealth Bank Group, which is one of Australia's leading providers of integrated financial services.
Bankwest offers customers both personal and business solutions within our diversified business, including the Retail division, Bankwest Business and Private Banking Services. We’re a bank that is active in all market segments - our lending extends to the business, rural, housing and personal markets, and we offer a full range of deposit products. We also arrange insurance and financial planning services through our business partners.
With an extensive network of stores and electronic banking facilities that include 24-hour telephone and internet banking, Bankwest is proud to be a market leader not only in its home state of Western Australia, but a growing force nation wide.