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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    • AmericanWest Bank to Merge with Banner Corporation

      Mergers and Acquisitions
      November 5, 2014
      We are pleased to announce that AmericanWest Bank will merge with, and become a part of, Banner Bank, creating a larger collective presence for you to choose from as you travel throughout the West and access to enhanced products and services, while maintaining our unwavering commitment to clients and the community. 
      Read More »
    • AmericanWest Bank Completes Bank of Sacramento Acquisition

      Mergers and Acquisitions
      February 2, 2015
      We are pleased to announce the merger of Bank of Sacramento with AmericanWest Bank is complete. The transaction was accomplished through the purchase of Greater Sacramento Bancorp (OTCBB: GSCB), the holding company for Bank of Sacramento, on February 2, 2015.
      Read More »
    • Welcome!

      Mergers and Acquisitions
      January 30, 2014
      Welcome PremierWest Bank and PacTrust Bank clients!  If you have any questions related to becoming an AmericanWest Bank client please visit your local branch or call our Client Service Center at 800-772-5479.
      Read More »
    • PremierWest Bank Merger Q & A

      Mergers and Acquisitions
      November 4, 2013
      Customer Questions on Our Merger with PremierWest Bank.
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    • Agreement Announced to Merge PremierWest Bank

      Mergers and Acquisitions
      October 30, 2012
      AmericanWest Bank and PremierWest Bank have announced that PremierWest Bank will merge with, and become a part of, AmericanWest Bank, creating a larger collective presence throughout the West Coast.
      Read More »
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    • June 2013 Statement of Condition

      Press Release
      June 30, 2013
      Read this message from Scott Kisting, Chairman & CEO, and see the bank's progress for the first half of the year.
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    • Caution!

      Press Release
      March 19, 2014
      Caution! We received reports that spammers are targeting our clients. If you receive a message titled "Dear Awbank visitor" that is referencing a survey and an "exclusive award", please delete it immediately. It's not from us. In general, be aware of scams. Double check if the sender of an email is familiar and review URLs before entering sensitive information like user IDs on websites. If you don't see https://www.awbank.net in the URL bar, close your browser - it's not our website.
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    • Important Information on ‘Heartbleed’ Internet Threat

      General
      April 14, 2014
      Heartbleed, an Internet security defect, has the potential to compromise personal information and passwords for millions of computer and gadget users worldwide.
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    • Access to No-Fee ATM Network

      Press Release
      August 21, 2012
      As our client, you have access to MoneyPass—a surcharge-free network of ATMs across the U.S.
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      Access to No-Fee ATM Network
    • Open for Business in Downtown Seattle

      Press Release
      July 31, 2012
      On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 the Downtown Seattle branch opened for business.
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      Open for Business in Downtown Seattle
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    • Happy Fourth of July!

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      Our Client Service Center and all branches will be closed on July 4, 2014.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • AmericanWest Bank to Merge with Banner Corporation

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    November 5, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that AmericanWest Bank will merge with, and become a part of, Banner Bank, creating a larger collective presence for you to choose from as you travel throughout the West and access to enhanced products and services, while maintaining our unwavering commitment to clients and the community. 
    Read More »
  • AmericanWest Bank Completes Bank of Sacramento Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    February 2, 2015
    We are pleased to announce the merger of Bank of Sacramento with AmericanWest Bank is complete. The transaction was accomplished through the purchase of Greater Sacramento Bancorp (OTCBB: GSCB), the holding company for Bank of Sacramento, on February 2, 2015.
    Read More »
  • Welcome!

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    January 30, 2014
    Welcome PremierWest Bank and PacTrust Bank clients!  If you have any questions related to becoming an AmericanWest Bank client please visit your local branch or call our Client Service Center at 800-772-5479.
    Read More »
  • PremierWest Bank Merger Q & A

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    November 4, 2013
    Customer Questions on Our Merger with PremierWest Bank.
    Read More »
  • Agreement Announced to Merge PremierWest Bank

    Mergers and Acquisitions
    October 30, 2012
    AmericanWest Bank and PremierWest Bank have announced that PremierWest Bank will merge with, and become a part of, AmericanWest Bank, creating a larger collective presence throughout the West Coast.
    Read More »

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