Central Valley bank expands to coast, rebrands

Central Valley Community Bank extends reach to coastal region, acquires and rebrands as Community West Bank to better reflect their service area

(Rigo Moran)
(Rigo Moran)
Mid Valley Times Staff
Published March 12, 2024  • 
11:00 am

FRESNO – The Central Valley Community Bank is taking on a new name to expand its reach to a wider customer base, including those in coastal communities.

Central Valley Community Bank is acquiring Community West Bank effective April 1, and as a result of the merger, will be changing its name to Community West Bank. The new name is intended to reflect the bank’s expanded geographical service area, which will include coastal communities from Paso Robles down to Oxnard. 

“Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in us,” Community West Bank stated in a press release. “We value your business and the opportunity to play a role in your success. On behalf of the entire bank, we look forward to continuing to meet your banking needs as we become stronger together.”

Beginning April 2, the new name “Community West Bank” will be visible on building signage both in the interior and on the exterior, on the letterheads and on some bank forms. Over the next few months, the new logo will be incorporated on everything from monthly statements and ATMs to the bank website and more. 

The acquisition will result in the addition of new products and services as well as allow for greater lending capacity to help clients, businesses and communities thrive. According to the press release, how to best meet the bank’s customer needs played a critical role in the decision to expand the bank’s reach outside of the Central Valley and merge with Community West Bank.

Community West stated that all offices will remain open during the regular hours, which are specified on the company’s website. Customers can continue to use their current checks and ATM/debit cards. The website and online banking will not be changing at this time.

Mid Valley Times Staff