Our banking team consists of 30 dedicated staff members who provide a combined total of over 525 years of banking experience at POINTWEST Bank. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and knowing each and every customer when he comes in the door.
Our History Since 1893
West Bank T. M. West founded the first bank in his namesake town, West, Texas. Friends and neighbors who had left their valuables and money in Mr. West’s general store safe quickly became bank customers. The history of placing trust in West Bank began!
The West State Bank The bank continued under stable management and was purchased by a group of local citizens and chartered as a state bank. True to the bank’s values, it was managed with care and remained in excellent condition throughout.
The West National Bank The bank applied for a national charter and established another milestone when the bank moved from its original site on Main Street to the present location on Oak Street. The bank was central in the life of the community and was fondly known as “The Cotton Boll Bank.”
West bank & trust Under new ownership, in a decision to improve the bank’s level of banking services, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the bank’s conversion back to a state chartered bank. Reflecting the diminishing influence of king cotton on the local economy, the bank’s logo was redesigned as a compass for emphasis on the new direction for the future.
West bank & trust In search of continued growth, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the service market of West bank & trust and open a branch in the growing community of Hewitt.
POINTWEST Bank In the spring of 2008, the West bank & trust Board of Directors again voted unanimously to branch into the growing community of China Spring and to change the bank’s name to POINTWEST Bank.
POINTWEST Bank celebrated its 125th anniversary along with other important milestones. The majority ownership that began in 1968 celebrated 50 years of service, Charles J. Nemec celebrated 25 years as President, the Hewitt branch celebrated over 25 years of service, and the China Spring branch celebrated 10 years of service.
The legacy of service points back to West Bank and the trust that was placed in that first safe in a general store in 1893. And although over 125 years have passed since this bank was first chartered, and much in our world has changed, this bank, still under the same ownership and senior management since 1968, continues to move forward with new innovations and services while continuing to focus on personal service, handshakes, and smiles.
One thing that will never change: POINTWEST Bank will always treat you like a neighbor and a friend. It is our mission to exceed expectations, create relationships, and build stronger communities…one conversation at a time.