Great Western Bank (GWB) was founded in 1907 and has gone from being a small local bank to a regional player with prominent market share and 193 branch locations. The bank’s financial results are reflective of a bank that continues to grow, even under the worst economic environment since the Great Depression. GWB is committed to organic growth and strategic acquisitions. With total assets of $8.3 billion and total capital of over $1.2 billion as of September 30, 2010, GWB is in the top 100 largest banks in the United States as measured by total deposits. As the flagship for the United States banking operations of its parent company, National Australia Bank Limited, GWB has a prominent banking presence in the Midwest, Mountain West and Arizona.
Great Western Bank extended a $10 million credit line to CSDC enabling us to initially capitalize and launch our Mountain West Charter Schools Fund, a revolving loan program for the facility and capital financing needs of charter school organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.