Welcome Former West Coast Bank Customers

Welcome Former West Coast Bank Customers

Welcome Former West Coast Bank Customers

Welcome Former West Coast Bank Customers

West Coast Bank Welcome Center

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Columbia State Bank!

You may already be aware that on April 1, 2013, West Coast Bank joined the Columbia State Bank family.  As a result of the merger, you now have access to even more financial products, services and branches throughout Oregon and Washington.  In addition to these enhancements, you’ll continue to enjoy working with the same great bankers you’ve come to know.  We believe you will find the combined organization will continue to operate as a local, community bank, retaining the same strong commitment to customers and to the communities we serve.

Together, the bank is even stronger, with over $7 billion in assets, approximately 150 branch locations and capital levels well above the minimum required to be considered “well capitalized” under regulatory standards. 

Over the coming weeks you will begin to see the Columbia State Bank logo in branches, on the website and on statements.  Actual conversion to Columbia State Bank systems, however, will not take place until late this summer, and you will receive information well in advance regarding changes to any of your products and services.

  • Continue banking as usual.  There will be no disruption in service.  We encourage you to continue using your checks, ATM/Debit cards, credit cards and online services as you always have.
  • Additional convenience.  You will now enjoy greater banking access to over 150 branches throughout Oregon and Washington.  In addition, you will be able to cash your checks and make deposits at any Columbia State Bank location as well as use any Columbia State Bank ATM without a fee.   For a complete list of branch and ATM locations, you may visit www.columbiabank.com or www.wcb.com.   
  • Broader array of financial services.   New services will soon be available to you as a result of the merger including International Banking, Mobile Banking and other consumer services, Wealth Management and enhanced commercial and small business lending.
  • Watch for additional information.  As we move forward with the integration process later this summer, you will receive important materials in distinctive blue envelopes.  Please be sure to read the contents so that you don’t miss out on important integration information. 
  • Questions?  Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document enclosed for additional helpful information.  You will also find up-to-date information in the Welcome Center accessible at www.columbiabank.com or www.wcb.com.  Of course, please feel free to stop by or call your local branch office.

We sincerely appreciate your relationship with us and look forward to continuing to serve your banking needs, while helping you achieve your financial goals.


Robert D. Sznewajs,
President & Chief Executive Officer
West Coast Bancorp
Melanie J. Dressel,
President & Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Banking System & Columbia State Bank


Personal note from Bob Sznewajs:
I will be retiring shortly after the merger following more than 38 years in banking. I am confident that the combination of these two great organizations will continue to provide an even greater level of products, services and benefits to our customers and communities.