About Us

History (material transactions)

2010

  • Acquired 100% of the common shares of National Leasing Group Inc.

2008

  • Acquired 72.5% ownership of Adroit Investment Management Ltd.

2005

  • Acquired branch of National Bank of Greece (Canada)

2004

  • Acquired Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. (CDI)
  • Acquired Valiant Trust Company

2001

  • Acquired Kelowna and Regina branches of Laurentian Bank

2000

  • Canadian Western Capital sold to Goepel McDermid Inc.

1997

  • Acquired control (80%) of Canadian Western Capital Ltd., formerly Majendie Charlton Securities Ltd.

1996

  • Acquired B.C. Bancorp (chartered in '67)

1995

  • Aetna Trust Company purchased and renamed Canadian Western Trust Company

1994

  • Canadian Western Bank and North West Trust Company amalgamated as Canadian Western Bank

1993

  • Acquired Western Canadian Branches of Metropolitan Trust

1992

  • Purchased 23% of Charlton Securities

1990

  • Larry M. Pollock became President & CEO

1988

  • Western & Pacific Bank and Bank of Alberta amalgamated as Canadian Western Bank

1984

  • Bank of Alberta chartered

1982

  • Western & Pacific Bank of Canada chartered