Bankwest was named Money magazine’s Bank of the Year in 2017, with its below average mortgage rates a contributing factor.
Bankwest was founded by the government of Western Australia in 1895. Originally known as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia, it has changed hands and names several times since, becoming known as Bankwest in 1994.
Bankwest was bought by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in 2008. Although its headquarters is in Perth, Bankwest has offices throughout Australia.