First Citizen's Bank Replacing OneWest Bank on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica 90403
"OneWest Bank previously operated as a division of CIT, which merged with and became a division of First Citizens Bank in January 2022."
July 25, 2022
At midnight on Sunday July 17th, First Citizens Bank replaced One West Bank at 17th Street and Montana Avenue. "First Citizens Bank has been operation for 124 years (founded in 1898), and we're the largest family controlled bank in the United States," explained Frank Smith in an email. Smith is the Sernior Communications VP for the company. "While we're headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, we've served customers in California since 2003."
"OneWest Bank previously operated as a division of CIT, which merged with and became a division of First Citizens Bank in January 2022. Over the past weekend, the OneWest Bank division completed its conversion to First Citizens Bank's operations and systems, which included the installation of signage with the First Citizens Bank name at branch locations. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers in Santa Monica," Smith wrote in an email.
"First Citizens BancShares Inc., with more than $100 billion in assets, is the parent company of First Citizens Bank, which operates more than 550 branches in 22 states. Our website is http://www.firstcitizens.com."