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Our Story

Open the door to opportunity

In 1993 the doors of what would become Mountain West Bank officially opened at the corner of Government Way and Ironwood Drive in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

MWB original branch location photo of trailer

Our humble origins, circa 1993

Today, the bank now serves customers from 21 branches conveniently located across the states of Idaho and Washington. Mountain West Bank was founded by local business leaders with the shared vision that community and banking could be one in the same. Since then, Mountain West Bank has been steadfastly dedicated to the mission of providing customers with Legendary Customer Service. We’re big enough to provide the best in banking products and offerings and small enough to provide personal, exceptional service. We proudly offer our customers a full complement of consumer and business products including checking and savings accounts, Certificates of Deposit, IRAs and Money Market Accounts. Our lending services include residential, construction, commercial and consumer products. Making a difference also happens right at our bank. Mountain West Bank, A Division of Glacier Bank, takes pride in supporting the communities and people in which we serve. 

Glacier Bancorp is consistently recognized as one of the top performing banks in the country.
Source; 2024 Forbes Media, LLC

A member of the Glacier family since 1999, we are proud to be part of a great company and honored that Forbes, one of the foremost financial publication in the world, continues to recognize Glacier as one of the top performing banks. This recognition is a tribute to the employees at Mountain West Bank and throughout Glacier Bancorp. Their passion for community banking is the foundation for our success. 

- Scott C. Anderson, Mountain West Bank, President and CEO


We love where we work!

At Mountain West bank, our employees love where they work! Our employees describe our culture as one that promotes having fun at work and being one big happy family. We take every opportunity we can to recognize and appreciate our employees, not only on designated days, but all throughout the year. We love investing in our employees whether it be in the form of our generous 401(k) contributions to our robust training programs. We also love volunteering in our communities and love delivering the unexpected not only to each other but to our customers.


Community Outreach

We are deeply committed to the prosperity of our region. That’s why giving back to our community has always been an important part of who we are. Our employees are involved as leaders and volunteers in local organizations throughout the area.  We are consistently teaching, sponsoring and implementing financial literacy into public schools and non profits around the area.  Serving is something we are great at!  

To see what our amazing staff does for our communities, visit our community page

We proudly serve the communities of Coeur d Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Ponderay, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Ketchum, & Hailey, Idaho, Spokane Valley, Newport, & Ione Washington.