Westamerica extends Fidelity Information Services contract

Source: Fidelity National Financial

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a Fortune 500 provider of products and outsourced services and solutions to financial institutions and the real estate industry, and its Fidelity Information Services ("Fidelity") division announce that it has signed an outsourcing contract extension with Westamerica Bancorporation. The agreement calls for Fidelity to continue to manage the company's data center operations in Fairfield, California.

"So much about being successful in business is based on forming the right partnerships," said Roger Leitner, president of Fidelity Information Services' Enterprise Banking Systems division. "Westamerica ranks among the most profitable banks in America, and it is a pleasure to do business with the organization. Fidelity will continue to work as a partner with Westamerica to ensure its sales and service tools are top-of-the-line."

Westamerica utilizes Fidelity's complete suite of core account processing applications, including systems for direct deposit, customer information, commercial loans, real estate, financial management, account payable, installment credit, item reconciliation, customer service management and online collections.

A total of 35 Fidelity employees manage the Westamerica data center operations, providing mainframe and client/server programming, network management and application support for all client/server applications.

"Our 30-year relationship with Fidelity has been very beneficial," said David Payne, Westamerica's chief executive officer. "Fidelity is truly a business partner, with a strong understanding of our needs and a desire to support our success now and in the future. We are so comfortable with Fidelity, in fact, that we have offered to serve as a reference. I think that says it all."

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