The investment services arm of BancWest Corp. has agreed to market life insurance and annuity products from Symetra Life Insurance Company.

BancWest, San Francisco, is a bank holding company with 680 offices in 19 Western and Midwestern states.

BancWest is a unit of BNP Paribas S.A., Paris.

Symetra, Bellevue, Wash., is a major annuity issuer that was part of Safeco Corp. until July 2004.