HBOS plc is a United-Kingdom based company. It is the holding company of the HBOS Group. It operates through five divisions: Retail, Corporate, Insurance & Investment, International and Treasury & Asset Management. The Company’s Retail range of products includes personal and business banking products and services to 23 million customers. In October 2008, Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced that it has acquired the Bank of Western Australia Limited (BankWest) and St Andrew’s Australia Pty Ltd (St Andrew’s) through the execution of a sale and purchase agreement with United Kingdom-based HBOS plc.