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American Bank

Personal & Commercial Banking

American Bank, chartered in 1964, is headquartered in Covington on the Northshore. This community bank was recognized as Louisiana’s #1 SBA Lender, recognized by the Small Business Administration – the preferred SBA lender serving the Gulf South Region. Under the leadership of Alton McRee, CEO, Andrew Burns, COO, and Todd Rauch, CFO, American Bank is locally owned by community shareholders and has increased its focus on SBA and commercial lending, helping countless small businesses acquire the capital they need to grow their business.

“We are a community bank in the truest sense of the word,” says McRee. “We focus on relationships and our customer experience. For example, when you call the bank, you talk to a real person—never an automated system. Best of all, the banker you speak to is empowered to help.”

American Bank remains dedicated to its mission of community banking, maintaining the customer service priorities that have defined it for nearly six decades. Its offerings include robust deposit accounts, consumer and traditional business lending, mortgage services, and competitive deposit account choices. In the modern era, advanced technology provides conveniences such as online banking, ACH transfers, and mobile and direct deposits—features customers have come to expect.

A unique advantage of the American Bank team is its very successful SBA lending program. With a wealth of knowledge around the process and 30+ years of experience, Alton McRee stays actively involved, visiting clients directly to understand their businesses and goals so his team can make the often-intimidating process easy and accessible.

“We are built for speed,” says McRee. “When someone needs a loan, they want an answer quickly. Because we’re a small community bank with local decision makers, we can move requests through the process extremely fast and ensure our local small businesses are set up for success.”

10025 50621

Covington, Mandeville, Hammond, Terrytown, Coushatta

985-898-0206 |

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