Answering AmericanWest Bank Customer Questions
Our Merger with Security Business Bank
Why is AmericanWest Bank merging Security Business Bank?
AmericanWest Bank is committed to establishing a presence in the Southern California market. Security Business Bank is an exceptional bank with exceptional people who understand what it means to be a community bank—to consistently deliver outstanding customer service, to work as a team toward a common goal, and to give something back to the community through hands-on involvement. We share a common set of values that drive our business practices, and our partnership will provide benefits for customers, employees, and communities. Merging Security Business Bank will significantly further our growth goals and move us toward becoming a high-performing, business-focused community bank.
When will the merger take place?
Pending shareholder and regulatory approval, management expects the merger to be complete early in the third quarter.
Will Security Business Bank's name change?
Yes, as one unified bank, we will all be AmericanWest Bank.
Who is Security Business Bank?
Security Business Bank is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and operates four full-service offices throughout the San Diego area. They are a community business bank that offers a wide range of business products.
Does this mean you are going to be a "big bank"?
No. Personalized customer service and one-on-one interaction are at the foundation of AmericanWest Bank. We provide a professional environment in which customers can take care of their banking and financial needs with responsive and reliable personal bankers who know them by name and will go the extra mile to provide the best service available. As we grow, we work even harder to improve the level of service our customers deserve and expect from us. Our dedication to providing the best customer service and our support for our local communities has fueled our success and growth. No matter how much we grow, we will always be a community bank.