True Community Banking

What does True Community Banking mean? It means working together to find solutions under even the most trying of circumstances.

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Personal Banking

Banking is about more than just checking and savings accounts. As a full-service community bank, we offer all the options you’d expect at a big bank from bankers who know you by name and can help you pick the best products and services to meet your needs.

Business Banking

Every business is unique, which is why our business banking experts take the time to learn about your company's needs so we can offer the best solutions. We offer accounts and services that give you the maximum amount of flexibility and choice.

Corporate Banking

Your success strengthens more than just your business—it strengthens our community. Our business banking experts are here to make your day-to-day operations simpler and your long-term goals more achievable.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was created with appropriations of $28.6 billion to assist restaurant owners in the form of a grant administered directly through the SBA. The SBA has since issued information on the grant process and application, with registration beginning on April 30, 2021.

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PPP Forgiveness Webinar

You can access the recording of our PPP Forgiveness Webinar here. We will continue to post updates to our blog and FAQs as we receive new information.

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Digital Wallet

Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay allow you to use your ARB debit card in stores using your smart phone or watch at contact-less payment terminals by employing near-field communication. You can also make purchases in apps and online and do person-to-person transactions.

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COVID-19

The current crisis has changed the way we live, the way we do business, and the way we bank.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resource page for information about local resources, safe banking options, help for businesses, and ways to avoid becoming a victim of fraud during this time.

You will also find resources on topics like Paycheck Protection Program loans, elder abuse prevention and more in our blog, podcast, and webinar archives.

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Why .BANK?

Our new .BANK domains help to prevent phishing attacks against our employees, customers and vendors by providing a visual identification cue for our emails and websites, and strong anti-spoofing technologies behind the scenes. Going forward, you can authenticate our emails and website simply by looking for the .BANK (rather than .com) at the end of our email addresses and at the end of our URL.

If it’s not .BANK, it’s not us. Some of our trusted vendors use different domains, however we will verify the legitimacy and link to them directly from our .BANK website for convenience.

Always start at our .BANK site!

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Latest News & Articles

Registration Opens for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund on…

Blog April 29, 2021 by Laurel Sykes

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was created with appropriations of $28.6 billion to assist restaurant owners in the form of a grant administered directly through the SBA. The SBA has since issued information on the grant process and application,…

American Riviera Bank Reports Assets Exceeding $1 Billion

News item April 26, 2021 by Michelle Martinich

Santa Barbara, California (April 26, 2021) – American Riviera Bank (OTC Markets: ARBV) announced today that assets exceeded $1 billion during the quarter, and totaled $1,083,326,000 at March 31, 2021.

Financial Literacy Part 2: Providing Financial Education in…

Podcast April 13, 2021 by Regional Pulse Podcast

Laurel Sykes, Executive Vice President, Compliance and Risk Manager at American Riviera Bank, continues our two-part series on financial literacy with special guests Robb Schiff, longtime educator and AVID Coordinator with the Santa Barbara Unified…