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Celebrating Our History and Future

At a time when there is disruption and confusion in the banking industry, we are proud that our healthy legacy poises us for a strong future. Making things possible for our customers, communities and neighbors is what we’re all about. Our strong past and sound leadership enable us to create possibilities and provide financial peace of mind.

 

50 Years of Possibilities

steady growth and advancement

Our History

Founded in 1971 with one location in Moultrie, Georgia and $1 million in capital, Ameris Bank now manages nearly $22 billion in assets and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Our Purpose

Since 1979, Ameris Bank has successfully completed 35 mergers and acquisitions, which has expanded our services and customer outreach to five states with 165 full-service banking locations and mortgage* and premium finance lending across the continental United States.

Our Culture

Ameris Bank started with less than 20 teammates, and now we are growing careers for nearly 3,000 teammates.

Volunteering

With annual giving of more than 1,000 volunteer hours and more than $3.5 million to charitable initiatives, Ameris Bank remains a vital part of the 141 communities we serve.

Making It Possible

Message from CEO Palmer Proctor

"When our founder, Eugene Vereen, started the bank, he surrounded himself with likeminded people who were dedicated to making an impact for their customers and community through innovative solutions. Now - on a 20,000 times scale – I am proud that today we continue to build on this legacy with our industrious spirit and dedication to human connections – all with the purpose of providing financial peace of mind to those in our community, one person at a time."

Providing financial peace of mind

Making Homeownership a Reality

Over the past year and a half, we’ve provided homeownership to more than 49,000 customers, including more than 13,000 first-time homebuyers and more than 5,000 low to moderate income buyers.

Keeping Businesses Alive and Thriving

In 2020 and 2021, we provided PPP funding to more than 14,600 businesses, totaling more than $1.5 billion in funding, with intentional outreach to more than 400,000 minority and female-owned businesses.

Supporting Economic Growth

Ameris Bank is driving economic development across the 141 communities we serve, providing more than $18 billion in business lending over the past year and a half.

 

Looking beyond tradition

Creating solid, innovative solutions for the future.

Robust Offerings 

Extensive commercial banking, wealth management, expansive mortgage services and premium financing.

Customized Commercial Lending

Boasts proprietary credit assessments and structuring, which accommodates unique lending needs and makes it possible for businesses across a variety of industries.

Digital Banking Tools

In addition to the 165 branches and 219 ATMs throughout the Southeast, 55% of Ameris customers take advantage of our strong digital banking tools.

And So Much More

Ameris Bank is making substantial investments in automated, robotic solutions to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction. We are also investing in teammate tools, technology and professional development to better serve and council our customers.

A storied history. An exciting future.

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Ameris Bank does not provide retail mortgage lending in the following states: NV, NY and OK.

All loans are subject to approval.