American National Bank & Trust Company
We might have a different name and look on the outside, but inside, you’ll find many of the same people and principles that you have come to value at HomeTown Bank. Plus, our priorities match as well, with our customers and our communities topping the list. We know mergers bring questions, but we are here to help, starting with this site designed to help find answers to your questions.
October 1, 2018
Merger announced; letters sent to all HomeTown Bank customers
March 19, 2019
Shareholder meetings for final merger approval
April 1, 2019
Legal close date of merger
April 26 – 29, 2019
Banking systems convert from HomeTown Bank to American National. Please review the key action steps in your transition packet to prepare for the system conversion.
April 29, 2019
Conversion complete and the signs are updated. Welcome to American National Bank & Trust Company!
While bank mergers are common, it’s not always easy to find a partner that aligns so well with your values and culture. American National found that in HomeTown and we both offered each other something that will ultimately create a stronger community bank for our customers and our communities for years to come.
The name of the combined bank is American National Bank & Trust Company.
Your account number will remain the same!
The short answer is we hope very little. You will still work with many of the same bankers you have come to know at HomeTown Bank and we’ve created some products and services that mirror what you have today. The hours and branch locations will remain – with the Westlake location consolidating to a branch 0.2 miles away. However, you will now have the strength of a bank with 110 years of service along with some new products and services you haven’t had previously.
Your direct deposit will not be interrupted. The organization initiating the deposit will be contacted with American National’s new routing number and you may be contacted to verify this information. The NEW routing number is 051401027.
Your existing checks from HomeTown Bank can be used through the end of 2019. After that, new checks will need to be ordered but we will offer a credit towards any new check purchases with our buy-back program.
Your HomeTown Bank debit card will not work after April 28. Customers that have used their debit cards within the past year will receive a new debit card or ATM. Please contact your local branch if you don’t receive a card by April 20.
YES! We are working to transfer all of your payee information over to our bill pay system, including all scheduled payments. However, please note that any e-bills will not transfer. Those will need to be set up again. Also, please be sure that you don't have any bills scheduled to be paid on April 29, 2019. Reference the Welcome Guide for additional information.
During conversion weekend (April 26-29), there will be some service interruptions as we prepare to convert HomeTown’s banking system to ours. Please review a transition checklist on page 5 of the welcome guide to be sure you are prepared.
Please contact your local branch just as you do today. Or you can call us at 1.800.240.8190 as well.
The signs will change on April 29, 2019.
The only impact to the HomeTown Bank locations is at Westlake. We both had branches within a quarter mile of each other so we will consolidate into the larger of the two, which is American National’s branch located at 12930 Booker T. Washington Hwy in Hardy.
The branch hours will not change in Roanoke and New River. However, with the consolidation of the Westlake location, the hours there will now be Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm (drive-thru stays open until 6pm) and Friday 8:30am – 6pm; Saturday 8:30am-12pm