Opportunity Bank of Montana opened our doors in Helena in 1922, as American Building and Loan. In 1972, the name of the bank was changed to American Savings & Loan Association. By 1980, the Bank had grown to include branch locations in Bozeman, Butte & Townsend. In 1991, the Bank changed its charter from “savings & loan” to “savings bank” and the name was changed to American Federal Savings Bank. Additional growth came in 2012 by way of acquisition, when American Federal doubled its branch network and increased its footprint across Montana. In 2014, the Bank applied to the state of Montana to change our charter from a federal savings & loan to a state chartered bank. Along with this change also came an exciting new name – OPPORTUNITY BANK of MONTANA.
Today, our customers remain the driving force behind our success and the Bank’s nearly century-long commitment to them has earned it a reputation as a leader in community banking. Opportunity Bank of Montana has grown into a full-service community bank with three Helena locations, as well as branches in Big Timber, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Hamilton, Livingston, Missoula and Townsend. Opportunity Bank is proud of its Montana roots and is honored to be a partner in your community.