COVID-19 Support Center
Current as of - Friday, May 15, 2020

American River Bank is NOT accepting any new applications. We are continuing to process all previously accepted applications

For additional details, please click on the PPP button to your right.

Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Information

We know these are challenging times and we’re committed to providing you the access, guidance and resources you need to manage your finances.

The Department of Treasury started distributing stimulus payments (also known as Economic Impact Payments/EIP) on April 15, to eligible persons. To find out if you’re eligible or for information on how to enter account information as a “non-filer” please visit the Internal Revenue Service website.

If you are eligible to receive a payment, you may receive the funds in one of these ways:

  • Direct Deposit: Your payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account you used for tax filing purposes.
  • Paper Check in the Mail: If you did not give the IRS your direct deposit account information through your federal tax return in the last two years or provide the IRS with your information as a non-filer, you will receive a US Treasury check. The check will be mailed to the address on file at the IRS from the prior year tax return. Checks will have a pay date of April 24, 2020.
    • 5 – 7 million checks will be distributed on a weekly basis until all checks have been delivered.

 To Deposit Or Cash A Paper Check At American River Bank (ARB)

  • You must be an existing ARB client
  • We encourage you to deposit your check using an ARB Night Drop or the ARB Mobile App. The back of the check must be endorsed with “For Mobile Deposit Only ARB” and the payee’s signature when mobile deposited.  If the endorsement is missing the check may be rejected.  Clients will be notified if a reject occurs and will be asked to place the original in the Night Drop or bring it into a branch for deposit. 

Protect Yourself From Fraud

There are reports of scammers targeting people claiming they need to file claims or provide personal information. We urge you to ignore any phone calls, texts or email requesting information from you to receive your economic impact payment. If you receive a suspicious email or text message, don’t respond, click on links, or open attachments. As a reminder, if we reach out to you, we will never ask for confidential information such as your name, password, personal identification number (PIN) or other account information.

Here are a few resources for you with the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, economic impact payments and more:

For additional information on American River Bank Loan Relief and general COVID-19 related information, please click on the related button to your right.


David E. Ritchie, Jr.
President & CEO
American River Bank