American Bancor, Ltd.
American Bancor, Ltd. is a North Dakota based holding company and banking organization that includes two
North Dakota-chartered banks, American Bank Center and North Country Bank, and two financial service
subsidiary companies, American Trust Center and American Insurance Center.
American Bancor, Ltd. was originally formed on November 15, 1976, under the name United Bancor. Its main
assets were American State Bank of Dickinson and Citizens State Bank of New England. In 1984, the holding
company aquired the Bank of Killdeer. It wasn't until January 7, 2002, that the company expanded eastward
when it merged with Bismarck BancShares of Bismarck, parent company to Bank Center First. In January
2005, United Bancor acquired Scandia American Bank & Trust of Stanley. The following year, United Bancor,
Ltd. changed its name to American Bancor, Ltd. Looking to further expand, American Bancor, Ltd. acquired
CountryBank USA, located in Cando and Devils Lake in January 2010. The latest expansion took place in
October 2012 when the company purchased North Country Bank, located in McClusky, Underwood,
Mercer, Goodrich and Riverdale, North Dakota.
American Bank Center
Locally owned since 1909, American Bank Center is the largest locally owned financial center in southwest
North Dakota. The bank serves eight communities including Bismarck, Dickinson, Cando, Devils Lake,
Killdeer, Minot, New England and Stanley.
American Trust Center
Trust powers were initially granted in July 1983 as a trust department of American State Bank & Trust of
Dickinson. In 2002, Trust Center of America was purchased by American Bank Center in Bismarck. The
following year, the trust department of American State Bank & Trust (Dickinson) and Trust Center of
America (Bismarck) merged and, together, became American Trust Center. American Trust Center
has offices in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot and offers services to outlying American Bank Center
and North Country Bank communities.
American Insurance Center
Serving customers since the 1960’s, American Insurance Center’s roots include mergers of The Wald
Agency, Prairie Insurance, First Insurance Agency, King Insurance Agency, Prairie Dakota Insurance,
CountryInsure USA and most recently, The Larry Ash Agency. The agency has grown to include the
communities of Bismarck, Cando, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Minot, and Stanley, North Dakota.
American Insurance Center writes business in four states through more than 40 companies. AIC has
been recognized for superior professionalism and profitability and a “best of the best” agency by Farmers
Alliance Companies. AIC is also considered a Best Practice Agency recognized by Independent Insurance
Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and among only 180 agencies in the nation based on financial and
operational data that is scored and ranked objectively.
Our way of life & promise to you
American is committed to the success and well-being of the communities we serve. Grounded in the
mid-west, we are a hometown bank with community at the heart of everything we do.