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Home Loans

Visit your Hometown Valley Banks Mortgage Lender TODAY for competitive rates and service you can count on

Personal Loans

You can APPLY today from the comfort of your living room or in person

Online Banking

Whether at home or across the world, Valley Banks is always with you

About Us


The beginning of Valley Banks was truly a community effort and one of the things that makes small town life so special.

Members of the community from up and down the valley came together to raise the capital necessary to get a local community bank off the ground.

With the support of locals Michael Ruhkala, Kenneth Hurt, Robert Erickson and Chuck Norman, Allen Buhr’s dream was nearly realized.

Even after the community business leaders had come together, they were still short of funds.  At that point the journey was reminiscent of an old fashioned barn raising.

Friends, families and neighbors came together giving sometimes a few dollars, sometimes a few hundred dollars, to raise the remaining capital needed to make the dream of a community owned bank a reality.

Today, the dream continues with branches in Ronan, Arlee, Hot Springs, Thompson Falls, Pablo, Polson and Saint Ignatius. All operated by members of their local communities. In the words of Allen Buhr, Valley Banks prides itself “in supporting those who support us.”


Download the Valley Banks app and simplify your banking. Discover quick, simple and convenient way to take command of your bank account, on your mobile phone.


News & Information

VB Community Scholarship

Attention Class of 2023!

Now that the school year is over, you are officially a senior in high school!

For more information or to participate in the class of 2023 Valley Banks community scholarship program, please contact Shannon at

Protect Your Account

Manage your finances while guarding against fraud by using the latest version of the CardValet app:

  • Turn your credit cards on and off
  • Establish transaction controls for dollar amount limits, merchant categories and geographic locations
  • Receive alerts when your credit card is used, approved or exceeds the transaction controls set by you
  • Stay informed of potential fraud with alerts on attempted and declined transactions
  • Get real-time balances for your accounts

Join Our Team

Valley Banks is ever growing and always looking for community minded individuals, looking for a career in banking.

Request current career opportunities and email your resume to our Human Resources department today.