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Full Service Banking in Amherst

Full Service Banking in Amherst County

Bank of the James opened for business in July 1999.  Since then, we’ve grown from a new bank with 12 employees and one location to a local regional bank with multiple offices covering much of Virginia, over 150 employees, and a reputation in the communities we serve as a trusted bank and a reliable community partner. 

We want to take time to acknowledge our customers and say thank you.  We are grateful for each of you who has trusted Bank of the James to be their bank of choice.  As national banks are merging or leaving our local communities, Bank of the James is here to serve you.  If you are looking for a new banking relationship, we would love to meet you.  Call us or stop by the Amherst Office and meet our bankers.   We look forward to seeing you.

Bank of the James is a local bank located conveniently in Amherst, Virginia.

As a local bank, we understand that community is important, especially to a small town like Amherst. When you walk through the doors of our main office in Amherst, we want you to feel welcomed and at home. Our office is located on Main Street in downtown Amherst. Our Amherst staff members can assist you with any of your banking needs, including mortgages, personal banking, business banking, loan solutions, and more. 

Amherst County is home to the beloved Rebec Winery, host of the Virginia Wine & Garlic festival. During the fall season, you can pick your own apples at two unique orchards, Morris Orchard or Rock Hill Orchard. At Bank of the James, we cultivate a friendly attitude and charming atmosphere reminiscent of our surrounding Amherst community.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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a brick and cream colored bank of the james building in amherst virginia with a maroon truck, silver SUV and silver car parked out front

Amherst

BRANCH AMENITIES

  • Full Financial Service Lobby
  • Drive-Thru
  • Personal Lending
  • Mortgage Lending
  • ATM
  • Night Deposit
  • Business Night Deposit
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
Personal Banking
FREE checking accounts, debit cards, savings accounts and more!
Business Solutions
Business loans, cash management and more- our experienced staff helps your business grow.
Loan Solutions
Whether you are buying a vehicle, home or land, our team is here to help you.
Mobile Banking
Pay bills, check balances, transfer money.
Open an Account Online
Open a checking or savings account in 10 minutes!

What Our Customers Are Saying

Absolutely amazing service. The ladies here are incredibly friendly and fantastic at their job. Every single time I need something, they are more than welcome to help me. If you ever have a problem they always check with you to make sure it's fixed!
Casey Tyree
Casey Tyree
23:27 03 Jun 18
Michelle Thomas
Michelle Thomas
00:27 31 Aug 18
I would like to start off with the Wonderfully Amazing Staff Jenny , Christy, Rob & Sarah , thank you all for being kind , helpful and informational whenever I have a need . Stellar customer service ! I am overly Impressed with the quickness of every transaction I have ever processed . I truly wish everyone could have the same relationship with their bankers as I am lucky enough to have with mine . Thank you all for taking care of my family & myself .
Mary Carroll
Mary Carroll
14:31 23 Aug 19
Love all the employees at the Amherst location. Extremely friendly and an absolute pleasure to do business with.
Sarah Baxter
Sarah Baxter
16:41 27 Aug 19
I love the service in this bank, fast, friendly service. They are so helpful. A great bank with great features. Also interest checking. Really a very big deal.
Bonnie Dawson
Bonnie Dawson
02:31 13 Sep 19
Just a great place to do our business and personal banking!! The representatives at the Amherst Branch have always been friendly, available and personable. It's like visiting with extended family :) Thanks for all you do!
Jennifer Collins
Jennifer Collins
18:18 29 Aug 19
I absolutely love the people and service provided. They are personal yet professional and very knowledgable. They have gone above and beyond in helping and serving their customers. Keep up the great work.
Angela Poe
Angela Poe
14:00 17 Oct 19
These folks are wonderful. They are always courteous and go out of their way to be helpful. I recommend this bank and branch highly!
Bonnie Kestner
Bonnie Kestner
14:25 17 Oct 19
They were very friendly and quick! I really enjoy the little team at the Amherst BOTJ. :)
Arlie Hime
Arlie Hime
16:19 26 Sep 19
Great bank! Super friendly and always helpful!
Schuyler Somers
Schuyler Somers
12:58 16 Sep 20
Great Service, great people!
Oren Campbell
Oren Campbell
20:44 15 Sep 20
Great place to bank. The staff is very friendly and helpful!
Julie Rose
Julie Rose
22:46 15 Sep 20
I usually call the Amherst Office whenever I need banking help. At times I stop by the branch, they call me by name. I always feel good when I go into the branch to be so welcome. I have never had any question or problem that could not be solved by telephone or in person. Jenny Jones, Branch Manager and staff do an outstanding job for their customers. As you have always done, please keep banking a personal relationship.
Harold Woody
Harold Woody
21:00 16 Sep 20

Amherst

164 S. Main Street Amherst, VA 24521

Phone: 434-946-9777