Pan American Bank was established in 1964 by Romana Acosta Bañuelos, the first Latina United States Treasurer. Pan American Bank opened its doors with the mission of serving the under-represented and under-served consumers and small businesses of East Los Angeles.  Pan American Bank maintains a fully-bilingual staff (English/Spanish) ready to meet the needs of its customers. The Bank has become nationally recognized as a leading community bank based on its advocacy-based style of banking.


Pan American Bank offers products and services available at larger competitors. The difference between Pan American Bank and larger banks is the “hand-holding” and service offered by its employees. Many of Pan American Bank’s employees come from the same community served by the Bank.  As such, they understand the credit and deposit needs of the local community and are able to provide the expected level of service.


For more information visit or call (323) 264-3310.

Doug Ruiz