Our Story

From Humble Beginnings

The year was 1990, and Walter Johnson was convinced that there was a better way to do banking in Texas. The 80’s had permanently altered the Texas banking landscape and the community needed a Texas bank to help it recover from a difficult period. Walter knew that Texans would want a bank large enough to offer the products and services of big banks, but with a Texas feel and understanding. He also imagined a bank that was dedicated to the community.

Walter convinced 135 Houstonians to make an investment to help establish a bank built by Texans, for Texans. In February of 1990, this new bank started with one branch, 20 bankers, $50 million in assets and plenty of optimism!

What We've Become

As part of Zions Bancorporation since 2005, Amegy Bank is strengthened by the stability and resources of one of the nation’s premier financial services companies. As Amegy has grown, our beginnings remind us that accessibility to your banker is important in times of both opportunity and challenge. We stay close to our clients and collaborate with them to help grow their business. We make a commitment not only to their banking needs, but also to helping guide them as they transition their business to the next generation.

Through the “Community Bank Partnership,” Amegy bankers offer personalized solutions to clients by having a 360 degree view of their business and family financial needs. With banking centers across Texas, we live and work here. We understand the spirit and personality of our communities, industries and local economies. Amegy Bank. Here, You Grow!

What the Future Holds

Recognizing that a bank is only as strong as the community it serves, we look forward to building on our history of community involvement, volunteerism and giving. Amegy is committed to supporting the growth, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit of our dynamic state and continuing to collaborate with the communities.

Through our financial strength, talented and committed bankers, and diverse products and services, Amegy is well-positioned to be the bank of choice for Texans!