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Talking about Poverty: Re-examining Basic Needs

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blog posts to critically examine how poverty is defined, measured, and talked about, and how those conversations influence public policy. Now that we’ve explored the ins and outs of how we define and...

Is It Possible to Build Wealth in College?

Working for Southern Bancorp as a “wealth builder for everyone” has made me take a closer look at my own finances. As mentioned in previous blogs, I’ve spent the last year reducing debt and saving automatically in an effort to increase my net worth, and I’m often told...

Talking about Poverty: In Need of a Refresh

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is part of a series of blog posts to critically examine how poverty is defined, measured, and talked about, and how those conversations influence public policy. Mollie Orshansky figured out “how” we measure poverty. Her method...

Economic opportunity means different things to different people. For some it’s starting a dream business or buying a new home, while others might need to start with credit counseling, financial education, or a simple checking account. Whatever your needs, from Banking to Borrowing or simply Learning, Southern Bancorp has you covered.

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Southern Bancorp Opens New Olive Branch Location

Southern Bancorp Opens New Olive Branch Location

LITTLE ROCK – Southern Bancorp announced today the opening of a loan production office (LPO) in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The LPO opened Monday, October 21st making it the community development bank’s 48th location in a market area spanning both Arkansas and...

Security Alerts & Updates

Coming Soon: Debit Card Fraud Text Alerts!

Coming Soon: Debit Card Fraud Text Alerts!

We’re excited to announce we’ll be adding Text Fraud Alerts as part of our debit card protection program in the coming weeks. Keeping your account safe and secure is our highest priority. You’ll soon begin receiving text alerts when suspicious activity is detected on...