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A Big Idea: Banking on Building Empathy

By James Owen Most of us don’t think twice about how easy it is to access money. If you’re like me, it’s so easy you can do it before your first cup of coffee. Select, swipe, sip. But for too many Arkansans, just accessing their money is a challenge. Nationally, seven...

Talking about Poverty: Food Costs in the 1950s

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts to critically examine how poverty is defined, measured, and talked about, and how those conversations influence public policy. I know, I know. We’ve been talking about poverty. Why are we...

Pay Day Super Saving

Have you ever looked at the calendar and been excited to see five Fridays or perhaps even five Wednesdays in a month? For many of us, that excitement comes from knowing we’re going to receive an “extra” paycheck. Those who get paid bi-weekly (depending on which day of...

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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From our mission to our markets, Southern Bancorp is a different kind of bank. Focusing on underserved communities, Southern combines traditional banking and lending services with financial development tools and public policy advocacy to help families and communities grow stronger.

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Southern Bancorp Welcomes New Commercial Lender in DeSoto County

Southern Bancorp Welcomes New Commercial Lender in DeSoto County

LITTLE ROCK, ARK – Southern Bancorp recently announced the hiring of Bret Blankenship as Vice President of Commercial Lending in DeSoto County, Mississippi. He comes to Southern with more than 15 years of banking experience. “As a mission-focused financial...

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...