Welcome to Southern Bancorp

Headquarters: Little Rock, Arkansas

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ONLINE: www.banksouthern.com 

PHONE:  1 (800) 789-3428

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Investment focus: 83% neighborhoods, 0% trading, 17% other

Geographic impact focus: 84% Arkansas, 16% Mississippi

Impact Designations: Certified B Corporation, Member GABV, Designated CDBI

1 of 6 Certified B Corporation Banks in the US

1 of 7 US Member Banks of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

1 of 512 Community Development Banking Institutions in the US

 

How Southern Bancorp bank's investment focus compares versus industry averages

 

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Cherry 

Street Blues

Cherry Street is Main Street in Helena, Arkansas. It used to be an economic hot spot for the farming sector, but the industrialization of big agriculture led to the closing of business along the corridor. New businesses are now opening up on Cherry Street, thanks to small business owners moving in. Read more...

Delta Hot Tamales

The best tamales in the Delta are made by Mr. and Ms. Hicks, who were the first in their families to start a business. As African Americans growing up in the South during the 60s, their legacy goes beyond the region's best tamales but toward strengthening the economics of their historically poor community. Read more...

My Friends 

Next Door

Matt grew up on a farm outside Helena and while his friends moved away to find jobs in big cities, Matt stayed to build jobs here. His friends are staying now, too. Southern leads the country in focusing on small business development in the Delta. Read more...


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Southern Bancorp is an FDIC-Insured Bank and Member of the CDARs network.