Saline County has grown by leaps and bounds since 2007 when First Security Bank opened its first branch on Alcoa Road. The following year saw the finalization of the purchase of the former Union Bank, a longtime Saline County institution, creating new branches for residents to use. Now, First Security Bank has six banking center locations in Saline County and 77 throughout the state of Arkansas.

With 53 employees here in Saline County and over 1,000 employees statewide, First Security Bank takes pride in this growth and in the community it has come to love. They partner with businesses and individuals alike. 

First Security Bank stresses the importance of community involvement and participates in several Saline County programs. The bank has recently joined Arkansas Scholars, which recognizes high school students in various school districts who maintain a “C” average and 95 percent or higher attendance rate.  First Security also takes part in several other programs through the Boys and Girls Clubs in Benton and Bryant, Civitan Services of Saline County, Habitat for Humanity, and various other non-profit organizations.

“Overall, our message is to be a premiere community bank in Saline County by giving back and serving our community,” says Stuart Norton, president of Saline County operations for First Security Bank. “Our desire is to be involved in our community by giving back and serving through contributions to many non-profit organizations and serving at various events such as Teal Grills, golf tournaments, chamber banquets, and other civic events in our community. Our folks live here and we want to help make it a great place to live and raise a family!”

Norton continues, “As mentioned, we are very community-minded in how we see ourselves as a bank. We celebrate that we are ‘Only in Arkansas’ and this means our focus is on the people and their businesses here in Arkansas.

“First Security is committed to providing exceptional banking for all customers in our home state. We live out that commitment with regular investments in advanced services, new locations, local infrastructure and much more – all without losing our local touch.”

First Security Bank is so proud of Arkansas that they created an entire website dedicated to the charms of the Natural State. Visit today for an in-depth look at the people, places, attractions, food and fun that make Arkansas the only place First Security Bank wants to be.

Based in Searcy, Arkansas, privately held First Security Bancorp has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial services holding company. Supported by the strength of $1.18 billion in total capital and $5.4 billion in assets, First Security Bank can meet any financing need – right here in Arkansas.