Statue to Honor Life, Legacy of Maggie Lena Walker

Maggie Lena Walker: trailblazer, entrepreneur, innovator. On Saturday, July 15th, the local government in Richmond, VA, will celebrate Maggie Lena Walker’s 153rd Birthday by unveiling a statue honoring her story, legacy, and commitment to providing financial services...
The 2016 Annual Report is here!

The 2016 Annual Report is here!

View the Annual Report (PDF) 2016 was a milestone year in Southern Bancorp’s history. From launching our three audacious goals, which will guide our work for the next ten years, to repurchasing $33.8 million dollars in Community Development Capital Initiative (CDCI)...
HAVEN Grant Helps Army National Guard Vet

HAVEN Grant Helps Army National Guard Vet

Southern Bancorp and FHLB Dallas provide funds for needed home renovation ARKADELPHIA, ARKANSAS, March 31, 2017 — Retired Sergeant Joe Braswell, now 53, wasn’t a young recruit in 2003 when servicemen and women were getting called to fight in the Iraq War. In fact, he...
America Saves Week Comes to Mississippi and Arkansas

America Saves Week Comes to Mississippi and Arkansas

Financial emergencies don’t follow a schedule. Flat tires, leaky rooftops, or unexpected bills can pop-up without warning to disrupt your financial life, which is why Southern Bancorp and Southern Bancorp Community Partners are encouraging you to take the pledge to...

Turning Tax Time into Savings Time

When it comes to tax time, it’s probably safe to assume that most folks aren’t thinking about savings. But that’s exactly what we at Southern Bancorp had on our mind in 2016 when we unveiled the Split, Save and Win sweepstakes aimed at encouraging people to save a...
Rural Economic Mobility and Wealth Building

Rural Economic Mobility and Wealth Building

Despite the general economic recovery in the United States, income inequality and wealth inequality are expanding.  Perhaps more critically, it is becoming more and more difficult for families with lower wealth or income to achieve upward economic mobility.  These two...