Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has brought about abrupt changes in all of our lives. Merchants and Planters Bank realizes the impact it has had on our customers' physical and financial well-being, and we want to encourage you to reach out to us if you or your business needs assistance. Bank President, Jim Gowen, Jr., offers his gratitude and commitment to serve in his
Message to Our Customers 
  

Branch Updates

All banking transactions in all locations are being conducted at our drive-thrus.
 
Our Swifton office, located inside Rusty's convenience store, does not have a drive-thru, so it will be temporarily closed. All customers are asked to visit or call our Tuckerman office.  With the exception of our Swifton office, staff members will be on-site at all locations and ready to assist you. If your banking needs cannot be met through the drive-thru, please call and speak with your Merchants and Planters banker at their location. You may also call our main number (870) 523-3601 if you are unsure who to call.
 

Keep It Safe

In light of recent developments related to the Coronavirus, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding Americans that FDIC insured banks remain the safest place to keep their money.  Learn more about why the FDIC was created and their role in ensuring your money is kept safe and sound when it's in their institutions. 
FDIC Facts

Unfortunately, during times of crisis fraud attempts spike.  Scammers use times like these to play on peoples' emotions and take advantage of the situation.  Stay on your game! If you are contacted in any way - phone call, text message, email, social messaging, etc., and asked to provide your personal information, do not give it out.  A legitimate business will not contact you and ask for this. Here are more tips on ways to avoid 
 

Small Business Administration  

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued guidance and loan assistance for small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. 
Check out the resources on their website.