These central Arkansas banks are considered among the best in the state, offering a variety of benefits to customers. Here, we chose to spotlight a standout service for each, but you can learn more about all their financial services by visiting each website or calling the phone numbers provided.
You won’t hear Arvest customers complaining that they were charged fees for basic services such as BillPay or that the bank was closed at an inopportune time – most branches are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.
Arvest is the largest Arkansas-based bank, operating 230 branches in 16 locally managed markets in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The ease of accessibility aids customers in not only finding branches, but in finding branches that are open after work or on the weekends when they need to make an important transaction.
In addition to delivering their entire range of banking products and services, including their new state-of-the-art mobile banking platform service and apps – all with their celebrated commitment to “no fine print banking,” Onebanc has a long and noted history of providing both human and financial resources to wide range of local not-for-profit organizations.
Locally owned, their broad support helps reinforce relationships with their customers, employees and friends, while ensuring that central Arkansas’ cultural, human service, health care and educational organizations continue to advance the quality of life for the entire community.
Centennial Bank’s long list of customer-rated perks – 100 to be exact – include the obvious things like free checking, competitive interest rates and access to hundreds of ATMs around the state. But there are unique benefits, too, including instant-issue debit cards, $500 overdraft protection, 24-hour live phone support, and free use of change machines to turn coins to cash.
Beyond managing more than $3 billion in assets, Centennial actively serves in the community, and even created a First Account Kids Club to help plant a financially savvy seed in young children’s minds – it’s a big hit with parents.
First Arkansas Bank & Trust
Although this family-owned financial institution is headquartered in Jacksonville, they’ve also planted 27 banking centers around central Arkansas to readily serve customers. The convenient branch locations are great, but customers rave even more about something else – the generous terms on First Arkansas’ Kasasa Cash, Giving and Tunes checking accounts (among others).
With these, customers get free, high-interest checking services that earn them cash (3.50 percent APY*), interest can be donated automatically to their favorite charity, or they’ll rack up free iTunes download rewards.
Best of all, customers don’t have to maintain a minimum balance and they get worldwide ATM refunds.
*rate subject to change by the bank at any time.
Metropolitan National Bank
Metropolitan is more than one of the largest banks in the state of Arkansas. It’s also one of the highest-rated in the region – voted “best bank” in reader’s polls of publications such as Arkansas Business and Soiree. Its solid reputation and history of satisfied customers are rooted in the bank’s pledge to be “Nearby & Neighborly” – something it’s been for the past 40 years while serving customers in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Sherwood, Sheridan and beyond.
But Metropolitan’s belief that customers deserve the absolute best is not limited to service with a smile – customers have a full range of financial services at their fingertips, too.