For Immediate Release
(Blevins, AR—September 10, 2021) – Farmers Bank & Trust has announced plans to close its Blevins, Arkansas branch, located at 5461 Highway 371, to customer walk-in and drive-thru traffic effective October 29, 2021. The decision was made after thorough research and consideration. Affected employees were offered continued employment with the bank at other locations.
To ensure continued customer service for the Blevins community, Farmers will continue to provide a MyFarmers iTeller Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) at the branch location in Blevins. The ITM will provide expanded live teller services from 7 am to 7 pm Monday thru Friday and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturdays.
MyFarmers iTeller ITMs allow customers to make deposits, withdraw cash, transfer funds, check account balances, and make loan payments, all with the help of a friendly Farmers Bank & Trust iTeller on a video screen. These iTellers are officed at other Farmers Bank & Trust locations in Arkansas and Texas to provide local service during extended hours. The machine also functions as a traditional ATM twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for customers and non-customers. The ITM is located in the drive-thru lane for customer convenience.
Farmers Bank & Trust will reach out to all Blevins commercial and safe deposit customers to ensure their service will remain uninterrupted. Farmers Bank & Trust remains committed to the Hempstead County market with two full-service branches at 201 East Third Street and 617 North Hervey in Hope and 103 E 2nd Street in Prescott to service all banking needs.
Farmers Bank & Trust Hope Market President Jacob Jones said, “While closing the Blevins branch was a difficult decision, we are striving to provide a positive outcome. With the conveniently placed MyFarmers iTeller Interactive Teller Machine, Farmers Bank & Trust continues to invest in and serve the Hempstead County community. We invite our Blevins customers to try out the ITM to become comfortable with this new technology.”
If you have questions, please call 855-855-3268 or visit any of the branches in Hope or Prescott to speak with a representative.About Farmers Bank & Trust: Founded in 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust is a community bank owned by the privately held holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation, headquartered in Magnolia, Arkansas. Farmers Bank & Trust now has over 20 locations in Arkansas and Texas, and approximately $1.9 billion in assets. Farmers offers a full range of deposit services, trust and investment management services, as well as business, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. To learn more, visit their website at MyFarmers.Bank.