First Security Bank

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First Security Bank
Industry Finance
Founded 1932 as Security Bank
Headquarters Searcy, Arkansas, USA
Key people
Reynie Rutledge, Chairman
Products Credit cards, Loans, deposit products, investments, insurance, financial planning, trust, asset management, and cash management services.
Total assets More than $4 Billion USD (2014)[1]
Number of employees
Over 900[1]

First Security Bank is a privately held company based in Searcy, Arkansas. It currently operates 72 locations across the state of Arkansas and is a division of Arkansas’ fifth largest bank holding company, First Security Bancorp.[1] First Security owns the recognizable[citation needed] First Security Center in Downtown Little Rock, located in the historic River Market District.

Company history

First Security Bank was chartered in 1932 in Searcy, Arkansas, under the name of Security Bank. In 1966, the name was officially changed to First Security Bank. The bank was originally located at the corner of Arch Street and Spring Street but in 1971 moved to its current location at 314 N. Spring Street, on the corner of Spring Street and Race Street.

In 1977, Reynie Rutledge purchased First Security Bank and in 1981 created a bank-holding company that is now known as First Security Bancorp. Through the years, First Security Bancorp has acquired and established several financial organizations to create Arkansas’ sixth largest bank-holding company.

In 2004, First Security opened its first branch in Little Rock on Cantrell Road. Soon after, construction was completed on the First Security Center in the Little Rock Rivermarket District. The building is the tallest in the Rivermarket area and houses a First Security branch, a six-story Marriott Courtyard Hotel, and several floors of office space and luxury condominiums.

First Security has over $4 billion in assets and over 900 employees working in 72 locations throughout the state in 2014.[1]

Historical highlights

  • 1977 - Reynie Rutledge purchases First Security Bank of Searcy
  • 1979 - Established First Security Mortgage
  • 1981 - Rutledge forms bank holding company, doing business as First of Searcy, Inc
  • 1989 - Acquired Peoples Bank & Trust of Mountain Home
  • 1991 - Holding company name changed to First Security Bancorp & acquired Citizens Bank of Beebe
  • 1995 - Acquired Farmers Bank & Trust Company of Clarksville
  • 1997 - Acquired First Community Bank of Conway
  • 1999 - Established First Security Bank of Northwest Arkansas
  • 2000 - First Security Bancorp granted financial services holding company status & acquired Crews & Associates
  • 2001 - Established partnership with The Vanadis Group & established First Security Leasing
  • 2003 - Acquired First National Bank of Springdale
  • 2004 - Acquired Beardsley Public Finance & opened First Security Center in Little Rock
  • 2005 - Established First Security Wealth Management / Established First Security Student Loan Division
  • 2009 - Acquired Union Bank of Benton

Services and locations

First Security sells a variety of financial products and services including personal, commercial and mortgage loans; all types of checking and savings accounts; certificates of deposit; trust services; savings bonds; money orders; safe deposit boxes; wire transfers; internet banking; and locally issued Visa/MasterCard credit cards.

First Security Bank has banking centers located in: Beebe, Benton, Bentonville, Bryant, Bull Shoals, Cabot, Clarksville, Clinton, Coal Hill, Conway, Farmington, Fayetteville, Gassville, Greenbrier, Griffithville, Heber Springs, Jonesboro, Judsonia, Little Rock, Lowell, Maumelle, Mayflower, McRae, Mountain Home, Mountain View, North Little Rock, Pangburn, Prairie Creek, Russellville, Rogers, Searcy, Springdale and Vilonia.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation".

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External links

  • First Security Mortgage
  • Crews & Associates, Inc.
  • First Security Bancorp
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