Magnolia, Arkansas-based Farmers Bank & Trust has opened its first full-service branch in Paris. Located at 1375 NE Loop 286, the bank purchased and remodeled the former TEXAR Federal Credit Union building. The new branch will provide full teller, accounts and loan services, a drive-thru and notary. In addition, there will be a MyFarmers iTeller interactive teller machine with live teller services available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with 24/7 ATM services.
The Paris branch team will include Jeff Nutt, Paris market president; Erik Roddy, senior commercial loan officer; Mike Kennedy, business development manager; Tina Skidmore, branch manager; Jeffie Poole, loan assistant; Megan Stephens, retail banker; and Tristan Wheeler, retail banker.
“After visiting Paris, Texas, we found that the characteristics of the community perfectly matched our core values,” says Chris Gosnell, Farmers Bank & Trust CEO. “We are excited about our Paris team and hope to become a valuable partner of the Paris business community.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Farmers family and introduce Farmers Bank & Trust to our community,” Nutt says. “As all of our staff are lifelong residents of Paris, this community and the relationships we have mean everything to us. The combination of Farmers Bank & Trust’s 115 years of relationship banking, a community of amazing people and businesses will create a great fit. You will see a huge commitment from Farmers to giving back and being a true part of the local community; it is the heart of who we are.”
“We’ve adopted a more modern approach to banking,” says Joe Pieratt, chief operating officer. “I think you will notice that when you walk into our new branch. The teller pods offer an opportunity to really connect with our customers.”
Established in 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust is a community bank owned by the privately held holding company, Magnolia Banking Corp. The bank operates more than 20 locations in Arkansas and Texas, and has approximately $1.8 billion in assets.