• Bank Name:Bear State Bank
  • Bank Class:State Chartered - FED Member Bank
  • FDIC ID:Certificate #3857 - Inactive
  • FED RSSD ID:#324649 - Inactive
Headquarters:5315 Highland Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
Acquired by Arvest Bank
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Bear State Bank was established in December 1897 and headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. The bank operated as a subsidiary of Bear State Financial Holdings, Llc. Bear State Bank was classified as a commercial bank, state charter and Fed member, supervised by the Federal Reserve (FRB). Bear State Bank is no longer doing business under that name. To view branches, routing numbers, phone numbers and business hours; you can check Arvest Bank page.

Below is a list of some important events in banks history, including mergers and acquisitions.


1897-12-06 -Institution established. Original name: The First National Bank of De Queen.

2002-06-30 -Main Office moved to 121 South 3rd Street, De Queen, AR 71832.

2005-01-20 -Acquired First National Bank of Howard County (20365) in Dierks, AR.

2005-01-20 -Acquired Citizens National Bank of Nashville (21746) in Nashville, AR.

2006-02-16 -Acquired The First National Bank (20360) in Ashdown, AR.

2006-02-16 -Acquired First National Bank (1035) in Waldron, AR.

2007-08-17 -Changed Institution Name to First National Bank.

2007-08-17 -Main Office moved to 135 Section Line Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913.

2007-08-17 -Acquired First National Bank (22391) in Hot Springs, AR.

2011-08-13 -Acquired First National Bank (15616) in Idabel, OK.

2015-02-13 -Acquired First Federal Bank (28982) in Harrison, AR.

2015-02-13 -Acquired Heritage Bank, National Association (16983) in Jonesboro, AR.

2015-02-13 -Changed Institution Name to Bear State Bank, National Association.

2015-02-13 -Main Office moved to 5315 Highland Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223.

2016-02-20 -Acquired Metropolitan National Bank (24311) in Springfield, MO.

2016-06-28 -Changed Chartering Agency to State.

2016-06-28 -Changed Bank Class to State Chartered Bank, member of the Federal Reserve System (FRS).

2016-06-28 -Changed Primary Federal Regulatory Agency to Fed.

2016-06-28 -Changed Institution Name to Bear State Bank.

2018-04-21 -Merged and became part of Arvest Bank (8728) in Fayetteville, AR.


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