• Bank Name:Bear State Bank
  • Bank Class:Federal Reserve 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

08/17/2007 -Moved bank headquarters from De Queen, AR to Hot Springs, AR

08/17/2007 -Changed name to First National Bank

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

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

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

02/13/2015 -Moved bank headquarters from Hot Springs, AR to Little Rock, AR

02/13/2015 -Changed name to Bear State Bank, National Association

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

06/28/2016 -Changed name to Bear State Bank

06/28/2016 -Changed primary regulatory agency from Comptroller of the Currency to Federal Reserve Board

06/28/2016 -Changed institution class to Insured Commercial Or Savings Banks, State, Members FRS

04/21/2018 -Merged into and subsequently operated as part of Arvest Bank (8728) in Fayetteville, AR


Al Childs · 13 January 2019

Bear State Bank "ex 1st National" was a good and friendly bank until Arvest (now the biggest Bank/most branches in Ark) bought their reputation and discarded most of BSB locations. Arvest Bank (with and before) the aqusition is staffed with (mostly incompent employees) and is unable to provide reasonable service to any customers. I rate Arvest Bank the lowest ranking in Hot Springs. "More posts to follow.

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