Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has brought about abrupt changes in all of our lives. Merchants and Planters Bank realizes the impact it has had on our customers' physical and financial well-being, and we want to encourage you to reach out to us if you or your business needs assistance. Bank President, Jim Gowen, Jr., offers his gratitude and commitment to serve in his
Message to Our Customers 
  

Branch Updates

We encourage you to continue to using our drive-thru windows and electronic banking products/services as much as possible! 
 
Our Batesville - Main Office will be drive thru-only until further notice. Staff members will be on-site at all locations and ready to assist you. If you need further assistance, please call and speak with your Merchants and Planters banker at their location. You may also call our main number (870) 523-3601 if you are unsure who to call.
 

Online and Mobile Banking

Our online and mobile banking services allow you to conduct your banking business from the comfort of your home or offices.  Learn about all of our options and see step-by-step procedures on how to enroll and use these services.
Digital Banking Services
 

Keep It Safe

In light of recent developments related to the Coronavirus, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding Americans that FDIC insured banks remain the safest place to keep their money.  Learn more about why the FDIC was created and their role in ensuring your money is kept safe and sound when it's in their institutions. 
FDIC Facts

Unfortunately, during times of crisis fraud attempts spike.  Scammers use times like these to play on peoples' emotions and take advantage of the situation.  Stay on your game! If you are contacted in any way - phone call, text message, email, social messaging, etc., and asked to provide your personal information, do not give it out.  A legitimate business will not contact you and ask for this. Here are more tips on ways to avoid 
 

Other Resources

  • Economic Impact Payments - Have questions about your eligibility for the payment, how you will receive your payment, or when you will receive your payment, please review the information on www.irs.gov.   
  • CARES Act - the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and provides financial aid to families and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Review the CARES Act on the U.S. Treasury Department's website.
  • Economic Impact Payments are the stimulus payments going out to eligible individuals and employees. The Treasury Department and the IRS announced that the distribution of these payments will begin in April 2020.  The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) have compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions about these payments. 
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued guidance and loan assistance for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.  Information and relief options can be found on the Small Business Administrations' website.
  • If you need assistance with your government-backed Mortgage Loans the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides a great video detailing resources and options on their page.