Farmers Bank closing its lobby

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Farmers Bank and Trust announced Thursday that it would be closing its lobby.

"With the ever-changing environment surrounding the coronavirus (Covid-19), Farmers Bank and Trust has made the decision to close all bank lobbies effective Friday, March 20, 2020 for the safety of our customers and employees," Farmers Bank president Randy Scott wrote in a press release. "However, we remain open for business with several options for serving all your banking needs. You may call 870-763-8101 to talk to a loan officer or customer service representative for any of your banking needs. If we cannot help you via a phone call, we are accepting appointments in the main bank at 400 W. Main, Blytheville. You may also email us at info@fbtbly.com or contact via our Facebook or Twitter page. All drive up locations are open normal hours for teller transactions. If you have not already done so, please download the Farmers Bank mobile app by going to www.farmersbankbly.com on your mobile device and click on the banner for download. Then you can view transactions, check balances, transfer funds and more."

Scott said, as another option, customers may drive up to one of the Personal Teller Machines (3824 E Main, Blytheville, 600 W. Moultrie, Blytheville or 55 Park Ave, Wilson) PTM for short and get a live, face-to-face video chat with one of the bank's Personal Bankers.

From an PTM, one can:

Withdraw from your checking/savings account

Cash checks

Deposit cash or checks to your checking/savings

Make a loan payment

Transfer funds

"At all Farmers Bank locations, we are taking additional measures to disinfect high-touch surfaces and are educating branch teams on best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," Scott said. "We encourage you to use our drive-through windows, ATMs and digital banking tools to conduct your banking business while minimizing your exposure to others. Our thoughts go out to anyone who may be affected by the coronavirus. We continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and make every effort to assist you. The well-being of our customers, employees, and communities is paramount."