About Us

If you are like so many other banking customers, you get tired of all of the “red tape” that many “big banks” make you deal with constantly. More and more banks have increasingly slow responsiveness, unnecessary and excessive layers of decisioning, and just drag their feet on everything. That is why Armor Bank exists.

Armor Bank is the “anti-big bank.” In 2017, as the banking environment continued to become less personal and responsive, the Armor Bank brand began. The leadership of the Bank recognized that many people do not want to deal with the “big bank red tape.” Banking customers have fewer options every day to go into a real community bank, talk with their banker, and get a timely response from someone who truly cares about their banking business.

Armor Bank is looking to the future to provide its customers primarily with 3 things:

Exceptional Customer Service

We aim to provide the best personal service community banking has to offer. This is hard to come by in banking these days, and we feel this is a major reason why we are set apart from other banks.


In a day where customers can do so much of their banking away from a branch, we provide the products and services you need to make your life easy.


Armor Bank is a Member FDIC institution as well as rated “5-Stars” by Bauer Financial, a rating only given to the strongest institutions in the country.

On December 31, 2016, Big Creek Bancshares acquired Forrest City Financial Corporation, the holding company of Forrest City Bank which was started in 1919 as Forrest City Savings and Loan. In March of 2017, Forrest City Bank officially changed its name to Armor Bank.

The Armor Bank name and logo symbolizes the Bank’s commitment to provide strength and stability for the future and the Bank’s positioning statement, “Always Ready” is a statement of the Bank’s willingness to always meet the financial needs of their customers and remain an active supporter of the community.