NATCHITOCHES – Several area financial institutions met on Thursday, March 12, 2020 to discuss protocol regarding banking transactions in the parish amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Financial institutions in the parish are working together to ensure that our customers and the communities we serve will be taken care of during this sensitive time. These institutions include: BOM Bank, City Bank and Trust Company, Engage Federal Credit Union, Exchange Bank, First Federal Bank of Louisiana, La Capitol Federal Credit Union, and Hancock Whitney.

While there are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Natchitoches Parish at this time, these institutions aim to be prepared in the instance that every day occurrences may be altered. The health and well-being of all of our customers, employees, and communities is our top priority. When available and appropriate, please use available digital tools and other resources for self-service banking and 24/7 account access. These digital tools such as your bank’s mobile app or online banking will allow you to pay bills, deposit checks, transfer money and more, all from the comfort of your home should you choose to minimize your exposure to others, or if you become sick. If you have not registered for your bank’s online services, please contact your local branch in order to enroll and take this easy step in helping keep our community we love and know safe. If you do have to visit a branch, consider using the drive-thru or ATM as doing so can limit your contact with others if the virus begins to spread in our area.

These participating institutions want to encourage everyone to come together, remain positive and support our small businesses. We are here to support all of you and our communities to ensure we all come out of this stronger than before. For up to date information regarding COVID-19 please continue to follow the global outbreak by

Pictures are:
Rhonda Jones- Whitney Hancock
John Ackel- City Bank & Trust Company
Ken Hale- BOM
Tracy McNemar- La Capital Federal Credit Union
Michele Waskom- First Federal
Holly Guillory- Engage Federal Credit Union
Mike Newton- Exchange Bank