Business of the Month
Our September Business of the Month goes to SouthStar Bank, S.S.B.!
SouthStar Bank opened its doors as The Farmers and Merchants Bank of Moulton in 1920 with the motto Safety, Strength and Service. Sixty-one years after opening, The Farmers and Merchants State Bank changed its name to Moulton State Bank in 1981. The Bank's name was once again changed nine years later to the First State Bank of Moulton in 1990. The name change represented the historical significance of the original banks of Moulton. The historic "Boehm Mercantile Store" was purchased soon after for conversion into expanded headquarters where the bank still operates today.
Operations under the current name, SouthStar Bank, S.S.B., began on January 1, 2015 following the merger of Lone Star, First Star and Texas Star banks. The name SouthStar Bank was ultimately selected for its strong reference to the bank's deep southern heritage, warm hospitality, and recognition as a bright star in the communities it serves.
Today, SouthStar Bank operates 16 full-service branches across the Central Texas region and specializes in residential mortgage, real estate and construction lending. The bank holds over $1 billion in assets and focuses on community involvement and personal relationships. Decisions are made locally, allowing the flexibility to apply common-sense standards to products, services and loan requests.
In addition to lending and traditional financial services, SouthStar Bank brings the latest conveniences to its clients, including online banking and mobile banking with check capture, debit cards with CardManager so you're always in control, and a free worldwide Allpoint ATM network.
SouthStar Bank is one of the largest independent banks in Texas and holds an impressive 5-Star rating by Bauer Financial. While we continually strive to offer the very best in service, convenience and security, our founding commitment remains the same: To provide friendly, flexible, common-sense financial services where we live and work - Texas Style!
Congratulations again to SouthStar Bank, S.S.B. for being our September Business of the Month.