Bank of England Arkansas
Established with a capital stock of $10,000 on August 8, 1898, the Bank of England was the first bank in England, Arkansas. During the Great Depression when many banks failed, the Bank of England only closed during national bank holidays.
In 1946, Seth Boles started out as a cashier for the bank. He became president in 1962 and held that position until 1989. Upon Mr. Boles’ retirement in 1989, his son-in-law, Gary Canada became president and still holds the position today. Since its inception, the Bank of England has been a stable community bank and is dedicated to putting its customers first.
In 2002, the bank expanded its mortgage operations through a new division, ENGLending, and established corporate offices in Little Rock, Arkansas. Guided by the slogan, “The Future of Finance, “the mortgage division expanded by offering the most comprehensive selection of mortgage options on the market, a mobile application and the newest technology for loan processes.
Through its background in customer-focused service and dedication to innovative mortgage products, ENG has grown to a company of more than 600 employees with branches in over 30 states.
For 116 years, the Bank of England has provided expertise and services offered by larger financial institutions while keeping the integrity of a local, community bank. The company has created a reputation of helping its customers find the right financial solutions for their individual needs.