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Landmark Bank to close Licking branch

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By Shari Harris
Co-Publisher

While no official press release has been issued regarding the closure of Landmark Bank’s Licking branch, the bank’s Southern Missouri Regional President Steve Vines did verify the branch will close on February 7, 2020. According to Vines, customers have been informed of the change.
The move of more customers to digital banking influenced the decision. Fewer customers do face-to-face banking now, so Landmark Banks made the decision, Vine says not lightly, to change the way they operate. Vine hopes that customers who prefer the personal touch of a local bank will visit them at their other southern Missouri locations, such as the one in Houston.
Customers at the Licking branch will continue to have active accounts that will be accessible online and through mobile banking, or through other branches. The completion of the Simmons Bank/Landmark Bank merger is slated for February 18, 2020, and will afford customers a combined network of approximately 250 branch locations throughout Missouri and surrounding states.
When asked about plans for the Licking branch of Landmark Bank’s employees, Vine stated, “We are hopeful that we will have opportunities for these employees elsewhere in the organization before the final closing date next year.”

Landmark Bank is the third large company to close branches in Licking; MFA Inc. announced their closure in mid-summer and Mercy Pharmacy closed at the end of October.

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