Metropolitan National Bank opened in 1970 to serve customers in Little Rock and since that time has experienced tremendous growth statewide. After acquisition of Metropolitan Bancshares in 1983, Doyle Rogers, Sr., founder and chairman of Doyle Rogers Company, became Chairman of the Board of Metropolitan; Tom Lasiter, Chief Executive Officer/President of Doyle Rogers Company became a member of the Board of Directors, as did Doyle “Rog” Rogers, Jr., a principal and officer of Doyle Rogers Company.
Arkansas owned and operated, Metropolitan offers an extensive line of consumer and commercial products, while maintaining the quality personal service it’s known for across the area. Metropolitan serves its customers from 50 branches and 59 ATMs throughout Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Fayetteville and Rogers.
In 2005, Metropolitan expanded operations into northwest Arkansas, with a mortgage office and full-service banking location. The plan for an aggressive branch expansion in both Washington and Benton counties was also announced. In addition to the northwest Arkansas offices, Metropolitan opened 50 branches in central Arkansas, including locations in Conway and Cabot.
While always striving to be the most nearby and neighborly bank in Arkansas, Metropolitan manages more $1.37 billion in assets and $1.05 billion in loans. In addition, Metropolitan National Bank is honored to be the #1 SBA lender in Arkansas with more than $1.05 billion in loans and in 2004 fully acquired Waschka Capital Investments, now Metropolitan Capital Management, a $100 million investments firm that provides fee-only wealth management services to clients with assets, of $1.37 billion.