Strong Heritage, Bright Future
To know us well, you should understand where we came from. Our founding company, Crews & Associates, Inc. (Crews & Associates), specializes in fixed income products and provides investment services in stocks, unit investment trusts, and mutual funds. Its public finance group provides financing, underwriting and advisory services to clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
In 2001, Crews & Associates formed First Security Finance in order to focus on the tax-exempt lease marketplace. By pooling employees already involved in the municipal leasing sector and placing them together, the newly formed company was equipped to easily transcend into the leasing marketplace. In its first two years of operation, First Security Finance quickly established itself as a reliable, experienced lease-funding source.
In 2007, First Security Finance was moved directly under the Bancorp umbrella. First Security Bancorp is an Arkansas-based bank holding company with $5+ billion in assets. Affiliation with these companies enables First Security Finance to offer to its clients a dependable, consistent source of funds to meet their financing needs.
Crews & Associates, Inc. is a broker-dealer affiliate company of First Security Finance, Inc. Crews & Associates is a major underwriter of Arkansas municipal bonds. The company is able to provide investors with information on upcoming issues as well as access to very large secondary market offerings of Arkansas bonds.
Crews & Associates may transact business only in states in which it is licensed or those locations from which it is exempt from state broker-dealer requirements. Crews & Associates is now licensed in all 50 states.
First Security Bancorp is First Security Finance’s parent company. Arkansas-based and privately held, First Security Bancorp has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial holding company. Supported by the strength of $900+ million in total capital and $5+ billion in assets, First Security Bancorp has the ability to meet financing needs of up to $100 million.
Through its 75 locations across Arkansas, the company offers solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses and the public sector, including a network of local community banks, respected investment-banking services, public finance, real-estate development and revitalization, leasing, mortgage and wealth management services.