The Southern Bank Celebrates 80 Years – Then & Now

The Southern Bank Company

Last Updated September 20, 2019

The Southern Bank Company, a full-service bank based out of Gadsden, AL is pleased to announce that 2017 will be its 80th anniversary. The bank has branch locations in Gadsden, Guntersville, Albertville and Centre, with a specialty commercial lending division, altLINE, operating out of Birmingham. The bank would like to thank the community for great support and friendship that they have given over these many years.

“We are proud to celebrate 80 years of business. We’ve been fortunate to have a great team that has served generations of families in north Alabama. We are grateful for the relationships we have with our customers, and the trust they place in us. They have a lot of options these days, so it is not something we take for granted” says Gates Little, President of The Southern Bank Company. For 80 years, The Southern Bank Company has provided great service and peace of mind for families and businesses. In 2017, as it celebrates this milestone, the bank has several events planned to thank its customers and the communities it serves.


On February 24th The Southern Bank Company commemorated its 80th anniversary with a breakfast networking event for the Gadsden Chamber of Commerce. Gates Little, President of the Bank, as well as community members and employees are shown here in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Expanding in A New Direction…

While a traditional community bank, The Southern Bank Company will also serve other financial institutions through the bank’s altLINE program which provides non-traditional commercial lending solutions. altLINE helps banks retain clients who need working capital, but who don’t fit bank guidelines. The partnership with The Southern Bank Company enables the partner bank to retain the customer relationship, while placing the riskier asset with the altLINE, a win for bank and customer alike.