Established to bring truly local banking to the people of north Louisiana, Ouachita Independent Bank opened our first two locations in 1997. Today OIB is comprised of twelve banking locations throughout Ouachita, Morehouse, Caddo, and Bossier parishes. We believe financial decisions that affect people's lives should be made in the town they live in, not a far-away corporate headquarters. OIB's full range of financial services and commitment to exceptional customer service make us one of Louisiana's most trusted banks. OIB strives to employ the best bankers and support staff available in the financial realm. Having several hundred years of banking experience collectively, our family of officers and employees are all well-educated and enterprising individuals who share a genuine concern for the growth and well-being of the communities we serve. As a locally owned community bank, OIB takes responsibility to give back to Louisiana parishes where we are rooted. The OIB family has donated considerable amounts of money and volunteer hours to civic and charitable causes, and continues to do so through supporting the arts, various youth groups, public and private schools and universities, public radio, nonprofit organizations, and charities.