Southside Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Southside Bank that provides financial products and services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities, and non-profit organizations. Its deposit products include savings, money market, interest and noninterest bearing checking accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company’s consumer loan services consists of 1-4 family residential mortgage, home equity, home improvement, automobile, and other installment loans; and commercial loan services comprise short-term working capital loans for inventory and accounts receivable, short and medium-term loans for equipment or other business capital expansion, commercial real estate loans, and municipal loans. It also offers construction loans for 1-4 family residential and commercial real estate. In addition, Southside Bancshares provides trust services that include investment, management, administration, and advisory services; safe deposit services; brokerage services; and automated telephone, Internet, and electronic banking services. The company, through its subsidiary, Southside Financial Group, LLC engages in the purchase of automobile loan portfolios from lenders in the United States. Southside Bancshares operates 48 banking centers in Tyler, Longview, Lindale, Gresham, Jacksonville, Bullard, Chandler, Hawkins, Seven Points, Palestine, Forney, Gun Barrel City, Athens, Whitehouse, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Austin, of which 19 are located in grocery stores; 12 motor bank facilities; and 50 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tyler, Texas.