BENTONVILLE, Ark. (FNS) -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it has found a solution to the difficulties of attracting in-store banks in certain geographic areas for supercenters and other retail operations.
It plans to buy its own bank.
Wal-Mart last week applied to the Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington to acquire an Oklahoma federal savings bank.
In the filing, Wal-Mart proposed to buy Federal BankCenter, Broken Arrow, Okla., for an undisclosed amount.