At the outset we note that an order denying a motion to compel arbitration is an immediately appealable order. Ark. R.App. P.-Civ. 2(a)(12); Showmethemoney Check Cashers, Inc. v. Williams, 342 Ark. 112, 27 S.W.3d 361 (2000); Walton v. Lewis, 337 Ark. 45, 987 S.W.2d 262 (1999). We review a trial court’s order denying a motion to compel de novo on the record. Id.
First, it argues that this court should apply the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to determine whether or not there is a valid arbitration agreement in this case, because the underlying transactions involve commerce.