Arkansas

Arkansas CDFI strikes deal in home state

01/21/21

Southern Bancorp, which recently raised $35 million in capital, agreed to acquire DeWitt First Bankshares, the parent of Arkansas County Bank.

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Cornerstone League modifies branding

10/14/20

The trade group representing credit unions in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma said the change is an attempt to better unify a variety of services the association offers.

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Bank OZK chief preaches patience to nervous investors

01/17/20

The Arkansas bank is bracing for a rough 2020 amid record prepayments and a big substandard loan in its commercial real estate book, but CEO George Gleason insists shareholders will see "a nice payoff" in the long run.

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Looking back at 2019's community bankers to watch

12/23/19

One found a buyer, another announced plans to retire, and others took steps to reinvent their banks.

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Johnny Allison returns to familiar role as Home Bancshares' CEO

11/07/19

The veteran banker succeeded Randy Sims, who recently retired. Sims had been the Arkansas company's CEO since replacing Allison in 2009.

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Bankers fight back against credit union takeovers

09/12/19

An increase in credit union acquisitions of banks has been a blow to the morale of many commercial bankers, and some of their trade organizations are trying to slow down the trend. There may be little they can do.

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CFPB, Arkansas order broker to pay $2.7M in pension scam

08/15/19

The broker and the companies he operated allegedly induced veterans to hand over their federal benefits in violation of the law.

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Revenue-strapped lenders take another look at unbanked customers

08/05/19

With margins under pressure and competition intensifying, a number of community banks are zeroing in on underserved markets.

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