Banking & Finance Archive

SPONSORED: Six Steps to Simplify the Tax Code

by 4/27/2017 07:00 am

Sound social policies could help the small business owner without completely overhauling the income tax system.

Little Rock Prosecutors Indict 8 More Floridians in IRS Scam

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 04:47 pm

The eight, seven of whom were arrested Tuesday, join two other already accused of running a nationwide scheme to steal $8.8 million from more than 7,000 taxpayers by impersonating IRS agents.

Brandon Woodrome Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 10:08 am

A federal court judge sentences former Fort Smith construction company owner Brandon Woodrome to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release for bank and wire fraud.

The Student Debt Bubble (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Pay attention, all. This tidal wave of unsecured debt could swamp the country's still less-than-robust recovery.

Lawsuit a Low Note for Arvest Notary

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

An Oklahoma man who said his name was forged on a loan document is going after the notary who allegedly signed off on the paperwork.

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

by Mark Friedman 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers.

U.S. Judge Dismisses Stone Bank Fraud Case

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A fraud conspiracy complaint filed in federal court by the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Stone Bank has been dismissed.

Today's Bank Expands Footprint with Van Buren Branch

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

The $181 million-asset lender is setting up shop in a former bank branch at 615 E. Pointer Trail previously used by Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative.

Acxiom Building Hosts $25 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. sold its 12-story headquarters and supporting five-story parking deck at 601 E. Third St. to Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Bear State 1Q Profit Up 48 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/20/2017 07:44 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock reported Thursday first-quarter earnings of $4.9 million, up 48 percent from the same quarter last year.

As Mergers Continue, Home BancShares Sees 1Q Profit Rise

by Lance Turner 4/20/2017 07:31 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports first-quarter profit of $46.9 million, up 13 percent from the same quarter last year.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Down 6 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/19/2017 03:56 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports first-quarter net income of $22.1 million, down 6 percent from the same quarter last year.

Report: Commercial Real Estate Absorption Quickens in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2017 10:01 am

The effects of changing consumer shopping habits are starting to show up in northwest Arkansas commercial real estate trends, according to the latest Arvest Bank Skyline Report on real estate.

Colvin to Lead Arvest Bank in Conway, Morrilton

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 01:34 pm

Richard W. "Skip" Colvin has been named community bank president for Arvest Bank in Conway and Morrilton.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Simmons Bank Names New VP, Assistant General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 01:20 pm

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff on Monday named Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III its executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

ArkansasGives Nets $6.1M for Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 11:39 am

The Arkansas Community Foundation announces certified results of the ArkansasGives program, a one-day online giving event held on April 6. A total of $6.1 million was collected for more than 930 nonprofits statewide.

Judge Scraps Fake Will of Deepwater Horizon Survivor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

A judge has thrown out the fake will allegedly created by a Camden woman to make sure her daughter got the assets of a Deepwater Horizon survivor who died in an auto accident.

Acxiom Returning to Conway Roots

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/17/2017 12:00 am

With the sale last month of its Little Rock headquarters, plans to renovate its Conway campus and hopes of expanding its client base, Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says his company is evolving.