Banking & Finance Archive

Grown-Up Money (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Nothing I've learned from nearly 19 years as editor of Arkansas Business resonates more than this: Wealth and the appearance of wealth are two different things. And yet we fall for appearances over and over again.

Katherine Harris Advances at Citizens Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Katherine Harris has been promoted to assistant vice president and retail branch manager of Citizens Bank in Batesville.

Alese Stroud on Why Succession Plans Don't Have to Be a Hard Act to Follow

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Alese Stroud, the CEO of Corporate Insight Strategy says the wave of baby boomer retirements could have a huge impact on the state.

US Average Mortgage Rates at 7-Year Highs

by Associated Press 5/24/2018 11:08 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.

Simmons Bank Donates Record $2.5M to UAPB Athletics

by Todd Traub 5/22/2018 04:35 pm

A record $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff athletic program means short-term cosmetic improvements and, hopefully, a long-term competitive edge, officials and coaches said Tuesday.

Simmons Bank Gives $2.5M to UAPB for Athletics

by Lance Turner 5/22/2018 11:44 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris this morning announced a $2.5 million donation to the athletics program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Bank of the Ozarks Plans Expansion in Ozark

by Associated Press 5/21/2018 09:21 am

George Gleason could have decided to put a new operations center for Bank of the Ozarks in many cities, from New York to California, and Texas or Florida.

Bank Buys Spur Talk in Corner Markets

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Down in Ashley County, a Louisiana suitor is pursuing the parent company of Crossett's First National Bank in a $12.8 million deal.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Citizens Bank Promotes Two to Retail Branch Manager (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Melissa Wood has been promoted to retail branch manager for Citizens Bank at the Eagle Mountain branch in Batesville and Scott Shelby has been promoted to retail branch manager in Imboden.

Chris Roberts to Head Market Operations for Southern Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Roberts will oversee the commercial lending and branch operations of Southern Bank for central Arkansas.

Simmons Bank Names Franklin Shirrell Chief Retail Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2018 10:57 am

Simmons Bank names Franklin Shirrell of Southlake, Texas, chief retail officer.

Centennial Says Jeremy Hutchinson in Default

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Centennial Bank of Conway has sued state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson for $30,037.69, plus interest and late fees, the unpaid balance of a $50,000 business loan made to him in 2011.

Eagle Bank Takes Q1 Loss After Mortgage Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Jumping talons-first into a new line of business can be expensive. Just ask Cathy Owen.

Anatomy of a Leak (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/14/2018 12:00 am

A Trump voter of my acquaintance referred to Michael Avenatti as “that idiot attorney for Stormy Daniels.” May all of us be represented by such idiots.

T-Mobile Store Dials Up $1.4M Sale in Jacksonville (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Vegamelt II LLC of Spring, Texas, purchased the 3,060-SF retail project from an affiliate of Madison Development Group of Issaquah, Washington.

Daniel Robinson Promoted to Community President of Simmons Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Daniel Robinson has been named the community president of Simmons Bank in Pine Bluff.

Walter Quinn Takes Over Mortgage, Pays Delinquent Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Real estate records indicate that two mortgages remain in place on Walter Quinn's west Little Rock home.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.