Banking & Finance Archive

Searcy Energy Lender Southeast Capital Quietly on the Rise

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Jay Barber has quietly built a national business as an energy banker in Searcy, but he's not completely hush-hush.

Bank of the Ozarks Names Matt Buchanan SVP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Matt Buchanan has joined Bank of the Ozarks as senior vice president and commercial lender, and he will work out of the bank's headquarters office on Chenal Parkway at Rahling Road in Little Rock.

Grief, Pain and the Fall of Turner Grain

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

With his father's death in late 2013 and stress contributing to his losing some 60 pounds in 30 days, Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. co-owner Jason Coleman said he was in no condition to run his company in the months leading to its collapse in August 2014.

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I'm surprised that even a high school student wouldn't know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious.

The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth.

Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank.

Arkansas Loosens Limits, Expands Crowdfunding Options

by Marty Cook 4/10/2017 12:00 am

More Arkansas investors will soon have more options for putting their money to work.

US Bank's Mike Richardson Shows Healthy Interest in Rising Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mike Richardson returned to Arkansas last year after the retirement of Michael Shelley, U.S. Bank's previous regional president for Arkansas.

Whose Facts Will They Believe? (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Business people need to understand data and use it to communicate effectively with consumers, regulators and the media. How can you make your case, clearly and honestly, in such a skeptical age?

Paul Kanneman Joins Simmons Bank as EVP, CIO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Paul Kanneman has joined Simmons Bank as executive vice president and chief information officer. In his role as CIO at Simmons, Kanneman's duties will include management of information technology infrastructure, physical and information security, data analytics, business applications and information technology project management.

SPONSORED: Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper

by 4/6/2017 07:00 am

Treat bookkeeping like the vital task it is and not as an additional duty for a busy employee.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

K Lofts Construction Moving Again With Funding Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

A new lender and a new contractor are accompanying a restart of the dormant K Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.

Hardy Country Singer Gets $2.1M from Missouri Bank Over Lost Masters

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

A country singer/songwriter who lives in Hardy in north Arkansas recently received a $2.1 million jury award against a Missouri bank for selling the master recordings of his songs and his recording equipment.

Barron's Names Joey Small to Top Advisors List (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Joey Small has been named to the list of America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State, published by Barron's magazine.

Jonathan Breedlove New Loan Officer for AgHeritage Branch in Dermott (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Jonathan Breedlove has joined AgHeritage Farm Credit Services as agriculture loan officer in the Dermott branch office.

US Consumer Spending Up Tiny 0.1 Percent in February

by Associated Press 3/31/2017 11:01 am

U.S. consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months, while the 12-month rise in consumer prices was the largest in nearly five years.

US Economy Grew at 2.1 Percent Rate in 4Q

by Associated Press 3/30/2017 09:34 am

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers powered economic momentum heading into 2017.

Contracts to Buy US Homes Hit Highest Level Since April

by Associated Press 3/29/2017 11:12 am

More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses.

Bank of Star City Fined for Flood Insurance Violations

by Gwen Moritz 3/28/2017 10:39 am

The Bank of Star City has agreed to pay an $11,000 civil penalty for violations of the National Flood Insurance Act.

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