Banking & Finance Archive

Ty Warren Named New Regional President of BancorpSouth Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Ty Warren has been promoted to president of BancorpSouth Bank's northwest region, headquartered in Little Rock, which includes the states of Arkansas and Missouri. Warren previously served as president of BancorpSouth's north-central

Beall Barclay's Barbara Hambrick on What Causes the Most Common Accounting Disputes

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Barbara Hambrick is a managing member of Beall Barclay, the state's third-largest accounting firm, and also serves as its personnel director.

Gary Rickenbach Offers Conditional Guilty Plea in One Bank Case

by Gwen Moritz 11/24/2015 11:37 am

Gary Rickenbach, the former senior executive vice president of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, offered a conditional guilty plea in federal court provided the judge agrees to sentence him to two years of probation.

Survey: Arkansans Optimistic About Personal Finance, Buying Conditions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 09:00 am

Arkansans remain optimistic, slightly less so than in March, about their personal financial situations, according to the second phase of the Fall 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey released Tuesday.

Simmons First Unveils Plan to Move Pine Bluff Forward

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 05:03 pm

Simmons First National Corp. is leading a coalition of civic, business and government leaders in Pine Bluff in an initiative called "Go Forward Pine Bluff" designed to invigorate the city and grow its tax base. The bank will fund the effort through its Simmons First Foundation.

BHL Makes Claim Against OneFinancial on Maumelle Office Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Johnelle Hunt, through BHL Financing LLC, filed a lien on the Parker Building in Maumelle in connection with a default judgment of $14.7 million against OneFinancial, the holding company of One Bank & Trust.

Lawsuit Postponed as Hot Springs Developer Goes Bankrupt

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

A Hot Springs developer filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week and listed $2.46 million in debt and just $100 in assets.

Co-conspirator in Joyce Judy Investment Scam Pleads Guilty to Felony

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Three of the four central characters in the international investment scam that sent Joyce Judy, former president of a Little Rock credit union, to federal prison are now convicted felons.

Regions Bank Recognizes Tanya Bonham Scott (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Tanya Bonham Scott, a branch manager for Regions Bank in Little Rock, has received the bank's Better Life Award for October 2015.

Simmons Snags Arvest's Greg Martin as Top NWA Executive

by Gwen Moritz 11/20/2015 11:14 am

Greg Martin, a senior vice president at Arvest Bank in Fayetteville, has been hired to succeed James Stobaugh as Simmons First National Bank's top executive in northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

by Mark Carter 11/20/2015 11:11 am

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization's almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing.

Rodney West to Take Over for Mike Flynn as Simmons Fort Smith President

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 10:17 am

Rodney West has been named Fort Smith community president for Simmons First National Bank, the bank announced Thursday. West will replace Mike Flynn when Flynn retires at the end of the year.

Financial Quarter Works to Host 'Pop-Up' Event, Finalize Branding

by Alexis Hosticka 11/17/2015 02:50 pm

Financial Quarter organizers are working to implement phase one of a three-phase plan, beginning with a possible event in March that builds on the Little Rock Marathon.

Tech Park Board Extends Property Deadline for Richard Mays

by Mark Carter 11/16/2015 04:25 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes Monday to give Richard Mays until Friday to accept the board's offer of $845,000 for his 10,000-SF property at 415 Main St.

One Bank Sues Insurance Broker Over 11-Year-Old Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

One Bank sues Debra Hoag, the Chicago insurance broker who helped arrange the $20 million life insurance policy for the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart

AEDC Hosts Workshops for Minority Business Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 09:07 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Small and Minority Business Division will host two workshops this month geared toward minority business owners.

Malvern National Bank Opens New Branches in Little Rock, Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2015 01:24 pm

MNB announced Friday the opening of two new bank branches, one at Gateway Town Center on Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock and another on Markham Street in Conway.

Bank of the Ozarks Buys C1 Financial of Florida in $402M Deal

by Lance Turner and George Waldon 11/10/2015 07:14 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said late Monday that it has purchased C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, C1 Bank, in all-stock deal worth $402.5 million.

Frank Lyon Jr. Dies at 74; Funeral Set For Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 04:11 pm

Frank Lyon Jr., who served as chairman, president or director of many companies including Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Arkansas, died Sunday, Nov. 8 at his Little Rock home.

Investment Group Headed by Johnelle Hunt Alleges Fraud in One Bank Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Extraordinary items have provided the $329 million-asset One Bank & Trust with three quarterly respites from losses during the past 18 months. But more courtrooms await the bank since being sued by BHL Financing