THVideo: Arvest Remains Atop State's Biggest Banks List

In this THVideo, Arkansas Business' Lance Turner talks about the latest list of the state's largest banks, and how a good 2011 helped some banks grow.

Loan demand might still be cool, but the frozen market for buying and selling banks - without FDIC assistance - is beginning to warm up.

Just as bankers like J. Thomas May, CEO of Simmons First National Corp., have predicted, small community banks are finding merger partners, in part to spread out the costs of compliance with new federal regulations.

(Click here for a list of list of Arkansas-chartered banks, ranked by assets as of Dec. 31, 2011. A spreadsheet is also available. And click here for a list of banks ranked by net income, here for a list of banks ranked by return on assets, and here for a list of banks ranked by return on equity.) 

Click below to watch the full report on Today's THV: