Tagged: arkansas state bank department

Simmons Bank Drops National, Applies for State Charter

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff, the largest national bank chartered in Arkansas, filed a conversion application with the Arkansas State Bank Department.

State Bank Department Promotes Andrew McCormick

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Andrew McCormick has been promoted to bank junior examiner by the Arkansas State Bank Department.

National Charter Conversions to State a One-Way Street

by Gwen Moritz 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Most regulated industries don’t get to choose who regulates them, but, to a limited degree, banks do. And while the door can swing both ways, in reality the traffic has flowed in one direction: converting from national charters to state charters.

Arkansas State Bank Department Adds Five Commercial Examiners (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Chris Davis, Nathan Elliott, Jim Homan, Lance Nutt and Scott Smith have been promoted to certified bank senior examiner by the Arkansas State Bank Department.

Tracey Dennis To Work in Wealth Management at Relyance (Movers & Shakers)

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

Tracey M. Dennis has joined Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff as assistant vice president and trust officer in the wealth management and investment division.

Community Banks Feel Regulatory Pinch

by Marty Cook 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The Dodd-Frank Act celebrated its fifth anniversary last week, but it’s probably safe to assume many community bankers in Arkansas didn’t feel like partying.

Bank of Rison Seeks Rebranding to Gateway Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The Bank of Rison is the second-smallest bank in the state, but its owners — CEO Troy Duke and Hot Springs businessman LR Gardner — have aspirations.

Bankruptcy Judge Considers Allied Bank Auction

by George Waldon 4/13/2015 12:00 am

The continued ownership of Allied Bank by the Lex Golden family is under judicial review after a recent two-day bankruptcy hearing in Fayetteville. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ben Barry will decide in the coming weeks whether Acme Holding Co. should be liquidated, resulting in the sale of Allied, the $111 million-asset bank chartered in Crawford County.

Citizens Bank Nabs Hot Springs Southern Bancorp Staffers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

There’s been another mass migration from one bank to another, and this one is messier than usual. The Citizens Bank of Batesville has hired 10 lenders and support staff away from Southern Bancorp Bank in Hot Springs.

Candace Franks Retained by Asa Hutchinson as Arkansas State Bank Department Commissioner

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2014 2:26 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson will retain Candace Franks as commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department.

Arkansas State Bank Department Makes New Hire, Announces Promotions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Bank Department has promoted Bob Henry to bank certified examinations manager.

Updated: Winner, Loser in Simmons Charters Consolidation

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Last week’s news that Simmons First National Corp. will be collapsing its six smaller charters into its flagship Pine Bluff bank was surprising only in that it took so long.

NW Arkansas Real Estate Rebounds, But Benton County OREO Stacks Up

by George Waldon 6/24/2013 12:00 am

The northwest Arkansas housing market may be rebounding, but lenders remain a familiar sight among the ownership rolls of residential lots and undeveloped acreage all over Benton County.