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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.

Bank Directors Predict More Mergers, Acquisitions in 2014

by George Waldon 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Some have described 2013 as a memorable year for its bank-buying buzz. Expectations are that the volume of acquisition talk won’t diminish during 2014 either. "A lot of community banks are considering their options, especially smaller community banks looking at the regulatory costs going forward," said Candace Franks, Arkansas State Bank Commissioner.

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.