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Today’s Bank Takes On Teetering Allied

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The Allied Bank staff was still a little shell-shocked when they convened at the main office in Mulberry on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day after regulators took over the $66.3 million-asset lender, employees gathered to learn what the future held under the new ownership of Today’s Bank of Huntsville.

Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

For women in Arkansas’ banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality.

The Future of the Community Bank in an Era of Consolidation (Aaron Brooks Commentary)

by Aaron Brooks 2/18/2016 12:24 pm

Why are community banks — including some in Arkansas — increasingly deciding that now is the time to sell? Aaron Brooks writes that the reasons go well beyond Dodd-Frank.

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.

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.

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.

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.