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Independent Community Bankers of America Rank Top Arkansas Performers

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Four of the leading banks in Arkansas were recognized this spring as top-performing lenders. The measuring stick used by the Independent Community Bankers of America: three-year average return on assets.

Searcy Energy Lender Southeast Capital Quietly on the Rise

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Jay Barber has quietly built a national business as an energy banker in Searcy, but he’s not completely hush-hush.

Update: Community Foundation's Donation Drive Is Underway

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2017 4:35 pm

The Arkansas Community Foundation is challenging people to donate $25 or more online from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday to the 900-plus nonprofits from across the state that are participating in its ArkansasGives event.

First Security Bank Muscles Into Russellville

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Two Arkansas banks have added to their inventory of brick-and-mortar locations during the first quarter and two more have new branches in the works.

Relyance, Citizens Banks Plan Hot Springs Branches

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff and Citizens Bank of Batesville are the first two buyers in a new light commercial development on the southeast side of Hot Springs, developer Ross Whipple confirmed last week.

Business Icons: Reynie Rutledge Proves Hard Work, Luck Never Hurts a Good Fortune

by Rob Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Reynie Rutledge is president of the privately held First Security Bancorp in Searcy, the holding company for First Security Bank and its more than 70 branches across Arkansas, as well as the Little Rock bond brokerage Crews & Associates.

Loan Loss Models Vary Bank-by-Bank

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Proportionally, no other Arkansas bank committed more to its loan loss reserves during the first quarter than DeWitt Bank & Trust.

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Raising Cane’s is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase.

Arkansas Gives Surpasses $4M Fundraising Goal

by Alexis Crowe 4/8/2016 10:06 am

More than 14,750 Arkansans gave nearly $4.1 million to 600 Arkansas charities for the Arkansas Gives event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation.

First Security Bank First in Faulkner County

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

First Security Bank, the Searcy bank owned by Reynie Rutledge, overtook publicly traded Centennial Bank in Faulkner County — Centennial’s home county.

Deposits Grow as Number of Arkansas Banks Shrinks

by Gwen Moritz 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, according to the annual summary of deposits released Sept. 28 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally.

Arkansas Bankers Engage in Efficiency Contest

by George Waldon 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The sub-40 percent efficiency ratio, which has grown in profile in the post-2008 finance world, reflects how many pennies it costs a company to make a buck. The average efficiency ratio among all Arkansas banks through the first half of 2015 is about 70 percent.

FDIC: Arkansas Bank Deposits Reach $56.5B

by Gwen Moritz 9/29/2015 11:30 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally.

Fayetteville Businessman Gets 1 Year for Defrauding First Security Bank

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2015 12:59 pm

Former Fayetteville businessman Andrew C. Judkins was sentenced Thursday to 12 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $438,500 in restitution for two counts of bank fraud.

Return on Equity: Top 14 Performers Dot Arkansas

by George Waldon 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Fourteen lenders based in Arkansas produced returns on equity (ROE) that topped 13 percent during 2014. The banks were scattered across the state and represented some of the largest and smallest financial institutions.

Former Fayetteville Business Owner Found Guilty of Bank Fraud

by Mark Friedman 3/9/2015 5:39 pm

A U.S. District Court jury in Fayetteville found the former owner of a defunct Fayetteville leasing company guilty Monday of two counts of bank fraud against First Security Bank.

Southern Bancorp's Mississippi Acquisition Tops $1M

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia is paying $1.15 million for the $15.9 million-asset Bank of Bolivar County.

Arkansas Baptist Gets $30M to Repay Debt, Get Back on Track

by George Waldon 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock’s Arkansas Baptist College recently secured a $30 million funding agreement that has helped calm its troubled financial waters. The deal is a significant event to restore order at the 130-year-old private college after 18 months of trial and tribulation.

Watson Furniture Gets New Lease on Life (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Philip Taldo has had a busy, happy month. Top on his list is his purchase of Watson Furniture Store on Main Street in downtown Springdale. Taldo, a Springdale real estate agent, paid $250,000 for the two-story, 10,720-SF building that he remembers fondly as the place his father started working at in 1951.

First Security Opens LPO in Hot Springs

by Gwen Moritz 10/15/2014 3:57 pm

First Security Bank of Searcy recently opened a loan production office in Hot Springs and is still on the hunt for a location for its first full-service branch in the Garland County, according to Scott Dews, market president.

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