Tagged: signature bank of arkansas

Gary Head: Smiley Told Me He’d Made Mistakes

by George Waldon 8/8/2014 8:00 am

Gary Head, chairman, president and CEO of Fayetteville’s Signature Bank of Arkansas, says he learned of the multimillion-dollar loan scandal involving Dennis Smiley Jr. in a phone call from Smiley himself.

Arvest Bank Settles With 18 Dennis Smiley Creditors

by George Waldon 8/8/2014 7:58 am

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville has settled with 18 of 20 creditors who loaned money to one of its former executives, Dennis Smiley Jr. Only First State Bank of De Queen, where Smiley’s namesake father is chairman, and Signature Bank of Arkansas in Fayetteville remain as possible claimants seeking money from Smiley’s Arvest Bank Group stock purchase and stock option plans.

Former Arvest Officer Dennis Smiley Under Investigation for Loan Fraud

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 4/2/2014 12:01 am

H. Dennis Smiley Jr., the former CEO of Arvest Bank's operations in Benton County, is the subject of a federal criminal investigation for loan fraud.

7 Arkansas Lenders Still Indebted to Treasury After TARP Relief

by George Waldon 11/4/2013 12:00 am

Seven Arkansas lenders remain under the umbrella of the U.S. Treasury’s TARP program in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. The group collectively received more than $126 million through the Capital Purchase Program-Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Signature Bank of Arkansas VP Carol Waddle Wins Big on 'Wheel of Fortune'

by Lance Turner 10/20/2013 8:00 am

Carol Waddle, a senior vice president for Signature Bank of Arkansas of Fayetteville, won big in an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" that aired last week.

Benton County Residential OREO Sampler

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

A bank-by-bank look at some of the Other Real Estate Owned properties in Benton County, which includes residential lots and undeveloped acreage.