Tagged: simmons first national bank

Simmons Name Appears on Arkansas' Tallest Building

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2014 11:02 am

The new logo of Simmons First National Bank appeared over the weekend on the south side of Little Rock's tallest building, an installation timed specifically so that a photo of the high-profile branding could be shown at the Simmons First National Corp. annual shareholders meeting.

Simmons First Sues Mountain Pure for Defaulting on $16.5M in Loans

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2014 04:17 pm

Simmons First National Bank has sued Mountain Pure and its owner, John B. Stacks, for defaulting on $16.5 million worth of loans. Meanwhile, Stacks is launching a website to offer his take on events surrounding his indictment in separate case.

Former MNB CEO Lunsford Bridges Now Consulting for Simmons

by Jan Cottingham 1/27/2014 05:02 pm

Lunsford Bridges, long-time president and CEO of Metropolitan Bank, is now consulting for Simmons First National Bank, which acquired Metropolitan last year, in a "supervisory role."

Metropolitan Bank Posts 4th Consecutive Quarterly Profit

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2013 04:37 pm

Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock, which is set to be acquired by Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff in December, announces a third-quarter profit of $1.59 million.

Simmons 3Q Net Income Up 2.5 Percent Despite Expenses

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2013 08:51 am

The publicly traded Pine Bluff bank holding company noted that it had $439,000 in after-tax expenses related to merger costs and branch closings, which weighed on the bottom line.

Moves Made at Two Simmons First Subsidiaries (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Mel Hutchins has joined Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff as a vice president and commercial loan officer in the bank's Little Rock region. Robert Castleberry has joined Simmons First Investment Group in Little Rock as a vice president and manager of investment financials and operations.

Simmons First National Bank Considers Cash-Back Card

by Gwen Moritz 8/5/2013 12:00 am

Simmons First National Bank has been a national player in the credit card market for decades. Credit cards have remained a profitable line of business even though the Pine Bluff bank has resisted the kind of changes that other issuers have embraced.

25 Failed Banks Attract Bids From Arkansas

by George Waldon 5/27/2013 12:00 am

Of the 51 bank failures last year, at least 25 drew attention from Arkansas financial institutions, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. But only three resulted in winning bids by Arkansas lenders.

Bank Reporter War Stories (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/6/2013 12:00 am

In journalism, you have to train yourself to take no quarter when reporting on the newsmakers. However, you may need some quarters for the weekend laundry.

Bank Failures, Acquisitions Slowing Down

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/8/2013 12:00 am

The flood of FDIC-assisted bank acquisitions that Johnny Allison once called a “generational opportunity” for his Home BancShares Inc. of Conway has slowed to a trickle.

Debe Hollingsworth: The New Mayor In a Troubled Town

by George Waldon 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Debe Hollingsworth was swept into the Pine Bluff mayor's office Nov. 6 with such a strong electoral wave that no runoff vote was required, despite a ballot of nine candidates. She is the first woman to serve as Pine Bluff's mayor since Carolyn Robinson was elected in 1984.

The Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2012: Making History

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

The Razorbacks' awful year. Wal-Mart under scrutiny. The GOP takes control. Dillard's, Murphy and growing banks. Arkansas Business takes its annual look at the most important business stories in Arkansas that took place during 2012.