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'Thriving' Brokerage Industry Evolving as Investors Seek Humans
Lance Belline, left, is the founder of Lighthouse Financial. Dax Weindorf, right, is managing partner.

Despite the rise of online stock investing, Arkansas has seen a rise in the number of agents licensed to trade securities.
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Landmark Donation to Fund $45M Arts Center at UCA

Landmark Donation to Fund $45M Arts Center at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas announced Tuesday a $20 million gift from the Windgate Foundation — the largest such gift in the school's 111 years — to support the planned Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
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Simmons Posts Record Profit for 2018: $215.7M

Simmons Posts Record Profit for 2018: $215.7M

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, bulked up by two acquisitions in late 2017, announced Tuesday record net income of $215.7 million for 2018, more than twice its profit in 2017.
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The List Largest Mortgage Lenders

The Largest Mortgage Lenders, ranked by total value of Arkansas mortgages originated in 2018. Contains percent change from 2017, number originated, average origination value, number of locations, dollar amount of mortgages serviced, number serviced, top mortgage executive and contact information.

Rank Name City Number of Mortgage Bankers in Arkansas
1 Arvest Bank Lowell 80
2 Centennial Bank Conway 32
3 Iberiabank Mortgage Little Rock 16
4 Simmons Bank Pine Bluff 11
5 Bank of Little Rock Mortgage Corp. Little Rock 18

Executive Q&A

Lynn Wright of Regions on Keeping Loan Growth Within Reach

Lynn Wright, the Little Rock market executive for Regions Bank, says that even with technology, banking is still a “people business.”