Banking & Finance


Bank OZK 1Q Profit Down 2 Percent

Bank OZK 1Q Profit Down 2 Percent
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Little Rock's Bank OZK recorded first quarter earnings of $110.7 million, a decline of 2.2 percent compared to last year.


Multifamily Unit in Little Rock Secures $26.1M Loan

Multifamily Unit in Little Rock Secures $26.1M Loan

Banking & Finance

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital of Charlotte, North Carolina, recently facilitated the closing of a $26.1 million new construction loan secured by The Residences at Harbor Town Apartments, a 175-unit multifamily community in Little Rock. read more >

Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

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Almost five years after it opened, the Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field is living up to expectations, city and economic development officials say. read more >

Building For Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Building For Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Banking & FinanceOpinionEditor's Note

Europe is still on my bucket list, so I'll never see Notre Dame as she was before last Monday. But, as horrific as the flames looked against the Paris night, the dawn brought renewed hope that a landmark that is centuries older than our country can be restored. read more >

Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Banking & Finance

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, parent company of Centennial Bank, said Friday that Randy Sims, CEO and president of Home BancShares, has been named to vice chairman of Home BancShares and executive chairman of Centennial Bank. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as Encore

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as Encore

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As chairman and CEO, Chris Roberts is leading the campaign to rebrand and relaunch Capital Bank with a $50 million stock offering. The 50-year-old banker considers his recent move from Simmons Bank to be a curtain call on his 27-year lending career. read more >

Springdale Hopes Opportunity Strikes

Springdale Hopes Opportunity Strikes

Banking & Finance

Daniel Hintz knows about revitalizing a city's downtown area and believes a new federal tax program could be just the ticket for Springdale's budding efforts. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

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Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state's community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >

US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise

US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise

Banking & Finance

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose moderately this week, remaining at historically low levels that can lure potential purchasers in the spring homebuying season. read more >

Governor Signs Trio of Tax Reform Bills

Governor Signs Trio of Tax Reform Bills

Banking & Finance

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a series of bills that change state tax codes, including one to require out-of-state internet sellers to collect sales tax from in-state buyers. read more >