Banking & Finance


Trustee Alleges Fraud in Farmers' Bankruptcy

Trustee Alleges Fraud in Farmers' Bankruptcy

Banking & FinanceLegal

A couple who farmed in Monroe County allegedly tried to shield assets from creditors before filing a multimillion-dollar bankruptcy, according to a lawsuit filed last month by a bankruptcy trustee. read more >

Simmons First 3Q Profit Up 48%

Simmons First 3Q Profit Up 48%

Banking & Finance

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter earnings of $81.8 million, up 48 percent from the same quarter last year. read more >

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

Business ListBanking & Finance

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 6.5% in the 12-month period that ended June 30, outpacing the national growth rate of 4.2% and topping $70 billion for the first time, according to data released in September by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. read more >

Walmart Seeks Way Into Your Wallet

Walmart Seeks Way Into Your Wallet

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Walmart's recent patent application for a cryptocurrency system hints at the Bentonville retailer's next move into the financial services sector. read more >

SAFE Banking and Cannabis (Dan Roda Commentary)

SAFE Banking and Cannabis (Dan Roda Commentary)

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SAFE Banking will also enable more banks to begin offering conventional loan products to cannabis operators, with a lower cost of capital than currently available from the mostly nonbank lenders filling this void today. read more >

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegal

Household debt in the United States rose for the 19th straight quarter, reaching $13.67 trillion as of March 31. It's now 7.8% or $993 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion, reached in the third quarter of 2008. read more >

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rose to 3.5% in September

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rose to 3.5% in September

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Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.4 percent in August to 3.5 percent in September, the state Division of Workforce Services reports. read more >

Simmons Bank Launches Mobile App

Simmons Bank Launches Mobile App

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

Simmons Bank launched a new mobile app Wednesday that was developed in collaboration with Jack Henry's Banno software and led by recently recruited Alejandro “Alex” Carriles. read more >

Nonprofits Targeting Wealth of Boomers

Nonprofits Targeting Wealth of Boomers

Banking & FinanceLegalCover Story

As the youngest baby boomers close in on retirement and begin to contemplate what their legacies will be, nonprofits and universities are looking to consistent donors for their slice of an expected multitrillion-dollar wealth transfer. read more >

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

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Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Banking & FinanceArkansas Business Hall of Fame

Four business leaders who have made contributions to the banking, construction, publishing and real estate industries will be inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame on Feb. 7 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

Hotel Hot Springs Faces Foreclosure Sale

Hotel Hot Springs Faces Foreclosure Sale

Banking & FinanceLegalRestaurants & FoodCover Story

The 200-room Hotel Hot Springs & Spa will be sold at a foreclosure sale to help pay a $128.9 million judgment its owner received in June. read more >

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

WhispersBanking & FinanceHealth Care

An apartment project, medical office building, workforce center and bank branch-office building all in Little Rock combine with a grocery store in Damascus to form this week's five-piece group of million-dollar transactions. read more >