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Robert Geary Appointed Controller of Sowell Management (Movers & Shakers)

He was previously controller of Coulson Oil Co. of Little Rock. read more >
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Cases of Check Fraud Escalate Dramatically, with Americans Warned Not to Mail Checks

Banks issued roughly 680,000 reports of check fraud to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN, last year. That's up from 350,000 reports in 2021. read more >
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Army of Lobbyists Helped Water Down Banking Regulations

It seemed like a good idea at the time: Red-state Democrats facing grim reelection prospects would join forces with Republicans to slash bank regulations — demonstrating a willingness to work with President Donald Trump while bucking many in their party. read more >
Michael Pakko, left, and Tyler Mondres, economists who discussed the outlook for Arkansas and the nation at the Arkansas State Chamber's 2022 Virtual Financial Forecast
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Inflation Slowing, Economists Tell Arkansas State Chamber

Uncertainty remains, but the good news is that Arkansas and the country seem to be nearing full employment. read more >
Cathy Owen of Eagle Bank & Trust in Little Rock
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Owen Selected as ABA Vice Chairman (Movers & Shakers)

Cathy Owen, chairman of Eagle Bank & Trust of Little Rock, was elected vice chairman of the government relations council at the American Bankers Association annual conference. read more >
Sarah Lane is the chief retail officer at Citizens Bank in Batesville. She recalls plenty of meetings where she was the only woman in he room.
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Women Bankers See Progress in Industry

White male bankers still predominate, but the face of the business is changing. read more >
Banking & Finance

Dwight Ford Named Executive VP, Chief Credit Officer at First Community Bank of Batesville

He has more than 26 years of experience in the industry. read more >
Kevin Sabin
Banking & Finance

Arvest CEO Elected to National Board

Kevin Sabin, president and CEO of Arvest Bank, was elected to the American Bankers Association’s board of directors on Tuesday during the organization’s virtual annual meeting. read more >
M.S. Wholesale Plumbing Inc. in Russellville, the lead plaintiff in lawsuits involving unwanted faxes.
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Bankers Decry $22.4M Award in Fax Case

A $22.4 million judgment against Wells Fargo Bank tied to a case over unwanted faxes wasn’t based in reality, according to bankers’ associations. read more >
Boyd Jackson of Ash Flat, star of FNBC’s award-winning marketing video.
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FNBC Bank Loan of $150 in ’41 Writes Script for Video Award

FNBC Bank of Ash Flat received national recognition from the American Bankers Association at the second annual ABA Bank Marketing Video Awards in New Orleans. read more >
Sen. Tom Cotton visits the Little Rock headquarters of Southwest Power Pool last month.
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PACE Financing Under Fire From Tom CottonLock Icon

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde calls PACE financing a home run, something that makes "a lot of sense to a lot of people." U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calls PACE a scam to "trick seniors into taking out high-interest loans for 20 years, along with liens on their homes." read more >