Icon (Close Menu)

Logout

Delta Trust & Bank

Bill Yee, senior vice president and city president of the Little Rock market for Citizens Bank
Banking & Finance

Bill Yee to Lead Citizens Bank in Little Rock Market

He previously was a senior vice president at Simmons Bank. read more >
An executive triumvirate is guiding the transformation of Capital Bank into Encore Bank. From left, Chris Roberts, chairman and CEO; Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president; and Burt Hicks, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as EncoreLock Icon

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 >
Tyler Vance
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

FDIC: Arkansas Bank Deposits Reach $56.5B

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally. read more >
Dennis Smiley Jr. and a long list of lenders.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal / Public Companies / Real Estate

‘Living Beyond His Means’ Catches Up With Dennis Smiley Jr.

Henry Dennis Smiley Jr. — the Jr. matters in this case — pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of bank fraud. But the plea agreement identifies 23 banks as his victims, and that doesn’t include Arvest Bank, which had trusted him to be president of its Benton County market. read more >
George Makris
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Simmons First 3Q Earnings Up 27 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter earnings of $8.8 million, or 52 cents per share, up 27 percent from $6.9 million, or 43 cents per share, during the same quarter last year. Simmons also reported “core earnings” of $10.7 million, up 45 percent from the same quarter last year. read more >
Delta Trust branch at 2924 Kavanaugh Blvd. | (Photo by Pulaski County Assessor)
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Real Estate

Layoffs, Branch Closures Firming Up as Simmons Readies To Close on Delta Trust

Some employees of Delta Trust & Bank were given notice last week that they might not be with the company after it is acquired by Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff next month. read more >
Philip Tappan
Banking & Finance / Investments / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Conway Gets A Purple Cow Near Hendrix

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first Purple Cow restaurant, in Little Rock, and April 2 marked the opening of the fourth Purple Cow, at The Village at Hendrix in Conway. read more >
George Makris
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Insurance / Investments / Public Companies

Big Changes to Arkansas’ Bank Landscape in Past Year

At this point in 2013, Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff was a $3.5 billion holding company with eight subsidiary bank charters and little name recognition outside Arkansas. But by the end of 2014, Simmons’ corporate assets will have nearly doubled, making it the third-largest banking concern headquartered in Arkansas as ranked by assets. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Pair of Million-Dollar Deals Milked in Faulkner County

Commercial space encompassing 8,500 SF rang up a $1.3 million sale in Conway, and land for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Greenbrier was acquired in a $1.07 million deal. read more >
Dennis Smiley, as a trustee of the Jones Trust of Springdale, participated in the March 2013 groundbreaking ceremony for the Webb Memorial Children Park on the campus of the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's in Rogers. Smiley resigned from the trust's board last month.
Banking & Finance / Legal

Dennis Smiley: Father’s Signatures Might Be Fake

In his first response to one of many lawsuits, former Arvest Bank executive Dennis Smiley Jr. acknowledges that his father's signature on a promissory note "may not be the signature of Smiley Sr." read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Legal

First Western: First for Dennis Smiley Cash?

Of all the Arkansas banks ensnared in the alleged serial loan fraud by Dennis Smiley Jr., First Western Bank of Booneville could be in the best position to recover money from him. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Simmons First 1Q Profit Down 27 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported a 27 percent decline in first-quarter profit but said "core earnings," which exclude one-time costs related to its purchase of Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock, rose compared to the same quarter last year. read more >
Banking & Finance

Delta Trust Sues Dennis Smiley Over $245,000 Loan

Delta Trust & Bank filed a lawsuit last week against the former CEO of Arvest Bank's Benton County operations after he failed to make the first payment on a loan made in February. read more >
Dennis Smiley, as a trustee of the Jones Trust of Springdale, participated in the March 2013 groundbreaking ceremony for the Webb Memorial Children Park on the campus of the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's in Rogers. Smiley resigned from the trust's board last month.
Banking & Finance

Former Arvest Officer Dennis Smiley Under Investigation for Loan Fraud

H. Dennis Smiley Jr., the former CEO of Arvest Bank's operations in Benton County, is the subject of a federal criminal investigation for loan fraud. read more >
J. French Hill
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Simmons First to Buy Delta Trust for $66M

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff is buying privately held Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock, the pair announced Monday. Simmons CEO George Makris says the $66 million deal will allow it to expand its Simmons Trust services. read more >
Kish Ivey
Banking & Finance

Simmons First Promotes Kish Ivey as Senior Vice President (Movers & Shakers)

Kish Ivey was recently promoted to senior vice president at Simmons First National Corp. in Pine Bluff. Ivey has more than six years of experience with Simmons and previously held the position of compliance manager for Simmons First National Bank. read more >
Banking & Finance / Insurance

Delta Trust & Bank Buys Allen Kerr Insurance Agency

Delta Trust & Bank of Little Rock buys the Allen Kerr Insurance Agency for a price that wasn't released. "This merger will enable Delta Trust Insurance to provide a complete range of property and casualty services," the company says. read more >
Market Square South at The Village at Hendrix in Conway.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Restaurants & Food

The Village at Hendrix Snags Delta Trust & Bank, Purple Cow Restaurant

Market Square, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, is in The Village at Hendrix, a new urbanist neighborhood adjacent to Hendrix College. The 30,000-SF building will house three commercial tenants on its ground floor and student residents on its upper two floors. read more >
From left, Merritt Dyke of Dyke Industries; Philip Tappan, board chairman designate; and Chris Roberts, Delta's next CEO.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

New Familiar Names Getting Added to Delta Trust’s Shareholders List

With the pending change of ownership at Delta Trust & Bank, more new names are being added to the bank's rosters. read more >
J. French Hill
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

J. French Hill, Chairman of Delta Trust & Bank, on Encouraging Business Trends

French Hill, in addition to running the 27th-largest bank chartered in Arkansas, is chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce for 2013. read more >