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Evolve Bank & Trust

A Bank OZK branch in Houston, Texas
Banking & Finance

Bank OZK Spends Less to Make a Dollar

“Most banks with a good efficiency ratio focus relentlessly on controlling costs,” said George Gleason, chairman and CEO of the $27.6 billion-asset lender. “We take a different approach. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

Evolve Overtakes Simmons in Trust Assets

Stephens Inc. remains No. 1 on the annual lists of Arkansas’ largest broker-dealers and largest money managers, but Evolve takes the top spot in trust departments. read more >
Arvest Bank of Fayetteville extended its long run as the state’s deposit leader with modest deposit growth of 3.6%.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Insurance

Bank Deposit Growth Settles Down After COVID

Statewide deposit growth slowed to 5.5% after two consecutive years in which COVID stimulus cash fueled unusually strong deposit growth. read more >
Evolve Open Banking President Hank Word says that in working with fintech platforms, Evolve provides account and transaction services, “with the bank in the background.”
Banking & Finance

Tech Work Fuels Huge Growth at Evolve Bank & Trust of West MemphisLock Icon

Evolve’s total assets nearly doubled in 18 months, and they now hold the largest total of trust assets in the state. read more >
Citizens Bank board member John Carter
Banking & Finance

Citizens Bank Adds John Carter to Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

Carter is chief investment officer at Huffman & Co. of Little Rock. read more >
Gary Head, CEO of Signature Bank of Arkansas
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Real Estate

2 More Banks Join Jonesboro Market

The banking competition continues to escalate in Jonesboro’s $3.5 billion deposit market with two new players debuting downtown. read more >
Banking & Finance

John McKeel Returns to Evolve Bank & Trust

He has 20 years of experience in the industry. read more >
John BrockMcIlroy Keen Goodman
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Brock Joins McIlroy Keen Goodman; HoganTaylor Promotes Pair to Partner (Movers & Shakers)

John Brock has joined McIlroy Keen Goodman in Little Rock as a staff accountant. Ginger Meister and Cale W. Turner have been made partners of the HoganTaylor public accounting firm. read more >
Heath Jackson of Evolve Bank & Trust in West Memphis and Trevor Holbert of Merrill Lynch in Little Rock.
Banking & Finance

FNBC Bank Elevates Two at Ash Flat (Movers & Shakers)

Julie Seat has been hired as manager of FNBC’s Ash Flat branch. Molly Carpenter has been promoted to vice president of marketing and public relations at FNBC Bank of Ash Flat. read more >
John Freeman
Banking & Finance

Former Liberty President John Freeman Moves to Evolve Bank & Trust

Leadership at Jonesboro’s Liberty Bank of Arkansas was put in play by the recent sale to Home BancShares Inc. of Conway. John Freeman, Liberty’s former president, recently landed at Evolve Bank & Trust of West Memphis. read more >