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Pig Butchering (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

A Kansas bank failure reminds me of episodes closer to home. read more >
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Arkansas Bank Deposit Growth Slows to 1.5%

It's the slowest growth since 2014, bringing total deposits to slightly more than $97 billion as of June 30. read more >
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First Service to Open a Full-Service Branch in Maumelle

The branch is scheduled to open in 2024. read more >
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FDIC Recommends Overhauling US Insurance Deposit System

Under the proposal, the FDIC would offer business account coverage a higher levels than ordinary consumer deposits receive, the FDIC said. read more >
A First Republic Bank office in Newport Beach, California
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First Republic Bank Seized, Sold to JPMorgan Chase

San Francisco-based First Republic is the third midsize bank to fail in two months. It is the second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history, behind only Washington Mutual, which collapsed at the height of the 2008 financial crisis and was also taken over by JPMorgan. read more >
Silicon Valley Bank headquarters in Santa Clara, California
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Troubled Silicon Valley Bank Acquired by First Citizens

More than half of Silicon Valley's assets will remain in U.S. receivership. read more >
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Fed Lent $300B in Emergency Funds to Banks in the Past Week

Nearly half the money — $143 billion — went to holding companies for two major banks that failed over the past week, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. read more >
Arvest Bank of Fayetteville extended its long run as the state’s deposit leader with modest deposit growth of 3.6%.
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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 >
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So Much Fraud (Gwen Moritz Commentary)

There’s always a lot of fraud. But there really has been more of it lately. read more >
Arvest Bank was the leader of this year's list of largest banks in Arkansas, ranked by assets, followed by Bank OZK, Simmons Bank, Centennial Bank and First Security Bank.
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Arvest No. 1 Bank by Assets, But List is ShufflingLock Icon

A near 10% increase in assets helped push Arvest to the top of Arkansas Business’ annual list of the state’s biggest banks, but more changes are in store as the runners-up prepare to close significant acquisitions. read more >
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In-state Bank Deposits Grow by 9.6% Over Past Year

Arkansas bank deposits exceeded $90 billion on June 30, an increase of 9.6% in 12 months and almost identical to the national trend line. read more >
Walmart of Bentonville has been steadily expanding its financial services offerings to customers, but it says it has no designs on becoming a bank.
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Walmart Offering Financial Tools, Fintech PlansLock Icon

Walmart insists it doesn’t want to be a bank, but it’s surely acting like one. read more >
Marnie Oldner
Banking & Finance

Stone Bank CEO Appointed to National Committee

Marnie Oldner of Stone Bank of Mountain View joins the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Advisory Committee on Community Banking. read more >
Randy Dennis, president and managing partner of DD&F Consulting Group of Little Rock
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New Pitch for Bank Charter Takes FlightLock Icon

Randy Dennis’ firm, DD&F Consulting Group of Little Rock, has been involved in something that’s even more unusual than a bank acquisition in 2020: a brand-new bank charter. read more >
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Virus Relief Leaves Arkansas Banks Awash in Deposits

COVID-19 has taken a toll on bank profitability, but the combination of federal relief money and pandemic-induced financial caution created a temporary glut of deposits. read more >
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Cave City Embezzler Banned from Banking Industry

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in June finished up some housekeeping by permanently banning Carrie C. Porter of Cave City from the banking industry. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
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Arkansas Bankers Seize a National MomentLock Icon

George Floyd’s death in May in Minneapolis set off protests against police brutality and racism nationwide, but it had an unforeseen effect on Arkansas banking. read more >
The $98.8 million Bank OZK headquarters in Little Rock is the largest office project under construction in Arkansas.
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Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

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 >
Home Bank of Arkansas' home office at 113 Hwy 165S in Portland.
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Home Bank Takes Second-Quarter Lick

Portland’s Home Bank of Arkansas posted a $640,000 loss for the quarter ending June 30. read more >
Miguel Lopez of First Community Bank of Batesville: “To say that Hispanics are underserved is a huge understatement.”
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Looking for Latino Business, First Community’s Miguel Lopez Speaks the LanguageLock Icon

Miguel Lopez, bilingual and bicultural, says working for First Community Bank of Batesville has been his “dream job.” read more >