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One Bank closed its branch at 8000 Cantrell Road in Little Rock last year.
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

One Bank, Landlord Tussle in Lawsuit Over Former OneBanc Branch

A Little Rock landlord says One Bank is still on the financial hook for a closed branch office on Cantrell Road. read more >
Banking & Finance

First National Bank of Paragould to Buy One Bank & Trust

First National Bank of Paragould announced Monday that it is buying One Bank & Trust of Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance

One Bank, Heartland End 2017 with Loss

Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust pushed its string of consecutive quarterly operational losses to 22 as of Dec. 31. Heartland Bank ended the year with a loss of more than $13.7 million. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Heartland, One Bank Rack Up More Losses

The second-quarter results continued in the red at two Little Rock banks doing business under regulatory agreements. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Update: Heartland, Onebanc End 1Q in the Red

Two Little Rock lenders continue to battle through losses in search of a return to sustained profitability: Heartland Bank and One Bank & Trust. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Corrected: U.S. Treasury Buys One Bank & Trust Stock

The U.S. Treasury Department purchased 344,577 shares of stock in One Bank & Trust at a sale conducted in Washington on Monday, the bank's CEO announced. read more >
Controlling interest in One Bank & Trust is marked for court-ordered sale. The stock, seized by U.S. Marshals 17 months ago, was owned through OneFinancial Corp. by  Layton “Scooter” Stuart, chairman, president and CEO of the holding company and the bank.
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Date Set for One Bank & Trust SaleLock Icon

Standing first in line for the court-ordered sale of controlling interest in Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust is the United States of America, with a potential credit bid of up to $47.9 million. read more >
Former and current One Bank & Trust executives, from left: Layton "Scooter" Stuart, Jerry Pavlas, Jim Schnoes, Brad Paul, Michael Heald and Gary Rickenbach.
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Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Insurance

One Bank & Trust: Sell or Build Capital Base

Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust continues to operate under an unusual arrangement more than four years after the ouster of its owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart. read more >
Jerry Pavlas, president and CEO of One Bank & Trust
Banking & Finance / Legal

One Bank & Trust Capitalization Plan Forms

Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust hasn’t generated a normal quarterly profit since the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ousted Layton “Scooter” Stuart as CEO in September 2012. read more >
Former and current One Bank & Trust executives, from left: Jerry Pavlas, Jim Schnoes, Brad Paul, Michael Heald and Gary Rickenbach.
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Scooter Stuart’s Fall Still Feeds Litigation

Only a handful of lawsuits that erupted from the upheaval at One Bank & Trust continue to wind through the court system. read more >
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Investments / Legal

Another OneFinancial Asset Eyed by Johnelle Hunt’s BHL

BHL Financing is making a claim on $1.2 million worth of trust-preferred shares issued by West Tennessee Bancshares Inc., holding company for the $337 million-asset Bank of Bartlett. read more >
One Bank CEO Jerry Pavlas (inset left) says the Parker Building in Maumelle is a company asset. BHL Financing, led by Johnelle Hunt, has filed a lien claim on the property.
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BHL Makes Claim Against OneFinancial on Maumelle Office Building

Johnelle Hunt, through BHL Financing LLC, filed a lien on the Parker Building in Maumelle in connection with a default judgment of $14.7 million against OneFinancial, the holding company of One Bank & Trust. read more >
Johnelle Hunt holds a $14.7 million default judgment against One Bank’s parent company.
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Settlement Will Boost One Bank’s Capital

A financial decision that Layton “Scooter” Stuart made in the weeks preceding his death in March 2013 is breathing fiscal life into Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust. The de facto capital injection is happening in a way that he didn’t plan and couldn’t have foreseen. read more >
Layton "Scooter" Stuart, the now former CEO of One Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

One Bank Announces Settlement Over ‘Scooter’ Stuart Money

One Bank & Trust of Little Rock on Thursday announced the settlement of an $18 million lawsuit over assets seized from entities connected with the late Layton "Scooter" Stuart, its former CEO. read more >
Jerry Pavlas (top), One Bank & Trust president and CEO, and the bank's chief financial officer James Schnoes are accused of forcing Donna Adams to resign. They counter that there was "just cause" for her termination.
Banking & Finance / Legal

One Bank & Trust Lawsuit Moves to Federal Court

The legal donnybrook was started by Donna Adams, former senior vice president at Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust. She sued the bank, its president and CEO, Jerry Pavlas, and its chief financial officer James Schnoes. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Texas Ratios Mostly Improve For Lenders

Seven Arkansas lenders recorded Texas Ratios higher than 50 during the third quarter in 2014. Four of those improved their balance sheet by year’s end to fall below that line. read more >
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Court Appoints Former LR Mayor Special Administrator in Scooter Stuart Case

Tom Prince, former Little Rock mayor, has entered the fray between Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust and the estate of its former controlling owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart. read more >
Richard Torti is fighting a legal battle linked to former One Bank & Trust CEO Layton Stuart on two fronts, county and federal. (Photos by Michael Pirnique • Photo illustration by Wayne DePriest)
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

Richard Torti Fights Layton Stuart Battle on Two Legal Fronts, County and Federal

Richard Torti is engaged on two legal fronts in Little Rock, county and federal to exercise his authority as a trustee and executor for the Stuart family and extricate money from federal authorities. read more >
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7 Arkansas Lenders Still Indebted to Treasury After TARP Relief

Seven Arkansas lenders remain under the umbrella of the U.S. Treasury’s TARP program in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. The group collectively received more than $126 million through the Capital Purchase Program-Troubled Asset Relief Program. read more >