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Shane Sweetin Pleads Guilty to Lying On Loan Applications

Marcus Shane Sweetin of Little Rock pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements on loan applications, costing AgHeritage Farm Credit, BancorpSouth Bank and Regions Bank more than $3.3 million. read more >
First Community Bank plans to move into the former Regions Bank location at 222 E. Washington Ave. in Jonesboro.
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First Community Adds to Jonesboro Territory

Batesville’s First Community Bank is working on a third location in the $2.5 billion-deposit Jonesboro market. read more >
Lynn Wright 
Little Rock Market Executive, Regions Bank
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Lynn Wright of Regions on Keeping Loan Growth Within Reach

Lynn Wright, the Little Rock market executive for Regions Bank, says that even with technology, banking is still a “people business.” read more >
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Trailer Transaction Hauls in $3.6M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Michael Rivalto of Memphis acquired the Superior Trailer Sales project at 10600 Maybelline Road from NLR Ark Investments LLC, led by Frank Deel III. read more >
Jackson House Apartments
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Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.8M

Apartments, a bank branch, a commercial site, a store, a warehouse and a restaurant were sold recently. read more >
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Schwyhart Creditor Raises Fraud ClaimLock Icon

A renewed debt collection effort against Bill Schwyhart, the once prominent Rogers real estate developer, has followed him to Texas and rekindled the interest of dormant creditors. read more >
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Simmons Leads Current OREO Figures

A decade has passed since OREO portfolios became an especially significant line item as an epic wave of real estate securing bad loans flowed onto many a bank’s balance sheet. read more >
Dan Blair, Regions Bank
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Dan Blair Joins Regions Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Dan Blair has been named wealth adviser for Regions Bank in Little Rock. read more >
Greystone Country Club in Cabot has made about $25,000 worth of upgrades in the past year, co-owner Duane Jahner said.
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Greystone Country Club in Cabot Takes New Angle of Approach

Greystone Country Club in Cabot has been brought back from the brink by two residents of the golf course community, but a few dozen more members are needed to restore its financial health. read more >
Bryan Wagner and Brock FletcherRegions Bank
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Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. Brock Fletcher has been hired as a commercial banking relationship manager. read more >
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Diamond Bank Opens Branch In Crowded Ashdown Market

Diamond Bank of Murfreesboro is expanding its southwest Arkansas footprint by opening an Ashdown branch. read more >
Marlin Evans
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Regions Bank Adds Marlin Evans to Wealth Management (Movers & Shakers)

Marlin Evans has joined the private wealth management team at Regions Bank in Little Rock as a personal trust specialist. read more >
Susie Smith at Metropolitan National Bank in 2013.
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Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

For women in Arkansas’ banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Banking & Finance

A banking and finance resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
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Regions Bank Recognizes Tanya Bonham Scott (Movers & Shakers)

Tanya Bonham Scott, a branch manager for Regions Bank in Little Rock, has received the bank’s Better Life Award for October 2015. read more >
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Deposits Grow as Number of Arkansas Banks Shrinks

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, according to the annual summary of deposits released Sept. 28 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally. 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 >
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West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina. read more >
Regions Bank's request for a rezoning of the property shaded in red above was denied.
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LR Planning Commission Rejects Regions Bank Rezoning Request in the Heights

A proposed 3,200-SF Regions Bank branch in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock has run up against some opposition. read more >
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Windstream Transaction Adds Up to $8.6 Million (Real Deals)

A 30,400-SF data center shifted ownership in a sale-leaseback transaction valued at $8.6 million, and land for a future bank branch development in the Heights area of Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.2 million. read more >