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Managing Deposit Risk (Susie Smith Commentary)

Now’s the time to review your personal and business bank accounts and structure them to minimize risk. read more >
Susie Smith at Metropolitan National Bank in 2013.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Public Companies

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 >
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Gabe Holmstrom to Lead Downtown Little Rock Partnership

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership on Friday announced Gabe Holmstrom as its new executive director. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Legal / Public Companies

What’s Next in the Simmons First Play for Metropolitan National Bank?

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has submitted the winning bid to purchase Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock. So what's next in this historic banking deal? read more >
A  bankruptcy sale next month will separate Metropolitan National Bank from its insolvent parent company and bring the bank much- needed capital. 
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Susie Smith Testimony Recounts Trials, Tribulations at Metropolitan National Bank

Perhaps no one can appreciate the battle to save Metropolitan National Bank more than Susie Smith, Metropolitan’s senior executive vice president, COO and CFO. Her testimony at a July 26 hearing in Little Rock’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court offers a glimpse inside the embattled, former $1.8 billion-asset lender. read more >
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Bidder Proposes $74.2 Million in New Capital for Metropolitan National Bank

Ford Financial Fund II of Dallas plans to invest a bit more than $90 million if it wins its bid to buy Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock from its holding company, Rogers Bancshares Inc., documents filed in bankruptcy court show. Meanwhile, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James G. Mixon is expected to rule on various motions, including the bidding timetable, on Wednesday. read more >
Susie Smith
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Metropolitan Bank Shareholders Unlikely to Get Any Cash

Rogers Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Metropolitan National Bank, had negative common equity of $22 million as of March 31. As a result, its creditors are likely to receive only pennies on the dollar from the proposed $16 million sale of Metropolitan. read more >
Susie Smith at Metropolitan National Bank in 2013.
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Public Companies

Banker Susie Smith Pursues Interest in Charity Work

Whether conducting official business or following many of her volunteer side pursuits, Susie Smith is keeping her community spirit alive. read more >