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Home BancShares Deposits Continue Sliding in Q2

The bank said it has been limiting its exposure to uninsured deposits in light of industry volatility. read more >
Johnny Allison of Home BancShares proves that he can sit still, at least momentarily, for a photographer...
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Home BancShares Touts Liquidity as Profit Rises 59% in Q1

Elsewhere in the company's earnings report, shrinking deposits reflected economic weakness. read more >
Johnny Allison, chairman, president and CEO of Home BancShare.
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Despite Challenges, Home BancShares Still Happy with Foray Into TexasLock Icon

In September 2021, Home BancShares announced they were acquiring Happy Bancshares of Texas in a $919 million deal. A year and a half later, they have no regrets. read more >
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Arkansas Eyes Upon Texas Lending

The Lone Star State beckons with bountiful markets, bank opportunities galore. read more >
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Home BancShares’ Q2 EPS Meet Wall Street Expectations

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports second-quarter profit of $79.1 million, up 26% from the same quarter last year. read more >
Steven Plaisance, president & CEO of Arvest Bank's mortgage division, and Michael Powell, mortgage division president for Simmons Bank, represent 2020's two largest mortgage lenders in Arkansas.
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2020 Rocks Home Loans Amid COVID-19Lock Icon

The surprise tandem that made home sales especially memorable for residential realty companies last year made 2020 equally unforgettable for mortgage lenders. read more >
Tracy French, president and CEO of Centennial Bank in Conway.
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Arkansas Banks Face Down Problem Loans

Fayetteville’s Arvest Bank began the year wading through problem loans even before the effects of COVID-19 began to manifest. The $23.2 billion-asset lender recorded a $50.6 million loss in the first quarter. read more >
Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank in Batesville; Tracy French, president and CEO of Centennial Bank in Conway; and George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp.
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Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of GraceLock Icon

Arkansas bankers are wading into the numbers to gauge the health of their loan portfolios after extending an opening round of financial grace to customers. read more >
Tracy French
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Home BancShares Calls 2Q ‘Best’ in 20 Years

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports what it calls the best quarter in its 20-year history, recording record revenue and net interest income while net income fell 13%. read more >
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Pandemic, Accounting Change Wipe Out Most of Home BancShares’ 1Q Earnings

The coronavirus pandemic and a change in accounting standards forced Home BancShares Inc. of Conway to reserve an extra $77 million for potential loan losses, sending first-quarter earnings down by more than 99%. read more >
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Arkansas Banks Ready for Opportunity Amid ChaosLock Icon

The three publicly traded financial companies headquartered in Arkansas were jolted last month by the global market uncertainty, but executives are looking past the daily market prices to the future opportunities that could shake out of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
CEO Randy Sims announces another FDIC-assisted deal for Centennial Bank to take over the assets of a Florida bank.
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Randy Sims Retires From Home BancShares

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announces that long-time company executive Randy Sims has retired. read more >
CEO Randy Sims announces another FDIC-assisted deal for Centennial Bank to take over the assets of a Florida bank.
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Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, parent company of Centennial Bank, said Friday that Randy Sims, CEO and president of Home BancShares, has been named to vice chairman of Home BancShares and executive chairman of Centennial Bank. read more >
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Home BancShares’ Proxy Shows Most Execs with Pay Increases

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison received a $4.7 million compensation package in fiscal 2018, down from $4.8 million in the previous year, according to the company's preliminary proxy statement. read more >
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Home BancShares 3Q Profit Another Record

Greater regulatory costs and expenses associated with a company performance goal weren't enough to keep Home BancShares Inc. of Conway from reporting on Thursday another quarter or record profit. read more >
Andrew Meadors, CEO of Sunstar Insurance Group’s Arkansas operations; Tracy French, CEO and president of Home BancShares’ Centennial Bank and Phil Tappan, executive vice president of financial services for Simmons Bank
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Property & Casualty Holds No Luster for Most LendersLock Icon

After a path was cleared for banks to get into the insurance business, few Arkansas lenders jumped in. read more >
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Pay Package for Allison Up 34 Percent in 2016

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison led the way for executive compensation at the $14.4 billion-asset banking concern during 2017. read more >
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One-Time Charges Cap Big 2017 for Home BancShares

Excluding expenses tied to mergers and a hurricane, Home BancShares Inc. of Conway finished 2017 with annual profit of more than $200 million and assets of more than $14 billion. read more >
Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison places a lapel pin on Stonegate Bank CEO Dave Seleski as they announced their merger at the Little Rock Regional Chamber.
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Fed, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares’ Stonegate Bank Deal

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway says its previously announced merger with Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, received approval from the Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Bank Board. read more >
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Bank Street Partners Names Centennial Bank Best in State

Bank Street Partners has named Centennial Bank the top overall bank in Arkansas, parent company Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announced Wednesday. read more >