Tagged: Randy Dennis

Community First Trust Attracts $6M Buyer

Community First Trust Attracts $6M Buyer

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William Kerst Jr. wasn’t looking to sell Community First Trust Co. in 2021. But two years ago, events began pulling the president and CEO of the Hot Springs enterprise toward the possibility. read more >

New Pitch for Bank Charter Takes Flight

New Pitch for Bank Charter Takes Flight

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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 >

Federal Regulators Look to Update CRA

Federal Regulators Look to Update CRA

Banking & Finance

With changes in banking, including a dramatic consolidation of the industry, federal bank regulators have put out the word that the way the Community Reinvestment Act is enforced is likely to change as well. read more >

National Charter Conversions to State a One-Way Street

National Charter Conversions to State a One-Way Street

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Most regulated industries don’t get to choose who regulates them, but, to a limited degree, banks do. And while the door can swing both ways, in reality the traffic has flowed in one direction: converting from national charters to state charters. read more >

Show-Me State Hoosier Mark McFatridge Leads Bear State Financial

Show-Me State Hoosier Mark McFatridge Leads Bear State Financial

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When Bear State Financial made its first out-of-state acquisition of Metropolitan National Bank of Springfield, Missouri, it didn't find just a merger partner in Mark McFatridge, president and CEO of Metropolitan. It found a new leader for its management team. read more >

Arkansas Bankers Engage in Efficiency Contest

Arkansas Bankers Engage in Efficiency Contest

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The sub-40 percent efficiency ratio, which has grown in profile in the post-2008 finance world, reflects how many pennies it costs a company to make a buck. The average efficiency ratio among all Arkansas banks through the first half of 2015 is about 70 percent. read more >