Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

July 23, 2018

OZK, Home BancShares Launch Into Deeper Water For Luxury Lending This article is available only in print.

OZK, Home BancShares Launch Into Deeper Water For Luxury Lending

Acquisition has fueled boat and recreational vehicle loan growth at the two largest banking franchises headquartered in Arkansas. read more >

Little Rock Attorneys Ask Judge Holmes to Rethink Sanctions This article is available only in print.

Two Little Rock lawyers have asked the chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas to reconsider sanctions he imposed on them after a string of cases in which he was critical of their law firm's work. read more >

Branch Banks' Death Rumors Are Exaggerated

In Arkansas, the number of new bank offices appears to have popped up in the past 12 months after a decade in which the count declined by more than 10 percent. read more >

Executive Q&A

Tim Hicks Says Bank OZK's Branding Switch Proceeding OK

Tim Hicks Says Bank OZK's Branding Switch Proceeding OK

Tim Hicks, the chief administrative officer of what is now named Bank OZK explains how and why the venerable bank dropped the Ozarks from its brand. read more >

Spotlight: Banking & Finance

Armor Bank Moves Back Into the Black

Armor Bank Moves Back Into the Black This article is available only in print.

The purchase and renaming of Forrest City Bank has given Nathan Waldrip an intensive education. read more >

Branch Banks' Death Rumors Are Exaggerated

Branch Banks' Death Rumors Are Exaggerated

In Arkansas, the number of new bank offices appears to have popped up in the past 12 months after a decade in which the count declined by more than 10 percent. read more >

OZK, Home BancShares Launch Into Deeper Water For Luxury Lending

OZK, Home BancShares Launch Into Deeper Water For Luxury Lending This article is available only in print.

Acquisition has fueled boat and recreational vehicle loan growth at the two largest banking franchises headquartered in Arkansas. read more >

U.S. Banks: 2018 Return on Average Equity Almost Even With '84

U.S. Banks: 2018 Return on Average Equity Almost Even With '84

During this period, return on average equity at banks in the United States reached a low of minus 5.94 percent in the second quarter of 1987. It saw a high of 16.29 percent in the first quarter of 2000. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Now That We All Agree … (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Now That We All Agree … (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

We may never know whether Putin's efforts swung enough voters in the targeted swing states to allow Trump to win the presidency. But there is now no longer any dispute that the GOP passed over a dozen experienced candidates of proven conservatism and character to nominate the candidate that Putin personally believed would be best for Russian interests. read more >

401(k)s & Bipartisanship (Editorial)

401(k)s & Bipartisanship (Editorial)

The Retirement Enhancement & Savings Act of 2018, seeks to encourage further employee participation in 401(k) and similar plans, the increasingly important vehicles through which people save for retirement. read more >