News & Events Archive – 2010



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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our sincere congratulations to George Gleason, Chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks, recently named as one of the American Banker’s community bankers of the year for 2010.

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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Information scarce on bids for failed banks”

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group | Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is making less information available to the public about how it is dealing with the rising number of bank failures in 2010. Over the last year, the agency has failed to post a complete list of bids on 41 […]

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January 11: Shawn Sparks, DD&F Senior Compliance Specialist to speak at ABA BSA Conference

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

At the January 2011 ABA BSA Conference to be held in Little Rock, Shawn Sparks, DD&F Senior Compliance Specialist will speak on:

“Customer Identification Program (CIP) and Enhanced Due Diligence- How well do you know your customer?”

This session will include:

  • Customer Identification Programs and Policies-What should be incorporated in programs and policies;
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Welcome Sean O’Connell to DD&F!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sean O’Connell joins DD&F to head up the Banking Technology group. Click here to read more about Sean.

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Randy Dennis featured panelist for SNL Financial Webinar

Friday, December 3, 2010

Randy Dennis” href=””>Randy Dennis was recently a featured panelist for SNL Financial Webinar: FDIC Assisted Acquisitions: Beyond the Basics. Over 600 participants logged in for this timely subject. To view Randy’s presentation click here.

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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Spotting Unusual Opportunities”

Thursday, December 2, 2010

American Banker | December 2, 2010

When George Gleason took his family to the island of St. Bart’s for Thanksgiving in 2007, he told his wife it would be the last vacation they would take for a while.

At Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Ark., which Gleason bought in 1979, the chief […]

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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Bank acquires another lender; Move buoys its Florida profile”

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Arkansas Democrat | Saturday, November 20, 2010

by David Smith

LITTLE ROCK — Home BancShares bought its sixth failed bank from federal regulators Friday, the Conway-based owner of Centennial Bank said.

The bank bought Gulf State Community Bank of Carrabelle, Fla. The purchase strengthens Home BancShares Inc.’s position in the Florida Panhandle. […]

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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Citigroup Hires 200 Bankers as Small Firms Become Bigger Target”

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bloomberg Businessweek | Monday, November 15, 2010

Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) — Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit, who for the past two years has championed the U.S. bank’s “globality,” may be getting a new mantra: locality.

Citigroup, which claims 2,500 of the world’s 3,000 largest corporations as clients, now says it also is targeting […]

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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Bank sanctions at decade high; In state, 25% reprimanded by Arkansas, U.S. regulators”

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Arkansas Online | Sunday, November 14, 2010

By David Smith

LITTLE ROCK — One of every four banks based in Arkansas is under sanction this year by state or federal regulators – the highest ratio in at least a decade.

Twenty-one state-chartered banks have been reprimanded by the state Bank Department, which does […]

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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Small Banks Cheer Premium Plan, Larger Ones Fear Impact on Funding Strategy”

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

American Banker | Tuesday, November 09, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is set to make a massive change to the way it calculates premiums, releasing a proposal Tuesday that would force banks to pay assessments based on total liabilities rather than domestic deposits.

Many community bankers are already celebrating the plan, which […]

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