News & Events Archive – 2013
American Banker l November 26, 2013
By Andy Peters
The bankruptcy case of Park Cities Bank’s holding companies offers a clue of what lies ahead of investors with trust-preferred securities in struggling banks — and it’s not an appealing option.
North Texas Bancshares and North Texas Bancshares of Delaware filed for bankruptcy last month to help […]Read More
Chances are you are getting ready (or will be getting ready soon) for your next Information Technology examination.
DD&F’s Tom Layman will be presenting at the “Preparing for the IT Audit” seminar sponsored by the Arkansas Bankers Association on December 3rd, 2013. The seminar will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Little Rock from […]Read More
Don’t miss “DD&F Breakout Sessions” at the ABA Technology Conference November 20-21!
Rachel Lang, CBCP, SSCP Senior Consultant and Hugh Patterson. Principal, Information Technology will be speaking on Wednesday, 20th at the Arkansas Bankers Association Technology Conference. Check out their topics and plan to attend one or both sessions!
Rachel will present “Exercising […]Read More
On November 13, 2013, the Arkansas Bankers Association (ABA) is having a Bank Executive Symposium which will cover relevant topics like the Current Banking Environment, Bank Fraud Issues, Health Care Reform and more. DD&F president Randy Dennis will be giving an update on the world of Mergers & Acquisitions. DD&F has been a major force in the […]Read More
Arkansas Democrat Gazette October 2, 2013
By David Smith
Deposits at banks in Arkansas on June 30 were down about $270 million compared with a year earlier, according to a once-a-year federal accounting of bank deposits. There were $53.1 billion in deposits in June in 131 banks and bank holding companies in Arkansas, including out of-state […]Read More
American Banker September 25, 2013
By Robert Barba
Sometimes the best buyers turn out to be sellers.
Take the slow and steady Home Federal Bancorp (HOME) in Nampa, Idaho, which agreed this week to sell itself for $197 million to Banner Corp. (BANR), a Walla Walla, Wash., company on the rebound.
Home Federal weathered the downturn […]Read More
ArkansasOnline l July 14, 2013
By David Smith
It took only six years for the value of Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock to drop from $300 million to virtually nothing.
Metropolitan was the fifth largest Arkansas-based bank in […]Read More
ArkansasOnline l July 6, 2013
By Jessica Seaman
Metropolitan National Bank in Little Rock was purchased Friday by Ford Financial Fund II LP of Texas – potentially bolstering the struggling financial institution. […]Read More
DD&F congratulates our clients Home Bancshares, Inc. and Liberty Bancshares, Inc. on their recent merger announcement. The merger, the largest in Arkansas history, will result in an institution that consists of $7.1 billion in total assets, $5.6 billion in deposits, $4.5 billion in loans, 151 branches, 186 ATMs and 1,500 employees across Arkansas, […]Read More
Arkansas Business News l July 1, 2013
By George Waldon
The combination of cash and stock in the proposed $280 million buyout of Liberty Bancshares offers stockholders in the Jonesboro bank holding company immediate reward and tax-deferred possibilities.