News & Events Archive – 2014



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Randy Dennis Quoted in “Purchases Triple Assets for Southern Bancorp”

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Arkansas Online l December 28, 2014

By: David Smith


Arkadelphia-based Southern Bancorp has more than tripled its assets in the past five years, the largest percentage increase of any bank in the state.

The bank has grown by about 231 percent from about $348 million on Sept. 30, 2009, just after the recession ended, […]

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Randy Dennis quoted in ‘Loss-share Early Terminations Could Pick Up’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014
Loss-share early terminations could pick up
By Nathan Stovall

Nathan Stovall is a senior editor and columnist with SNL Financial. The views and opinions expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of SNL.

More failed-bank buyers with loss-share agreements […]

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DD&F to Present at the ASCPA 34th Annual Industry, Commerce, & Banking Conference

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DD&F President Randy Dennis will be presenting at the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accoutants’ (ASCPA)  34th Annual Industry, Commerce, & Banking Conference on October 16 at the ASCPA Conference Center. Randy will be discussing Banking-Regulatory Updates and Mergers & Acquisitions.  We hope to see you there!

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Tom Layman Quoted in “State’s Banks Tighten Cyberattack Defenses”

Monday, October 13, 2014

Arkansas Online l October 12, 2014

By: David Smith


In the past 12 months, data breaches at national retailers Target Corp. and Home Depot put almost 100 million credit cards and debit cards at risk.

The breaches cost Home Depot and Target more than $200 million.

Banks nationally and in Arkansas suffered heavy costs, […]

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DD&F to Present at the FRM Value Investing Conference

Monday, October 6, 2014

DD&F’s own Ted Gammill will be a keynote speaker at this years Foundation Resource Managment (FRM) Value Investing Conference to be held on November 5, 2014 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock, Arkansas and November 13, 2014 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Arkansas.  Ted, along with other speakers will discuss the discipline of […]

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DD&F to Present at 3rd Annual Strategic Opportunities Conference

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Randy will be a panelist on the topic of “Secrets of Managing Successful Post-Acquisition Integration”  at the 3rd Annual Strategic Opportunities Conference Nov 12-14 in New Orleans for community bank leaders.   John Allison, Chairman of the Board  of Home Bancshares and a DD&F Client will be a keynote  luncheon speaker at the event.   For […]

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Did you miss DD&F’s presentation at the Arkansas Bankers Management Seminar? See it here!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Randy Dennis recently presented at the Arkansas Bankers Management Seminar on the topic of:  “’Til Death Do Us Part…the M&A Basics for the Bride and Groom”.  Click on this link to view his presentation.

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DD&F to Present at 77th Annual ABA Bank Management Seminar

Thursday, July 10, 2014

On August 7 – 9, the Arkansas Bankers Association is hosting their 77th annual Bank Management Seminar in Branson, MO, and Randy Dennis, President of DD&F will be presenting on Mergers & Acquisitions in a talk titled, ‘Til Death Do Us Part… M&A Basics for the Bride and Groom.’

Mergers & Acquisitions is […]

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Tom Layman Quoted in “How Regulators Are Shaking Up Small Bank Cyber Reviews”

Monday, July 7, 2014

American Bank l June 27, 2014

By Joe Adler

Community banks and credit unions with inadequate programs to fight cyber risk may soon be hearing about it from their examiners. The regulators’ new cybersecurity assessments —now being piloted for over 500 community-sized institutions as part of regular safety and soundness exams — are meant largely […]

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DD&F Banking Brief: Repurchase Agreements

Monday, July 7, 2014

DD&F Banking Brief:  Repurchase Agreements and “repo sweeps” are gaining popularity as banks look for options for their large depositors looking for a better return on investment.  If you want to know more about Repurchase Agreements and how they work click here on DD&F’s Banking Brief.

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