Arkansas credit union taps mobile video banking to reach more customers

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River Valley Community Federal Credit Union serves 7,200 members out of just two branches in southern Arkansas. Operations & Best Practices Premium Retail Banking Arkansas Celent credit unions POPio River Valley

Walmart Stays True To Arkansas

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While Amazon is auditioning potential host cities in something that has turned into commercial real estate’s version of “The Bachelor,” Walmart has more quietly announced news that its new headquarters will stick with the firm’s historical home of Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart’s current Arkansas headquarters was originally built in the early 1970s by founder Sam Walton. Retail Arkansas Bentonville Doug McMillon News walmart Walmart Headquarters What's Hot

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Details Revealed About New Walmart HQ In Arkansas

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Retail Amazon Apple Arkansas corporate headquarters News walmart What's HotNew details have emerged about Walmart’s planned new corporate campus in Bentonville, Ark., where the company is based, according to a report by Reuters.

Arkansas: The South’s Unexpected Bastion Of Growth

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Arkansas is an easily forgotten state in the Deep South. Landlocked and geographically smaller than some of its surrounding states, Arkansas tends to be better defined by the political personalities it produces.

More M&A in Arkansas

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Bank owned by Walton family to take out prominent bank in state Management M&A. 1Management

Walmart Pay Launches in Texas, Arkansas

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Walmart Pay, the mega-retailer's mobile wallet, has gone live at its stores in Texas and Arkansas in anticipation of a national rollout. mobile technology

Bank OZK chief preaches patience to nervous investors

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The Arkansas bank is bracing for a rough 2020 amid record prepayments and a big substandard loan in its commercial real estate book, but CEO George Gleason insists shareholders will see "a nice payoff" in the long run. Commercial real estate lending Earnings Credit quality Arkansas

Looking back at 2019's community bankers to watch

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Community banking M&A Succession planning Branding Credit quality CRE Virginia California Arkansas Massachusetts LouisianaOne found a buyer, another announced plans to retire, and others took steps to reinvent their banks.

Equity Bancshares to Buy Community First in Arkansas

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The $1.5 billion-asset Equity said in a press release Thursday that it will pay $68.8 million in cash and stock for the $475 million-asset parent of Community First Bank. breaking_news community-banking ks ar dealmaking-strategy

CFPB, joined by South Carolina Dept. of Consumer Affairs and Arkansas AG, files lawsuit targeting service providers to pension advance products structured as purchases

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In filing the complaint, the CFPB was joined by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the Arkansas Attorney General. The CFPB filed a complaint in a South Carolina federal district court against Upstate Law Group LLC.

From the trenches: How one bank’s digital chief is guiding virus response

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Simmons Bank in Arkansas is dealing with extra traffic on its digital channels and added call volume while communicating with customers through email, push notifications and even snail mail as well as its new app, says Alex Carriles.

CFPB June 2016 complaint report highlights consumer loan complaints, complaints from Arkansas consumers

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB has issued its June 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about consumer loans and complaints from consumers in Arkansas and the Little Rock metro area. Findings regarding complaints from Arkansas consumers include the following: As of June 1, 2016, approximately 4,200 complaints were submitted by Arkansas consumers of which approximately 38 percent(1,600) were from consumers in the Little Rock metro area. Barbara S. Mishkin.

CFPB continues to push the envelope in announcing settlement with brokers of pension advances

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB announced on August 14, 2019 that, subject to the approval of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Bureau and the Arkansas Attorney General have entered into a proposed settlement with Andrew Gamber, Voyager Financial Group, LLC, BAIC, Inc.,

Agora Brings Real-Time CX To Community Banks, Backed By The ICBA And The Venture Center

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When the community bankers' trade association went looking for a tech accelerator that could help provide next gen apps for smaller banks, it selected The Venture Center in Little Rock, Arkansas which had experience developing apps for FIS

Regulators Close Ark. Bank in Year's Fifth Failure

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Arkansas regulators have closed the $66.3 million-asset Allied Bank in Mulberry, the fifth institution to fail this year. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy law-regulation community-banking

Payments Processor nCourt Left Years Of Data Exposed

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Payments processor nCourt , used by Arkansas and Oklahoma to collect court and utility fees, has apparently left years of user data unsecured, according to a report by TechCrunch.

Walmart Pay Won’t Make a Dent in Card Usage, For Now

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First announced in December 2015, the latest in the mobile wallet pipeline – Walmart Pay – is live as of yesterday to Walmart shoppers at 110 branches in Arkansas and a further 500 in Texas.

Podcast: The Girl Banker on Career Advancement and Life Lessons

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Natalie Bartholomew is chief administrative officer at Grand Savings Bank in northwestern Arkansas, but she is probably better known for her popular blog "The Girl Banker," which provides advice on career advancement and work-life balance for women in banking as well as spotlighting female leaders in financial services.

Gatik Partners With Walmart For Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

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People in Arkansas can now get groceries delivered via a new Walmart pilot with Gatik using self-driving cars that include a human safety driver behind the wheel.

Walmart Partners With Gatim To Deliver Orders With Self-driving Cars

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People in Arkansas can now get groceries delivered with a new Walmart pilot with Gatik using self-driving cars that include a human safety driver behind the wheel.

'We Won't Do a Dumb Deal': Serial Acquirer Is Taking It Slowly

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Home BancShares in Arkansas would rather buy banks that meet its financial parameters than do one large deal to catapult over $10 billion in assets.

Walmart Eyes Robo-Vans For Warehouses

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Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman told CNBC the retailer is working with partner Gatik , a self-driving vehicle startup, to test out a self-driving vehicle that will travel the two-mile route in Bentonville, Arkansas between two stores. “We

Seven States Approve Marijuana Measures

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Voters in Florida, North Dakota, Montana and Arkansas approved medical marijuana measures on Tuesday, while their counterparts in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational pot initiatives. breaking_news consumer-finance national-regional compliance kyc ca fl mt nd ma me az nv ar law-regulation

Why One Bank Wants to 'Crawl' Over Key Regulatory Threshold

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Home BancShares in Arkansas would rather buy banks that meet its financial parameters than do one large deal to catapult over $10 billion in assets.

Mexico Blocks Walmart’s Plans To Buy Cornershop

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Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman told CNBC the retailer is working with partner Gatik , a self-driving vehicle startup, to test out a self-driving vehicle that will travel the two-mile route in Bentonville, Arkansas between two stores. “We

How the $10B Red Line Could Reshape Southeastern Banking

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A dozen banks from Arkansas to Virginia are nearing $10 billion in assets, where they will face higher compliance costs and caps on interchange fees.

Goldman Sachs Denied Dismissal Of Class-Action Lawsuit Over Subprime Mortgages

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The class-action lawsuit – the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v.

Walmart’s Advantage In E-Commerce? Its Stores.

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In its most recent filing, the Arkansas-based retailer posted 43% year-over-year growth in e-commerce sales in Q3’18, up from 40% the previous quarter. Walmart’s e-commerce growth is accelerating. What’s driving this increased growth? Walmart’s thousands of brick-and-mortar stores are likely a big part of the story. Want the full expert post? Become a CB Insights customer. If you’re already a customer, login here.

Simmons First to Close 10 Branches for $1.6M in Yearly Savings

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plans to close 10 banks across four states by the end of the second quarter: three branches in Arkansas, four in the Missouri and Kansas region and three in Tennessee. Simmons First National in Pine Bluff, Ark., ar mo ks tn dealmaking-strategy breaking_news community-banking

Walmart Will Test New Healthcare Programs In Bid To Cut Costs

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Walmart said it will test the programs in Texas, Florida and Arkansas. Walmart , one of the largest companies in the world, will begin pilot testing new healthcare programs for its employees starting next year, according to a report by CNBC.

First Bank in Ark. Is Now Generations Bank

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"In Northwest Arkansas there are a lot of banks with similar names," Chairman Jon Harrell said in a news release about the rebranding, which includes a new logo and signage. "We We wanted a name that would stand out and at the same time it was important to us to not lose sight of our roots.". breaking_news ar community-banking strategic-alternatives dealmaking-strategy

Walmart To Accept EBT Cards For Online Groceries

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Spokeswoman Molly Blakeman told CNBC the retailer is working with partner Gatik , a self-driving vehicle startup, to test a vehicle that will travel the two-mile route in Bentonville, Arkansas between two stores. “We

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Blue Apron Hit With Employee Labor Lawsuit

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The company is also being sued by an Iowa-based meat processing company, which claims Blue Apron failed to make good on a $26 million contract to purchase free-range chickens, which led to mass layoffs and the closure of a plant in Arkansas.

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Walmart CEO Pushes To Raise Minimum Wage

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“The federal minimum wage is lagging behind,” McMillon said at Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas on Wednesday (June 5).

FinServ Providers Lift Some Of B2B’s Fraud Burden

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million was defrauded from lenders by an Arkansas man in a rare case of small business loan fraud.

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