Bank OZK News & Insights Blog

14 May 2019

Bank OZK: Big on Community Banking

Bank OZK’s unique blend of bankers with deep financial expertise, leading-edge innovative banking solutions and a strategy of fostering strong communities is making news. Ken Ronecker, Bank OZK’s Tampa Bay and North Florida President, was featured in a Tampa Bay Business Journal story where he reveals expansive plans. Tampa Bay is one of the many […]

09 May 2019

Our New Little Rock Headquarters Is Looking Great

Our new headquarters is currently under construction, and as you can see from this footage, it’s looking great. Bank OZK’s own Eric Digsby, a whiz with a drone and our multi-market facilities manager, shot and edited the video himself. We’re looking forward to the official 2020 opening!

08 May 2019

The Financial Brand Provides Inside Look into OZK Labs

Bank OZK’s success in blending our great people with great technology continues to gain national recognition. The Financial Brand takes an extensive look inside OZK Labs, our in-house fintech, in a feature story here. “By leveraging data to understand more about how to better serve our customers and provide insights to our bankers, then Bank […]

30 Apr 2019

Bank OZK Supports the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

From left: Bank OZK’s Michael Watts, Katherine Delgado, Lasha Marshall, Martin Ball, Kevin Beauparlant, and Larry McElroen Bank OZK’s New York team joined the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) on March 28th for their annual member dinner. A great time was had by all, and a number of important issues were discussed and […]

18 Apr 2019

Bank OZK Launches Sustainable World Investments

Spring is here! Maybe you’re teaching your children about reducing, reusing, and recycling. You may volunteer to clean up your local parks. Perhaps you’re even considering installing solar panels in your home. We love seeing people help their communities. We’re a community bank by heritage. Those roots inform the way we operate, even with all […]

17 Apr 2019

Bank OZK Announces First Quarter 2019 Earnings

Bank OZK today announced that net income for the first quarter of 2019 was $110.7 million. George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased with our first quarter results.  Our $110.7 million net income, 1.99% annualized return on average assets, 4.53% net interest margin and 38.5% efficiency ratio provide an excellent start […]

15 Apr 2019

Bank OZK Sponsors Boardroom at CoCoTiv Coworking

Bank OZK has sponsored the new CoCoTiv Coworking boardroom, located in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Montford Park community at 1515 Mockingbird Lane. The boardroom, with capacity for twenty seated guest around a board room table, has been named the Bank OZK Executive Boardroom. Bank OZK has a long commitment to helping local communities grow and thrive. […]

08 Apr 2019

Bank OZK Leaders Ranked #8 Among 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance

The Commercial Observer, a leading commercial real estate publication, has recognized four Bank OZK executives among the 50 most important figures of commercial real estate finance. This marks the third consecutive year Bank OZK team members have been featured in the Power 50, this year soaring to rank #8. We congratulate Bank OZK CEO George […]

25 Mar 2019

Bank OZK Named One of the “World’s Best Banks” by Forbes

Bank OZK is honored to be listed among Forbes’ “World’s Best Banks” for 2019. This is Forbes’ first-ever list of its kind, so this is a wonderful milestone. We’re no stranger to being honored by Forbes. Last year, we were named one of the “World’s Best Employers 2018.” More recently, we were listed among “America’s […]

13 Mar 2019

American Banker Names OZK Labs a Top Fintech to Work For

For the second consecutive year, American Banker named Bank OZK Innovation Labs a top company to work for in financial technology. Our Chief Operating Officer, Tyler Vance, said, “The highly skilled team at OZK Labs is creating better experiences for our customers and our bankers. Marcio deOliveira leads OZK Labs, where he’s developing next generation […]

05 Mar 2019

BUILDing Young Entrepreneurs with Bank OZK

Kevin Beauparlant, back center, with the talented team behind the winning pitch. From front left: Liz Kubert of VaynerMedia, Lisa Harap of VaynerMedia, winning students Halle and Endy from the High School of Innovation in Advertising and Media in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Deborah Mercado of Santander, Miles Pincus of Summer Ops, and Sarah Lee of KIPP […]

26 Feb 2019

Bank OZK Volunteers Support Fort Smith Marathon Through Cold And Rain

Bank OZK’s Fort Smith assistant branch manager Shavon McKown and Barbara Deal, branch manager of Bank OZK Fort Smith Rogers Avenue and Phoenix Avenue Arkansas River Valley Division President Don Keesee led a Bank OZK team to support the Fort Smith Marathon. This was the fifth year of Bank OZK’s involvement with the event. According […]