Bank OZK News & Insights Blog

17 Apr 2017

David Edwards Awarded 2017 Who’s Who in Finance by Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently recognized David Edwards, Georgia State President for Bank of the Ozarks, in their annual list of the 100 leaders and influencers in finance and banking. Edwards is a 30 year veteran of the banking industry in Atlanta. He is responsible for Bank of the Ozarks’ 67 Georgia banking offices with […]


Do You Use an HSA to Save Money on Your Taxes?

Health Savings Accounts are used by some tax payers as a way to reduce their tax liability. If you are eligible, you have until April 18th to set up and fund a Health Savings Account for the 2016 tax year.  To be eligible, you must have had a high deductible health plan since December 1, […]

13 Apr 2017

National Marine Lenders Association Selects Bank of the Ozarks’ Dennis Poer as 2017 President

Dennis Poer, Operations Manager in Bank of the Ozarks’ Indirect Lending Division, has been elected President of the National Marine Lenders Association (NMLA), a leading organization for lenders and others who specialize in financing the purchase of boats — from bass boats to mega yachts. He was elected to lead the NMLA because of his […]

12 Apr 2017

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter 2017 Income

  Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. announced that net income for the 1st quarter of 2017 was a record $89.2 million, a 72.6% increase compared to the 1st quarter of 2016. In the press release George Gleason, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are very pleased to report our excellent results for the first quarter of 2017, […]

27 Mar 2017

Top 4 Money-Saving Apps of 2017

Type in the word “budget” or “coupon” into the app store, and you’ll be bombarded by hundreds of applications that promise to help you save money.  Here’s the four free apps I think are worth the storage space on your phone. CardValet Already heralded for its account security features, CardValet also allows Bank of the […]

13 Mar 2017

3 Ways Bank of the Ozarks Can Help You Spend Less Than You Earn

Saving money should be simple—all you have to do is spend less than you earn—yet so few of us find it easy to accomplish.  It turns out Bank of the Ozarks has three nifty tools that can help make saving money as easy as it should be. CardValet: Budgeting?  There’s an app for that (and […]

06 Mar 2017

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is the second most reported consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, and this has led to a booming industry of paid protection services.  Before you decide to pay extra for this security, consider these tips that can help you protect yourself. Your bank account may already give you identity theft protection.* Bank […]

27 Feb 2017

What Can You Do if You Get Turned Down for a Checking Account?

If you have a history of unpaid overdrafts and forced account closures, you may have difficulty finding a bank that will give you a checking account.  But this doesn’t mean you have to be one of the nearly 9 million Americans who struggle without access to a deposit account. Just like how information is sometimes […]

22 Feb 2017

Rachel Minner of Benton, AR and Emily Ferguson of Cabot, AR Earn Diamond Awards

Rachel Minner of Benton, Arkansas (left) and Emily Ferguson of Cabot, Arkansas (right) Bank of the Ozarks recently awarded the 2016 Diamond Awards to Rachel Minner of Benton, Arkansas and Emily Ferguson of Cabot, Arkansas…

20 Feb 2017

4 Responsible Uses for a Home Equity Line of Credit

While a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) may not be the best method to fund your vacation to the Bahamas, there are several responsible uses for this source of credit.  My thoughts are to use HELOCs for needs rather than wants. Paying Off High Interest Debt:  You can use a HELOC to pay off credit […]

13 Feb 2017

Buying a TV? Beware of Alternative Financial Services

It’s no coincidence that the official best time of the year to buy a TV begins with Super Bowl week.  My friend recently boasted about his new 70-inch 4k set and my brother-in-law has been posting pictures on Facebook of his 110-inch.  With my generation, the competition to have the best television around has become […]

06 Feb 2017

The Top 5 Must-Have Features When Choosing a Checking Account

In 2016, Deloitte surveyed over 3,000 retail bank consumers to find out what people look for when choosing a checking account.  Here’s the resulting top five must-haves, in order of importance. No monthly fees. Online banking. Branch close to where they live or work. No minimum deposit. Mobile banking. If you’re like me, you looked […]