While C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) may be relatively new to some lenders, Stone Bank is leading the way in harnessing its potential, especially for small businesses.
We are honored to announce that Stone Bank has been named one of Arkansas Business’ 2023 “Best Places to Work” in Arkansas!
The U.S. housing market has experienced significant changes in recent months, and these shifts have also affected Arkansans seeking mortgage loans. One crucial factor to consider in this process is the impact of credit scores on current mortgage rates.
Since 1983, BauerFinancial has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of banks across the nation, earning the well-deserved reputation of “the nation’s bank rating service.” Their ratings are highly respected by regulators, bankers, and consumers alike, providing a trusted benchmark for the industry.
In a recent article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Ryan Loy, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, sheds light on the evolving interest rate landscape and its implications for farmers and consumers.
Despite the increase in new farming operations, the average farm size increased only slightly, indicating a shift in land usage for purposes like urban development. This underscores the importance of programs that support smaller, beginning farmers.
Over the past two years, monumental economic investments have flowed through the SBA, offering tremendous opportunities for business growth. However, these opportunities need a bridge, a means for business owners to access them effectively.
Stefine Brown has joined Stone Bank in Mountain View as a loan assistant and FSA (Farm Services Agency) team member.
Shay Falade has joined Stone Bank as an IT Auditor. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a 2023 participant in the Tjuana Byrd Sumner Internship Program.
According to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the annual volume of check fraud jumped by 84% to $815 million in the U.S. in 2022.
Stone Bank Adds Staff in Little Rock Office
Brittney Duncan has joined Stone Bank in DeWitt as a teller and customer service representative. She was most recently an Employment Specialist with Express Employment Professionals in Stuttgart.
Lisa Heston has joined Stone Bank as Loan Operations Specialist. She has held several positions in banking including most recently as a commercial loan assistant with Equity Bank in Harrison.
Matt Anderson has joined the bank’s IT Department after working as on-site consultants with Kalmer Solutions.
Josey Avey has joined Stone Bank as an FSA (Farm Service Agency) Loan Assistant. She is a graduate of Ozarka College and was formerly associated with Stone County Insurance Agency in Mountain View.