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September 2021

COLUMBIA, SC & LITTLE ROCK, AR – September 29, 2021 – Optus Bank, a $300 million asset-size minority depository institution (MDI) and community development financial institution (CDFI), announced today that it is now offering voice banking through Amazon Alexa. In partnership with Smiley Technologies,…
Smiley Technologies’ Co-founder and President/CEO Elizabeth Glasbrenner, along with five of our banking partners, made Arkansas Money & Politics list of 2021 Power Women in Banking. The banking executives that comprise the list were chosen from readers of Arkansas Money and Politics. Southern Bancorp…
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently automated the exchange of account information between financial institutions and the SSA through the e4641 program. Before this automation, when an applicant is eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, financial institutions would have to manually verify the assets…