Bank of the Ozarks News & Insights Blog

29 Aug 2016

How to Save for K-12 Private School Tax Free!

Most parents have heard of a 529 College Savings Plan, which is an investment account that lets you save for future college costs while reducing your tax liability, but very few know there’s a similar way to save for K-12 private schooling.  It’s called a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). A Coverdell ESA is a […]

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24 Aug 2016

Introducing CardValet: Account Security In The Palm Of Your Hand

We are very pleased to announce CardValet for Bank of the Ozarks’ debit card users. CardValet offers you security, control and alerts features in real-time right from your mobile device. With CardValet and your Bank of the Ozarks debit card, you can: Lock and unlock your debit card with a few taps on a smart phone. Get real-time…

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22 Aug 2016

How to Read a Credit Report

Most of us know it’s a good idea to check your credit report at least once a year.  That’s why so many people sign up for My Choice Checking; account holders who have direct deposit can opt to get a free detailed credit report every 90 days with IDProtect®.  The question most people have isn’t […]

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15 Aug 2016

Our Redesigned Website And Online Banking Experience Are In Effect!

We’ve been busy sprucing up big time and are so pleased to announce the launches of our new website and online banking experience! The redesigned website is simplified for your convenience, visually rich for your eyes and, of course, fully responsive, so it works great on every device when you’re on the go. The ground-up…

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Simple, Safe and Fast: Start Making Purchases with Your Cell Phone

I’ve always been a latecomer with technology.  I didn’t get a cell phone until I graduated college in 2006.  I still prefer cars without touchscreens and watches that don’t tell me how many calories I’m burning.  Given the choice, I’d play a heated game of Battleship over World of Warcraft.  My wife, however, was born […]

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Three cheers for 50 years! Brenda Lovelace counts customers and friends, not decades.

Bank of the Ozarks is celebrating our friend and colleague Brenda Lovelace of Kings Mountain, NC, today on her 50th year as an employee of Bank of the Ozarks (including years of service at the acquired bank) – perhaps the only employee of Bank of the Ozarks to have attained this milestone. Today, Lovelace…

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09 Aug 2016

George Gleason, Chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks, Named Business Icon by Arkansas Business

Arkansas Business recently named Bank of the Ozarks’ Chairman and CEO, George Gleason one of Arkansas’ Top Ten Business Icons. The article aimed to familiarize readers with these well-known members of the community and showcase how they developed into…

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08 Aug 2016

How to Save 20% on Gift Card Purchases

At this year’s Amazon Prime Day, one of the most popular deals was a promotion where you buy a $50 Amazon gift card and receive an additional $10 credit for free—essentially a 17% discount on your next purchase.  It was a good deal, and I would have bought one had they not run out, but […]

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04 Aug 2016

Bank of the Ozarks Named Nation’s Number One Bank Once Again

Bank Director, a premier financial services industry magazine, has named Bank of the Ozarks the nation’s number one bank in the $5 billion to $50 billion asset category for 2016. The Bank Director 2016 Bank Performance Scorecard is based on five key metrics relating to profitability, capital strength and asset quality. Along with this…

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01 Aug 2016

Lower Healthcare Costs and Boost Retirement Savings with an HSA

To alleviate the rising cost of health insurance, many employers and individuals are switching to high deductible health plans, which offer lower premiums.  Whether you like them or not, Money Magazine says almost half of employers plan to make high deductible plans the sole choice for their employees by 2018.   Health Savings Accounts, commonly referred […]

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25 Jul 2016

How to Reduce Your Overdraft Fees

Overdraft protection is important because it prevents you from being stranded with no form of payment.  It saves you embarrassment and it can save you in an emergency, but no one likes the fees.  Luckily, with a service called Safety Link, you can essentially reduce your overdraft fee to only $10 if you are a […]

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21 Jul 2016

Bank of the Ozarks Completes Merger With C1 Financial, Inc.

We are excited to announce the completion of our merger with C1 Financial, Inc. effective July 21, 2016. This is our fifteenth acquisition since March 2010. George Gleason, Bank of the Ozarks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: Bank of the Ozarks is very pleased to complete the acquisition of C1 Bank, providing 33 strategica…

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