Posts Tagged ‘banking’

Members of Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ arrested for identity theft

GULFPORT — Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court yesterday. The charges by the U.S. Attorney’s office […] [...]

Banking Department looking for new home in metro area

by Published: May 2,2014

Tags: banking, Business, Downtown Jackson, finance, Mississippi

Downtown Jackson could lose a state agency with the pending move of the Mississippi Department of Banking & Consumer Finance from the Woolfolk Building next store to the capital. Banking Commissioner Jerry Wilson said the agency is willing to remain downtown if a suitable space of around 12,000 square feet and 85 parking spaces is […] [...]

Bradley G. Clark promoted by Community Bank in Ellisville

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Bradley G. Clark has been promoted to senior vice president for Community Bank in Ellisville. He joined Community Bank in 2009, and will now support the Ellisville location as office manager. Clark specializes in consumer, commercial and poultry lending. Clark is a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, earning a degree in accounting. […] [...]

Peoples Bank of Puckett promotes Jason Smith

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Peoples Bank has promoted Jason Smith to loan officer at the Puckett Branch. Born and raised in Puckett, after earning his associates degree from Hinds County Community College, Smith joined Byars Appraisal as a licensed real estate appraiser from 1997-2012. He began working at Peoples Bank in 2012 as the real estate officer, located in […] [...]

The First sees earnings increase, declares dividend

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31 amounted to $1,321,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $1,119,000, or $0.35 per diluted […] [...]

Peoples records weaker quarter-over-quarter net income

BILOXI — Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Capital Market: PFBX), parent of The Peoples Bank, reported net income of $579,000 for the first quarter of 2014. First quarter earnings this year were 4.5 percent below the same period in 2013, but reversed a loss of $883,000 recorded in fourth quarter of 2013 due primarily to a […] [...]

Sledge&Company Financial hires Murray Ann Penn

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Sledge&Company Financial has hired Murray Ann Penn as the new director of operations. Penn earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. She then went on to study law at Mississippi College, where she earned her J.D. Her position will entail overseeing client plans, and maintaining a proficient understanding in estate, business and financial […] [...]

Renasant reports better profits after First M&F acquisition

TUPELO — Regional bank Renasant Corp. says profit in 2013′s fourth quarter rose 80 percent in the second period following its takeover of First M&F Corp. Renasant posted quarterly profit yesterday of $13.6 million, or 43 cents per share. That’s up from $7.6 million, or 30 cents per share, in 2013′s first quarter. Because that […] [...]

Trustmark sees higher quarterly net income; declares dividend

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK) reported net income of $29.0 million in the first quarter of 2014, which represented diluted earnings per share of $0.43, an increase of 2.4 percent from the prior quarter and 13.2 percent compared to one year earlier. Trustmark’s performance during the first three months of 2014 produced a return on […] [...]

James Kelly retiring from BancorpSouth

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

James Kelley, the president and COO of BancorpSouth since 2000, is retiring from the company on Aug. 15. Clark, the president and CEO of CC Clark, a holding company for several beverage distributors, has been on BancorpSouth’s board since 1996. Clark also is president and CEO of Gulf States Canners, a bottler of soft drinks, […] [...]

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