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BancorpSouth adding to Louisiana footprint with loan production office

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank, subsidiary of BancorpSouth Inc., has opened a loan production office in Lake Charles, Louisiana, expanding the bank’s footprint in Southwest Louisiana. BancorpSouth’s Lake Charles office is located at 4660 Lake Street and provides commercial, real estate construction, and residential mortgage lending, together with a range of related banking services. Russell Pawlowski, […] [...]

Fitch wants new financial literacy program for students

TUPELO — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances. Fitch is pushing a computerized financial literacy program in schools across Mississippi called Treasurer’s Education About Money. “We’re doing this to get them a critical life skill they so need. It’s important that they […] [...]

Jerry Claret joins Nations Equipment Finance

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Jerry Claret has joined Nations Equipment Finance, LLC as senior vice president-sales. Claret has over 30 years’ experience in the equipment finance industry, and prior to joining Nations served as business development manager at ENGS Commercial Finance. He previously held positions at Old Florida National Bank, Equify Financial, LLC, People’s United Equipment Finance Corp. and […] [...]

First American Title Insurance Company promotes Jim Nelson

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: banking, Business, education, finance, Mississippi, news. newsmakers

First American Title Insurance Company has promoted Jim Nelson to vice president and deputy general counsel, operations. Most recently, Nelson served as the vice president and senior operations counsel for First American’s Direct and Agency divisions in the southwest region. In 2007, Nelson returned to First American Title following a six-year term serving as Mississippi […] [...]

Citizens Holding repurchasing up to 200K shares of common stock

PHILADELPHIA — Citizens Holding Company’s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 200,000 shares of its outstanding common stock over the next 36 months. As part of the share repurchase program, shares may be purchased in open market transactions, including through block purchases, through privately negotiated transactions, or pursuant to any trading […] [...]

Community Bank, Pinnacle Trust ink new agreement

BRANDON and MADISON — Community Bank has entered into an agreement with Pinnacle Trust to offer a comprehensive wealth management platform. The new service, named Community Wealth Management, will not only provide investment services but, also asset management, financial planning and trust services. “We are excited that we will be able to provide our customers […] [...]

Southern Bancorp to acquire Bank of Bolivar County

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Arkansas, banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Southern Bancorp, Inc. (“Southern”), a rural-focused Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) and holding company for Southern Bancorp Bank, today announced it had signed an agreement to acquire the Bank of Bolivar County, which operates two branches in the Mississippi communities of Shelby and Mound Bayou. Southern currently operates a branch in Shelby, but Mound Bayou will […] [...]

Citizens Holding records steep increase in net income

PHILADELPHIA — Citizens Holding Company (NASDAQ: CIZN) has released results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2014, was $2.093 million, or $0.43 per share-basic and diluted, up from $1.604 million, or $0.33 per share-basic and diluted for the same quarter […] [...]

Investigation leads to $10M settlement with payday lender ACE Cash Express

Texas-based ACE Cash Express, a large payday lender with a franchise store in Hattiesburg, has been hit with $10 million in penalties from the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ACE Cash Express, CFPB Director Richard Cordray charges, was “relentlessly overzealous” in pursuit of overdue borrowers. ACE Cash Express unlawfully called employers of tardy borrowers and […] [...]

Renasant reports much higher net income after First M&F buy

TUPELO — During the second quarter of 2014, Renasant Corporation saw net income increase 85 percent to $14,853,000, or basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.47, compared to $8,019,000, or basic and diluted EPS of $0.32, for the second quarter of 2013. The company’s balance sheet and results of operations as of and […] [...]

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