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Peoples Bank reports quarterly loss due to bad loans

BILOXI — The parent of The Peoples Bank reported a net loss of $1.8 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30. Peoples Financial Corporation CEO Chevis Swetman says the loss stemmed primarily from issues with two loans. Swetman says the bank’s fundamentals remain sound, though it was forced to write down one loan and move […] [...]

Renasant records highest quarterly earnings in 110-year history

TUPELO — Renasant Corporation saw net income for the third quarter of 2014 increase to $15,535,000, or basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.49, as compared to $6,637,000, or basic and diluted EPS of $0.24, for the third quarter of 2013. The company’s balance sheet and results of operations as of and for […] [...]

BancorpSouth’s efforts focused on remediating regulatory concerns

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. saw its net income rise more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter, as loans and insurance commission revenue increased. The company reports noninterest revenue was $69.3 million, up from $62.5 million for the year-ago period. Insurance commission revenue played a large role, rising from $23.8 million to […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: What investment in your business are you REALLY making?

”Return on Investment” (ROI) in business is predicated on the ability of the company to deliver as promised in product, profit, and its accompanying service. It’s amazing to me that everyone measures ROI to the penny, and no one measures ROS (return on service) at all. Most companies are too busy pissing their money away […] [...]

Banks may love debit cards more than you

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, small business

Like banks across the country, in today’s digital world, State Bank & Trust in Cleveland is getting fewer requests for checks. “We don’t order nearly the checks we used to for people,” said Jerry Bullock, president, State Bank & Trust, Cleveland. “Most would rather use a debit card. Just about everyone uses a debit or […] [...]

South Mississippi woman pleads guilty to bank, wire fraud

PICAYUNE — A Picayune woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a fraud scheme in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite’s office says 50-year-old Kim Parish entered the plea yesterday to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors said Parish worked as an accountant for a New Orleans information technology services business, which she […] [...]

BancorpSouth moves Houston office into Friendswood facility

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank has opened a loan production office in the Houston, Texas, suburb city of Friendswood. BancorpSouth initially opened an office in temporary office space just over five months ago in a Southwest Houston location. The office recently moved to its new location at 699 South Friendswood Drive, Suite 107. The move enhances […] [...]

Hancock Bank to celebrate its 115th year in operation

GULFPORT — At the turn of the 20th century, 19 South Mississippians envisioned a bank committed to helping local people succeed. So, with $10,000 in capital and a business plan built on core values, they opened Hancock Bank. On Oct. 9, Hancock Bank will celebrate 115 years of serving the Coast with festivities in Lighthouse […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Life insurance is for the living — plan it that way

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi

It has become a custom to write about life insurance concepts during the month of September. The calendar has turned to October, but my annual message is still important. My annual comments are due in great part to the publicity generated by Life Insurance Awareness Month and the great work of the non-profit organization sponsoring […] [...]

S&P continues its 5-year climb

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, S&P, Standard and Poor's

Standard & Poor’s has been a part of the financial landscape for almost 100 years, but in March of 2009, the housing crisis brought both it and its rival Dow to their knees. The S&P Index hit a 13-year  low at 676.53, but that was just the beginning of a five-year run that has recently […] [...]

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