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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 […] [...]

‘Branch rationalization’ guiding Hancock, Regions branching strategies

Fresh off of closing more than two dozen branches and selling a handful of others in its five-state market, Hancock Bank is back in the branching business with the opening of  a full service location in West Hattiesburg. The 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove branch at 12 Newtowne Loop is among several branches and financial centers the […] [...]

HOPE Federal busy filling gaps left by bank branch closings

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, HOPE Federal, Mississippi, Regions Bank

Mississippi banks have left Bill Bynum and the HOPE Federal Credit Union he runs plenty of opportunity to grow Hope’s branching business. But he’d rather they wouldn’t. Bank branch closings at the start of the financial services sector collapse in 2008 through the past few years of recovery greatly increased the challenge of reversing the […] [...]

Revised home-mortgage rules seen as threat to home ownership in rural Mississippi

New home mortgage lending rules that threaten to end  balloon mortgage lending in Mississippi likely will top the list of concerns the Mississippi Bankers Association will note in a reply to federal regulators who have initiated a series of  comment periods on banking regulations. The replies by Mississippi bankers and their advocacy organization, the MBA, […] [...]

Regions creates General Bank, Corporate Bank

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF) has realigned its business units and geographical leadership, creating a General Bank, which consists of the businesses that serve retail, wealth management, and small business customers, and a Corporate Bank, which consists of the businesses that serve middle-market and larger commercial clients. John Owen, head of business lines, […] [...]

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