Posts Tagged ‘financial institutions’

Renasant: Acquisitions, new branches improving bottom line

TUPELO — Renasant Corp. says its acquisitions and new branches are succeeding as it cut bad loans in the first quarter of 2012. The bank said it earned quarterly profit of nearly $6 million, or 24 cents per share. The company earned about $7.5 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter of […] [...]

Trustmark’s profits soar on fewer bad loans, Florida acquisition

JACKSON — Trustmark Corp. said profits rose strongly in the first quarter as the bank set aside less for bad loans and earned a windfall on buying a Florida bank. The bank said it earned $30.3 million, or 47 cents per share, in the quarter that ended March 31. That’s 26 percent higher than the […] [...]

Legislation would drive up interest rates on some loans

JACKSON — Mississippi borrowers could soon pay more for some kinds of loans if lawmakers approve a bill to allow higher interest rates. House Bill 1396 would allow loan companies to charge 99 percent interest for loans up to $1,500. The current cap is 36 percent. It would also change amounts that could be charged […] [...]

Justices uphold decision to throw out jury award against Trustmark

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2012

Tags: banking, Banks, construction, courts, finance, financial institutions, judges, judicial, judiciary, jury

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld its decision to throw out a $3.72 million jury award against Trustmark National Bank in a lawsuit brought by a construction firm. The Clarion-Ledger reports the construction company had accused the bank of improperly giving the state $1 million from the firm’s account. In 2009, A Hinds […] [...]

Peoples restates earnings to account for more loan losses

BILOXI — Peoples Financial Corporation, parent of The Peoples Bank, has revised fourth quarter and 2011 earnings to account for an additional loan loss provision of $660,000, announced Chevis C. Swetman, chairman and CEO of the holding company and the bank. As a result of the revisions, fourth quarter earnings totaled ($622,000) for the fourth […] [...]

SBA disaster loan deadline approaching

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes that April 9 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These working capital loans are available in the counties of Adams, Amite, Attala, Claiborne, […] [...]

Bank to take over historic Monmouth in foreclosure proceedings

NATCHEZ — United Mississippi Bank was expected to assume ownership of historic Monmouth today in foreclosure proceedings. Warren Reuther, president of New Orleans Hotel Consultants, said his company has met with bank representatives about the possibility of managing Monmouth. Reuther said the bank intends to do everything they can to keep Monmouth open because of […] [...]

ABA honors BankPlus for program aimed at the underserved

by MBJ Staff Published: February 24,2012

Tags: awards, bankers, banking, Banks, finance, financial institutions, trade associations, underserved

RIDGELAND — The American Bankers Association has recognized 10 banks for their outstanding leadership by honoring them with an ABA Community Bank Award. The 2012 awards were presented in seven categories ranging from Improving Financial Literacy to Reaching Out to the Underserved. The ABA selection committee awarded 10 banks from a field of nearly 200 […] [...]

Coast county to borrow money to fund multiple projects

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors have voted to borrow $2.5 million in a five-year note to complete multiple projects. The Mississippi Press reports about $1.2 million will go toward site work on the new Adult Detention Facility and $430,000 will fund a Highway Patrol building on Mississippi 57. Another $430,000 will go to improvements […] [...]

USM fundraiser for new College of Business gets gift, challenge

HATTIESBURG — Thanks to a gift from The First Bancshares Inc., the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s Building Better Business Campaign has exceeded the $8 million mark on the way to reaching its $10 million goal. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna has issued a matching gift challenge to help raise the remaining $2 […] [...]

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