Posts Tagged ‘The Peoples Bank’

Ground broken for apartments serving disabled, homeless veterans

BILOXI — Officials have broken ground on an apartment complex in Biloxi that will serve disabled, homeless veterans. HomePort II, the second phase of a project completed on the same site in December 2012, will have a total of six units to house disabled, homeless veterans. Representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas […] [...]

Swetman: Peoples’ profit ‘not at the levels we would wish’

BILOXI — Peoples Financial Corporation, parent of The Peoples Bank, reported net income of $886,000 for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 18 percent over the same period a year ago. Earnings year to date in 2013 were impacted in the second quarter by a large loan loss provision mostly related to a […] [...]

The money’s there, but small businesses put borrowing aside

by Lisa Monti Published: January 18,2013

Tags: banking, Chevis Swetman, finance, lending, small business, The Peoples Bank

Bankers say they have the money to lend small businesses but they see owners staying on the sidelines rather than borrowing. Chevis Swetman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Peoples Bank in Biloxi, neatly sums up small business owners’ hesitancy: “Three little words: Fear, uncertainty and doubt.” The Peoples Bank has […] [...]

Guichet named VP

by MBJ Staff Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Mississippi Gulf Coast, Paul Guichet, The Peoples Bank

Paul Guichet has been named vice president of business development at The Peoples Bank. Guichet, a New Orleans native and longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been in banking for three decades, including positions in retail banking, personal trust and commercial product development. He has experience in comprehensive financial services, mergers and acquisitions, […] [...]

Private business facing another year of cloudy fiscal outlook

by Ted Carter Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Chevis Swetman, economic recession, Lou Finkle, private business, score, The Peoples Bank

It’s often been said it takes a lean dog to run a long race. And with that in mind, staying lean is a likely survival strategy for Mississippi’s private businesses heading into 2013. Even companies with fat cash reserves are keeping lean, preferring to horde their money until signs of an economic turnaround become clearer. […] [...]

Refinance activity strong in state as people take advantage of record low rates

The flip side of the housing bubble burst is that interest rates are as low as people are likely to see in their lifetimes. That combined with the government’s HARP II program to help distressed homeowners stay in their homes are reducing mortgage amounts, and contributing to increased revenues at banks. Regions Bank chief financial […] [...]

Peoples welcomes Herrington

by MBJ Staff Published: November 13,2011

Tags: banking, Evelyn Herrington, The Peoples Bank

Evelyn Herrington has been appointed senior vice president at The Peoples Bank. Chevis Swetman, chairman and CEO of the bank, said Herrington has more than 30 years of banking experience. She joined Peoples in 1995 and most recently was vice president of compliance. Herrington is a native of Laurel. [...]

Peoples names directors

by MBJ Staff Published: October 9,2011

Tags: A. Wynn Alexander, eoples Financial Corporation, The Peoples Bank, Wes Fulmer

The board of directors of Peoples Financial Corporation, parent of The Peoples Bank, has elected two directors to the board of the bank subsidiary. The two new directors are Wes Fulmer, executive vice president of The Peoples Bank and Peoples Financial Corporation, and A. Wynn Alexander, president of the Desoto companies engaged in forest and […] [...]

O’Keefe added to board

by MBJ Staff Published: September 11,2011

Tags: banking, Jeffrey H. O'Keefe, Peoples Financial Corporation, The Peoples Bank

Jeffrey H. O’Keefe, 55, has been elected to the board of directors of the Peoples Financial Corporation, parent of The Peoples Bank. O’Keefe is president and CEO of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi. He has served on the board of directors of The Peoples Bank since 1986. He replaces Lyle Page, who died in July […] [...]

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