Magee-based PriorityOne Bank has been named one of the top performing community banks in the nation by the Independent Community Bankers of America.
As part of its annual recognition of high-performing ICBA member institutions, ICBA Independent Banker pulled year-end FDIC data to identify the community banks with the highest performance metrics — those with best return on average asset ratios and the best return on average equity ratios — in six asset-size categories. The rankings separately recognize top-performing Subchapter C corporation banks and Subchapter S corporation banks.
Robert J. Barnes, president and CEO of PriorityOne Bank, said, “Providing superior customer service with dedicated and qualified employees at every point of customer contact is what helps set our bank apart from our competitors. We are also focused on product upgrades that enable our customers to transact business from anywhere, even outside the banks local footprint. Some of these upgrades include full mobile banking, including remote deposit capture as well as online transactions like bill payment, document storage and retrieval. It is all about providing convenience to our customers and multiple channels for them to access their account information. We offer big-bank sophistication with small-town values.”
PriorityOne Bank is based in Magee and operates in 11 Mississippi communities: Collins, Seminary, Hattiesburg, Magee, Mendenhall, Richland, Brandon, Pearl, Pelahatchie, Morton and Ridgeland. PriorityOne Mortgage also has mortgage loan origination offices in Hattiesburg, Collins and Brandon. The bank has assets of approximately $550 million.