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Nelson joins Guaranteed Rate

Jeff Nelson has joined Guaranteed Rate as Division Manager for the Southeast. Nelson oversees markets in Mississippi and six other Southeastern states. With has more than 20 years of mortgage experience and joins Guaranteed Rate from Wells Fargo, where he previously was Regional Sales Manager.

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Trustmark Promotes Jared Curtis to Credit Analysis Officer

Credit Analyst Jared Curtis has been promoted to Credit Analysis Officer at Trustmark’s corporate headquarters in Jackson. Curtis has three years of banking experience. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout ...

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Wall Street: Distractions be damned — Stocks continue to break records despite volatile political environment

By BECKY GILLETTE   The old saying is, “Wall Street doesn’t like surprises.” But it seems to be holding up during this time of divisiveness, political discord, devastating hurricanes and twitter rants. How do financial advisers suggest you invest during these times where surprises are waiting around every corner? Dave J. Lundgren, Jr., executive vice president and chief investment officer, ...

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CDFI funds help underserved areas thrive

By JULIA MILLER Some might say money makes the world go round, but access to money is linked to something more important — creditworthiness. When access to traditional bank loans is limited, those in economically distressed areas turn to the unsavory side of predatory loans. By taking advantage of federal funding, Community Development Financial Institutions are working to make sure ...

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Scott Sargent Joins Baker Donelson Team

Banking veteran Scott Sargent has joined Baker Donelson’s Financial Services Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and legal services. He also has extensive experience in financial technology and has structured numerous deals where FinTech companies have partnered with or incorporated their technology into traditional banking operations or payments systems. Before joining Baker Donelson, he ...

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Trustmark Recognizes Mary Jo Scott for 40 Years of Service in Banking

Mary Jo Scott, Senior Retail Support Teller at Trustmark’s corporate headquarters in Jackson, has been inducted into the 40-Year Club of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Scott is active in her community, where she has served in community projects associated with Habitat for Humanity, Trustmark’s A Gift of Time campaign and New Dimensions International Fellowship of Ministries.Pictured, from left, are Trustmark ...

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Regions Bank Names New Members To Board of Directors for North Mississippi

Regions Bank has made two additions to its board of directors for North Mississippi: Sean P. Wessel, Chief Financial Officer for Quality Steel Corporation in Cleveland, and Henry N. “Hank” Reichle, Jr., Executive Vice President at Staplcotn in Greenwood. Before joining Quality Steel Corporation, a $120 million private company in Cleveland that manufactures commercial-sized pressure vessels, primarily propane tanks, Wessell ...

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Trustmark Promotes Jason McGee to Vice President

Return Items Manager Jason McGee has been promoted Vice President at Trustmark’s corporate headquarters in Jackson. McGee has eight years of banking experience and has completed the Mississippi School of Banking. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College. He is a board member for the Mississippi Fútbol Club soccer organization.

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TUESDAY MARKETS: Stocks are mixed as household goods makers rise, banks fall

Technology and household goods companies are edging higher while banks and energy companies fall Wednesday morning. That’s leaving U.S. stocks little changed overall. Kroger is jumping after saying it will consider selling its convenience store business. Luxury handbag maker Coach is falling after saying it will change its name to Tapestry. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was ...

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