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Banks can assist small businesses with a variety of services, programs

Banks can be small business owners’ best friends, providing a range of services, advice and a shoulder to lean on. The definition of a small business can vary, depending on how much activity a business runs through a bank, according to Art Stevens, president of retail banking for Trustmark National Bank. “Accounts can trigger based on activity. Lots of banks ...

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New BancorpSouth CEO looks to repeat his Texas-style success in Tupelo

The wheeler-dealer who helped transform Houston-based Prosperity Bank into Texas’ third-largest banking company is now in Tupelo with what analysts expect is a much different mission: Slim down BancorpSouth’s expenses with a focus on profitability. The appointment of James “Dan” Rollins III to head BancorpSouth’s multi-state banking operation makes sense for a bank in pursuit of “tightfisted expense control” and ...

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Read December 7 issue of MBJ

>> BANKING New BancorpSouth CEO has big plans for Tupelo-based bank— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> DINING Landmark Iron Horse Grill returns to Jackson by Ted Carter >>ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Downtown Greenville lands on National Register of Historic Places— by Clay Chandler >> ENERGY What did Twin Creeks vetting process miss? — by Clay Chandler >> OUR ...

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Patterson on new leadership

After 22 years as CEO of BancorpSouth, Audrey Patterson has handed the chief executive duties to veteran Texas banker James “Dan” Rollins III. Patterson, who will remain as chairman, recently answered several questions regarding the $13 billion banking regional banking company’s new leadership. >>New BancorpSouth CEO looks to repeat his Texas-style success in Tupelo Major Challenges: BancorpSouth like all commercial ...

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James Rollins new CEO at BancorpSouth

TUPELO — James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo. Rollins will succeed Aubrey B. Patterson, BancorpSouth’s current CEO, on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Rollins has served as president and chief operating officer at Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, since April 2006. Rollins served as senior vice ...

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Middlebrook announces resignation

George F. Middlebrook III has resigned from the boards of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. and BancorpSouth Bank. Middlebrook, of Nacogdoches, Texas, manages oil, gas and timberland interests of family partnerships and has also been engaged in residential and commercial real estate development. He has agreed to serve on BancorpSouth Bank’s Nacogdoches community bank board. Middlebrook served on the board of ...

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Officers, directors seated

The Mississippi Main Street Association has formally welcomed new officers and members to the state board of directors. The following are new officers of the MMSA board for 2012-2014: president Barry Plunkett of B. Plunkett & Associates Inc. in Jackson; president-elect Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; treasurer Mark Loughman of Mississippi Power in Gulfport; and, chairman Randy Burchfield of ...

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Court Rejects BancorpSouth’s claim customer liable for fraud losses

Labeling it “a very close call,” a U.S. district court has rejected a Mississippi bank’s efforts to have a former commercial customer held liable for losses, damages and legal costs in an ACH and wire fraud case. And one legal expert suggests the case could set a precedent for other similar fraud cases, the website BankSecurity.com reports. Five months ago, ...

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BancorpSouth’s insurance subsidiary to acquire Alabama’s Securance

BancorpSouth is banking on the insurance side of its financial services business to further fatten up non-interest  revenues. To that end, Tupelo-based BancorpSouth subsidiary BancorpSouth Insurance Services has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Securance Group, an independent property and casualty and life and health insurance agency headquartered in Brewton, Ala. Neither price nor other financial terms of the ...

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Eaton, Oliver join BankPlus

BankPlus has hired Eric Eaton as bank officer in the bank’s training department. Eaton has over six years of experience in the banking industry and was most recently employed by BancorpSouth. A native of Jackson, Eaton holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Mississippi and a master of science from Mississippi College. In the community, Eaton is as ...

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