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U.S. Treasury Department awards Mississippi more than $4.4 million in state small business credit initiative funds

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded Mississippi more than $4.4 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds, which will be disbursed by the Mississippi Development Authority. The funds will assist the state’s small businesses with accessing the capital needed to grow and create jobs. To date, more than $13 million in SSBCI funds have been allotted to MDA to ...

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Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union to merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union

BILOXI –  Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union, located in Hattiesburg, will merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union on Feb. 28, 2015.  First chartered in 1968 to serve employees of the former Methodist Hospital, Wesley FCU now serves all of Forrest County and select employee groups in Forrest, Lamar and Marion Counties. Wesley FCU will assume the name of Keesler ...

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BankPlus recognized for alternative program to payday lending

RIDGELAND — BankPlus and City First Enterprises of Washington, D.C., are the winners of the inaugural Empowerment Awards, which recognize promising projects that provide or encourage access to safe, fair financial services in underserved communities. BankPlus won in the Community Development Banking category for its innovative alternative to payday lending, and City First won in the Access category for its ...

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State’s new banking chief Charlotte Corley has deep roots in the business

Mississippi’s bankers should have no difficulty recognizing the name of the state’s new banking commissioner. Gulfport native Charlotte Corley has been a bank regulator in Mississippi her entire working life, having joined the Department of Banking & Consumer Finance as a bank examiner in 1985. She became banking division director in 2000, after a 13-year stint as a field examiner. ...

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Citizens Holding offering increased quarterly dividend

PHILADELPHIA — Citizens Holding Company’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.23 per share payable Dec. 31 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 15. “Today I am announcing our fourth quarter 2014 dividend of $0.23 per share,” said Greg L. McKee, president and CEO. “This is an increase of $0.01 per share to $0.23 per share ...

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BancorpSouth opens office in Austin, Texas

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank, subsidiary of BancorpSouth Inc. has opened a loan production office at 11612 Bee Caves Road in Austin, Texas, providing a broad range of financial services to the Austin metropolitan area. “The Austin, Texas MSA consistently ranks at or near the top of almost all statistical publications regarding economic drivers and activity,” said BancorpSouth chairman and CEO ...

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Hairston named CEO/president of Hancock Holding

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Company has announced that John M. Hairston has been named the company’s chief executive officer and president. Hairston served as CEO and chief operating officer for the parent of Hancock Bank. He succeeds Carl J. Chaney, who retired effective Friday. Hairston had been CEO/COO in 2008. He has served as an officer with the company since ...

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Bryant chooses new Mississippi banking commissioner, Charlotte Corley

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has chosen a new state banking commissioner to succeed one who left more than a month ago. Charlotte Corley of Madison has already begun working as commissioner, and will need to be confirmed by the state Senate during the 2015 legislative session. In announcing the nomination Monday, Bryant says Corley has worked for the ...

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BauerFinancial gives Hancock five stars for 100th consecutive quarter

GULFPORT — BauerFinancial Inc. has again awarded a 5-Star Superior rating to Hancock Bank. That recommendation (Bauer’s highest rating) affirms the bank as one of America’s strongest, safest financial institutions for the 100th consecutive quarter — 25 years in a row. BauerFinancial awarded its 5-Star rating to Hancock based on the company’s capital, asset quality, profitability, proactive risk management and ...

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