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HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER — Keeping companies’ banks united provides advantages for large and small

Put simply, bank holding companies own one or more banks, but don’t engage in banking themselves. And although BHCs involve legal complexities and regulatory considerations, BHCs are favored by many banks because they provide more flexibility in raising capital and more liquidity for shareholders. BHCs are favored by both large and small banks. “It is a common practice,” said Tony ...

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Planters Bank promotes Ann Williford, Melissa Purvis; names Brandon Baldwin a loan officer

Planters Bank has promoted Ann Williford to assistant vice president for the Leland office. Williford is a native of Leland and attended Leland schools and Mississippi Delta Community College. She has 34 years of banking experience and 15 years with Planters. Williford is a member of the Leland Chamber of Commerce and Leland Deer Creek Garden Club. She is married ...

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Community Bank promotes Stovall, Wells, Edwards and Gillis

Community Bank has promoted four of its staffers. Anna Stovall has been promoted to loan assistant and customer service representative at Community Bank‘s Pearl office. She joined Community Bank in 2013 working as a teller in the Flowood office. Stovall is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science in apparel studies. Active in ...

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Mississippi World Trade Center honors Alex Malouf, Jesse Robinson, Jerry Host and Dr. Mark M. Miller

The Mississippi World Trade Center recently recognized four outstanding individuals with prestigious international 2013 achievement awards at its Annual Meeting. Alex Malouf, CEO and chairman of the board for the John-Richard Company, received the Tozzoli International Business Leadership Award honoring an outstanding Mississippi business person who has attained national and international business success yet steadfastly remains loyal to and headquartered ...

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Planters Bank makes moves with Brandon Baldwin, Grant Phillips and Chase McPerson

Planters Bank has made several staffing moves. Brandon Baldwin was recently named a loan representative for Planters Bank’s Cleveland office. Baldwin is a native of Cleveland. He received his B.A. from Delta State University. Baldwin is a member of the Cleveland Noon Lion’s Club and Alumni Chair for Delta State’s Ducks Unlimited and Covenant Presbyterian Church. Planters Bank has promoted ...

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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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Debit card scam widens; now includes three banks

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A debit card scam that began late last month has widened, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. Presley sent a release last week warning of a series of scam calls claiming to be BancorpSouth and Renasant Bank, asking customers to either validate or re-instate their debit cards. Yesterday, Presley announced the scam now also includes Community ...

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PSC, BancorpSouth, Renasant warn of debit card scam

TUPELO — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is warning Mississippi consumers of a weekend series of scam calls claiming to be BancorpSouth asking customers to either validate or re-instate their debit cards. Presley said his office contacted officials with BancorpSouth and verified that the calls were indeed a scam. Similar calls went out a few weeks ago referencing Renasant Bank ...

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Trustmark buying BancTrust, adding 49 offices in Alabama and Florida

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation and BancTrust Financial Group Inc. of Mobile, Ala., have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which BancTrust will merge into Trustmark. BancTrust has 49 offices throughout Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with $1.3 billion in loans and $1.8 billion in deposits as of March 31, 2012. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, which has ...

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Trustmark chief Host named new chairman of MEC

JACKSON — Jerry Host, president and CEO of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank in Jackson, has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council for the coming year. Host served as MEC’s treasurer from 2008-2010. He joined Trustmark’s Investment Department in 1984 and since then has worked in a variety of positions for the company, including chief financial officer ...

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