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Hancock and Whitney Bank Earns another Top Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc.

America’s leading bank rating and analysis firm, BauerFinancial, Inc., has once again recommended Hancock and Whitney Bank as one of the strongest, safest banks in America—now for 112 consecutive quarters. Based on the quarter ending June 30, the recent 4-Star Excellent rating indicates that Hancock Whitney excels in areas addressed by BauerFinancial’s proprietary rating standards. “By earning BauerFinancial’s recommendation, Hancock ...

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Hancock, Whitney Bank again earns BauerFinancial rating

Hancock and Whitney Bank has again earned top ratings from BauerFinancial, Inc., as one of America’s strongest, safest financial institutions. This most recent 4-Star Excellent rating, based on the quarter ending March 31, marks the 111th consecutive quarter —almost 28 years in a row — the Gulfport-based bank has earned BauerFinancial’s recommendation, securing its place among the elite top 20 ...

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Former Hancock CEO to lead troubled New Orleans bank

The former CEO of Hancock and Whitney banks is taking over the reins of a troubled New Orleans bank. First NBC Bank Holding Co. said Monday that it has named Carl Chaney as CEO, pending regulator approval. Chaney retired from Hancock Holding Co. in 2015 after six years as co-CEO with John Hairston. First NBC is selling nine branches and ...

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3 join Main Street board

Three new members have been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Ed Gardner, Jr., Director of Business and Economic Development of Entergy in Jackson and Keith A. Williams, Mississippi Regional President of Hancock Bank in Gulfport have both been elected to the state board. Also, Jennifer Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership ...

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Hancock opening Nashville office as part of beefed up medical lending

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co., parent of Hancock and Whitney banks, is increasing its healthcare lending along the Gulf coast and opening a loan office in Nashville to meet the capital needs of a booming medical sector in the Tennessee capital. The $21 billion Hancock Bank said in a press release Tuesday that the new lending focus is a response ...

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Chris Bucher joins Hancock Bank

Chris Bucher has joined Hancock Bank to lead and build Hancock’s expanding equipment financing division. Bucher is the former national sales manager for Regions Equipment Finance Corp. and, before that, head of Hibernia National Bank’s equipment finance services. Hancock’s equipment financing business will serve middle-market and corporate clients by financing and leasing revenue-producing capital equipment.

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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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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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Hancock selling Whitney Bank branches in Houston

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co. says it will sell four Whitney Bank branches in Houston to Community Trust Bank of Ruston, Louisiana. Community Trust Bank will acquire $15 million in loans and $135 million in deposits, pending regulatory approval. The sale is expected to close by the end of March. No purchase price was disclosed. Hancock is realigning its Houston ...

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