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Renasant to buy Metropolitan Bank for $190M, boost assets more than $10B

Renasant Corp. announced Tuesday that it’s buying Metropolitan BancGroup for $190 million in stock. The Tupelo-based bank says acquiring Metropolitan’s $1.2 billion in assets will boost its market share, making it the fifth-largest bank in the metro areas of Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi. Metropolitan has eight total offices, four in the Jackson area and two apiece in Memphis and ...

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Metropolitan Bank garners high ranking on Best Banks to Work For list

By NASH NUNNERY A new age is dawning in the banking world, and it doesn’t involve the last word in mobile banking apps or ATM machines. “Engagement and reward” is the latest buzz phrase. From flexible work schedules to bonuses to use of lavish ballpark suites, banking institutions are re-investing in their employees. Last month, three Mississippi-based banks garnered recognition and ...

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Metropolitan adds group to help developers move to permanent loans

By TED CARTER Ridgeland’s 9-year-old Metropolitan Bank is adding to its niche specialty in commercial lending with creation of a division designed to help developers transition from short-term to long-term loans. Metropolitan Capital Advisors, the bank’s new business advisory group, provides a new tier of specialized advisory services to both bank and non-bank clients involved in construction and development projects, said ...

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25th class of Leadership Madison County selected

The Leadership Madison County board of trustees and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled the 25th class of Leadership Madison County (LMC). The class includes: Connie Siggers-Parker, Comcast Cable; Patty Oates, Tulane University; Amanda Bodin, Lightheart Sanders CPA; Gwendolyne Ballard, C Spire; Kiffany Lee, Mississippi Blood Services; Laura Vandevender, Atmos Energy; Aaron Lacey, BankPlus; Jodi Maughon, Madison County ...

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Fed’s Beige Book notes moderate economic growth in Mississippi’s 2 districts

Federal Reserve banks in Atlanta and St. Louis, both of which have Mississippi jurisdictions, report modest gains in economic activity since mid July. Reporting in the Federal Reserve’s Sept. 4 Beige Book, the Atlanta Fed said business optimism for 2014 exceeds actual gains to this point. “Regardless of the outlook, most firms continue to be optimistic and expect higher growth ...

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Metropolitan Bank – Best Places to Work 2014

SECOND PLACE WINNER OF MEDIUM CATEGORY At Metropolitan Bank, relationships are everything – in fact, it’s the company’s belief that customers deserve to handle banking business on their own terms, be it online or in person. Metropolitan also believes associates possess an attitude for leadership at every level in the bank. It is this belief that sets Metropolitan apart from ...

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Metropolitan grows staff

              Jill Gordon, William Ivey, Leanne Stamper and Jill Walker are the newest associates at Metropolitan Bank’s Ridgeland office. Gordon, treasury management sales director for Mississippi and group deposit officer, has more than 13 years of experience in the banking and finance industry and has been presented with many awards throughout her career. She ...

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Economic crisis gave Metropolitan Bank the opportunities it needed

>> Gabardi’s idea was to cultivate a niche space in which Metropolitan’s bankers would compete against other bankers — not other banks As the sky seemed to be falling on the nation’s banking sector in 2008, veteran banker Curt Gabardi and his “Band of Bankers” executive corps decided there may never be a better time to start a bank. Out ...

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Read the March 12 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — METROPOLITAN WEATHERS DOWNTURN: Curt Gabardi and crew compete against other bankers- not other banks. By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> Alabama says immigration reform costly: State calls it moneymaker — by Ted Carter >> Committee deadline sorts winners, losers: Hosemann business reform laws still alive — by Clay Chandler >> Commercial Real ...

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