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'Branch rationalization' guiding Hancock, Regions branching strategies

Fresh off of closing more than two dozen branches and selling a handful of others in its five-state market, Hancock Bank is back in the branching business with the opening of  a full service location in West Hattiesburg. The 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove branch at 12 Newtowne Loop is among several branches and financial centers the $20 billion Gulfport-based Hancock has ...

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HOPE Federal busy filling gaps left by bank branch closings

Mississippi banks have left Bill Bynum and the HOPE Federal Credit Union he runs plenty of opportunity to grow Hope’s branching business. But he’d rather they wouldn’t. Bank branch closings at the start of the financial services sector collapse in 2008 through the past few years of recovery greatly increased the challenge of reversing the spread of  “bank deserts” across ...

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Bankers’ INTEREST means NO INTEREST for Habitat for Humanity

IN 28 YEARS, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 590 homes and rehabilitated and/or weatherized more than 155 homes, making it the largest single-family housing developer in Jackson and one of the top Habitat affiliates in the nation. The goal is to help low to moderate income families attain home ownership which in turn helps create jobs and ...

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Regions Bank names Russ Guess community banking vice president

Regions Bank has named Russ Guess community banking vice president for the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Prior to joining the bank, Guess served as a commercial lending vice president for BancorpSouth. A native of Madison, Guess earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his MBA from Millsaps College. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, ...

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Walt Stephens to replace the retiring Bobby Barr at Regions Bank

Regions Bank has named Walt Stephens city president for Greenville. He will take over for Bobby Barr, who served in the position for seven years and will retire at the end of this year. A native of Benoit, Stephens joined Regions in early 2010 and most recently served as a vice president, community banking agricultural relationship manager. Prior to joining ...

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Bauer rankings reflect strong Q3 showing for Mississippi banks

A total of 45 Mississippi banks and saving and loans garnered five-star ratings from Bauer Financial Services in the third quarter. Of Mississippi’s largest banks, the $20 billion Hancock Bank of Gulfport was the only one to receive five stars, though Jackson’s Trustmark and Tupelo’s Renasant performed well enough to gain four stars each. BancorpSouth, the state’s second largest bank ...

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Josh Coyne named vice president, consumer sales manager for Regions Bank in Gulfport

Regions Bank has named Josh Coyne as vice president, consumer sales manager in Gulfport. He is responsible for the overall sales performance and skills development of the branch managers and sales teams in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, and for creating and expanding business development activities. A banking industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Coyne previously served ...

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Regions putting brokerage emphasis on branch-based investment services

In slightly more than six months, Regions Bank has hired over 100 financial advisors in a strategy the Birmingham bank company and Mississippi market leader says will personalize investment brokerage services at its 1,200 branches branches throughout its 16-state market. The goal is to have 125 financial advisors on board by year’s end and strengthen the advisory force to up ...

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Nikolas McWhirter, Rodney Little join Regions

Regions Bank has named Nikolas McWhirter a Regions investment solutions financial consultant. His office will be located at the bank’s Cowan Road branch in Gulfport. McWhirter joins Regions from Hancock Investment Services and Hancock Bank, where he served for six years. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.  McWhirter is a ...

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