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BankPlus promotes Jamie Waltman to Branch Manager

BankPlus recently promoted Jamie Waltman to Branch Manager of the Strawberry Hill location in the bank’s Madison Banking Center. Waltman was hired at BankPlus in October, 2010, and is a seven-year banking veteran and a native of Mendenhall. Waltman is an Ambassador for the Madison County Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the Madison County Young Professionals. ...

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Lauren Black named to inaugural Forbes list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

Lauren Black, Certified Financial Planner at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to the inaugural Forbes list of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.” The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online July 25, 2017. The Forbes ranking of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors,” developed by Shook Research, ...

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Bradley joins Community Bank in Hattiesburg

Todd Bradley has recently joined Community Bank’s Hattiesburg office as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Community Bank, Bradley was the owner of Floyd’s Formals and also served as a commercial lender and branch manager for Regions. He will manage a portfolio, focusing on growing loans and deposits in the Hattiesburg market, while representing the bank in the community. Bradley ...

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Hankins Joins Peoples Bank, Collins

Josh Hankins has joined Peoples Bank and will serve as a Loan Officer in the Collins Office. Hankins, a lifelong resident of Magee, is a 2013 graduate of Simpson Academy. He attended Copiah Lincoln Community College before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he completed studies in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. While attending USM, Hankins ...

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Mississippi’s banks, customers feel the changing tech environment

By BECKY GILLETTE The financial services industry as a whole is facing an extraordinarily complex and ever changing technological environment, said Mississippi Bankers Association Chairman Gerard R. “Jerry” Host, who is president and chief executive officer of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank. “One challenge I believe is common, not only to the MBA, but to our colleagues in other ...

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Two Mississippians offering ways to help those in bank deserts

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT More than 15 percent percent of Mississippians do not have a bank account. Close to a quarter of Mississippians are under-banked, meaning they have limited access to retail banks and credit unions, instead preferring to cash paychecks immediately with a nontraditional financial service. With these statistics biennially reported by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, banking branches and Mississippians ...

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