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Barnes: Brick and mortar will never replace relationships

By NASH NUNNERY One of Mississippi’s oldest banks is now the state’s number one bank, according to Forbes magazine’s 2019 Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions edition. PriorityOne Bank was selected based on the publication’s consumer survey ratings on overall recommendations and satisfaction, including trust, terms and conditions, branch and digital services, and financial advice. PriorityOne president and CEO Robert Barnes ...

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PriorityOne Bank promotes Clark and Norton

PriorityOne Bank has announced the promotions of Patsy Clark and Sarah Norton at the bank’s Hattiesburg branch. Clark will be serving as Branch Manager and Norton will be serving as Assistant Branch Manager. Clark began her career in banking immediately following graduation from Hattiesburg High School. She has over 25 years of experience in banking and has been with PriorityOne ...

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PriorityOne Bank promotes McGee

PriorityOne Bank announced the promotion of Rebekah McGee. McGee will be serving as Assistant Vice President and Document Management Manager for PriorityOne. Rebekah has been with PriorityOne Bank since November of 2007. She has served in many areas of the bank, most recently, Document Management Supervisor. Rebekah has also served her community in multiple leadership roles. She is a member ...

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PriorityOne Bank welcomes Oates

PriorityOne Bank announced the hire of Rob Oates, Jr. Oates will be serving as Vice President and Commercial Lender for PriorityOne at their Brandon Location. Oates has 12 years of banking experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College. He serves as a board member for the Flowood Chamber of Commerce where he was the ...

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PriorityOne Bank welcomes Worthy

PriorityOne Bank announced the hire of James Worthy. Worthy will be serving as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for PriorityOne at their Flowood Location. James joins PriorityOne Bank with experience as a Commercial Credit Underwriter and Commercial Loan Officer. He studied Managerial Finance and Real Estate at The University of Mississippi and has completed a Managerial Bank Training ...

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PriorityOne Bank promotes Eiland

PriorityOne Bank announced the promotion of Haleigh Eiland. Eiland will be serving as Loan Assistant/ Branch Officer for PriorityOne’s Seminary Branch. Haleigh holds an Associates Degree from Jones County Junior College, and attended The University of Southern Mississippi. She has been with PriorityOne Bank since June of 2015. She has served in many areas of the bank, most recently, Loan ...

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PriorityOne Bank announces promotion of Barry Winford

Robert J. Barnes, President and CEO, PriorityOne Bank, announces the promotion of Barry Scott Winford. Winford will be serving as chief credit officer for PriorityOne. Barnes stated, “We are so pleased to have Barry join our team at PriorityOne Bank, his previous banking experience and his commitment to the Rankin County community make him a valuable asset to our institution.” ...

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Hughes to serve on Mississippi Young Bankers Council

Pearl banker Brian Hughes has been elected to the Executive Council of the Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. MYB conducts programs around the state on personal finance and also promotes banker leadership development and involvement in industry affairs. Hughes will coordinate the efforts of the MYB County Chairmen in his area and work to promote ...

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Priority One makes changes

PriorityOne Bank recently announced two administrative level changes: Ray Palmer has been named the new Senior Vice President for its Hattiesburg market. Palmer has 29 years of banking experience. Before joining PriorityOne, he held leadership and senior management positions with BancorpSouth in Laurel and Gulfport; Colonial Bank and SouthTrust Bank in Mobile, Ala.; and Victory Bank and Trust Company, NationsBank ...

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EMV chip offers safe haven from credit, debit card counterfeiting

By TED CARTER The EMV card era begins officially for the United States on Oct.1, making it the last developed country on Earth to adopt the new generation of payments processing. It’s a case of better late than never for U.S. banks and businesses that expect the European export to put counterfeit credit and debit card fraudsters out of business – ...

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