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Renasant launches new healthcare banking division

Tupelo-based Renasant Corp., the parent of Renasant Bank, announced today the formation of a new Healthcare Banking Group. Leading the division is Craig Gardella, who was named an executive vice president. Gardella has more than 30 years of healthcare finance and corporate banking experience and specializes in hospital industry, post-acute care markets, senior living, behavioral health, managed care, […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Healthcare, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank1 Comment


Renasant completes merger with Heritage

Renasant Corp. has officially completed the largest merger in its 111-year history, acquiring Heritage Financial Group Inc.. of Albany, Georgia, the parent of HeritageBank of the South. The merger, announced in December, is valued at more than $250 million. Regulatory approval was given in March, and shareholders for the companies OK’d the deal two weeks ago. The combined company has […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Tupelo0 Comments


Regions named most reputable bank in survey

Regions Bank has the best reputation among top 32 U.S. banks according to a new survey from advisory firm Reputation Institute and the American Banker Magazine. Regions Bank has an “excellent” reputation ranking, as defined by the Reputation Institute, and received the highest score (83.26 out of 100 points) among customers as well as the highest combined […]

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ICYMI: BancorpSouth sues former executive and BankPlus

In case you missed this big story in today’s Daily Journal,  BancorpSouth has filed a civil lawsuit against a former high-ranking executive, three “John Doe’s” and BankPlus, the bank where the four went to work. Excerpts from the story: Greg Ray, who worked at the Tupelo-based financial holding company for 25 years, was executive vice […]

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BankPlus opening location in Tupelo

Belzoni-based BankPlus is opening a location in downtown Tupelo. It has leased space at 108 N. Broadway Street. A company spokesman said more details on the office will be revealed in coming weeks. However, a LinkedIn profile of former BancorpSouth executive Brent Waldrop reveals that he is the “Tupelo banking center” president for BankPlus. It will […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Downtown Tupelo, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Business openings/closings in NE Mississippi today, 03.05.15

This isn’t a thorough list, as there are hundreds of businesses to keep track of, but we figured we’d update you with the bigger ones you might be interested in. Again, if you don’t have to go out, don’t. But if you need to, here’s a list. We’ll update you as we hear from businesses. […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Banking & Finance, Business news, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments


Former Stanford Financial adviser must return money

A federal jury in Dallas on Friday concluded a former financial adviser to former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford must return nearly $800,000 in fees and expenses paid to him before Stanford’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed in early 2009. The jury also concluded Friday that Peter Romero may keep the $300,000 in funds he invested […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Banking & Finance, Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Stanford Financial, Tupelo1 Comment

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