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Help Older Adults Avoid Fraud and Exploitation

The Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults is designed to help older adults avoid fraud and exploitation, make wise choices about their money and well-being, and navigate some of the challenges that come with aging. “Older adults, especially those who speak English as a second language, can be particularly vulnerable to scams and deceptive practices,” said Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. “This guide was designed to empower older adults, their families, and...



Governmental Cash Assistance Payment

Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced that he has dedicated more than $1 billion to the Department of Human Services to provide cash assistance of up to $350 for active enrollees of Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, SNAP, and/or TANF. Georgians who are enrolled in more than one of these programs will only receive one cash assistance payment. FAQs Who is eligible to receive the cash assistance payment? Eligible recipients include Georgians who were enrolled and actively receiving...



2022-2023 September Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank is proud to announce the 2022-2023 September School Administration Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations, Sonya Ryan, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! Sonya Ryan is the newly appointed Pre-K...



September is National Preparedness Month

Here are 6 simple tips to help plan for the unexpected and regain your financial footing after a crisis. Prepare backup communications plans if both cellular and landline services falter. Store digital and paper copies of critical documents in a safe deposit box. These include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, bank and investment account information, proof of occupancy, a mortgage deed, insurance policies, and three years of tax returns. Make copies of personal documents...



Check out our most recent commercial with Planters First Bank.

Do you want to be heard and understood? Try Planters First Bank. Since 1896, Planters First Bank has been helping people just like you. Find out why businesses and families come to us first – and bank with us for generations. So proud of our actors, Annabelle daughter of Jason Lord, Perry Market President, and Liam son of Dan Duchnowski, Chief Banking Officer.



Put financial literacy first.

Managing money isn’t easy. Learning about handling money as an adult makes it even more challenging. Teaching kids about money early on will help them to become more financially independent as they get older. At Planters First Bank, one of the ways we choose to give back to our communities is through youth development and financial education. FDIC's Money Smart Series: These printable pdf guides offer practical activities and conversation-starters on financial topics such as saving,...



Planters Anywhere Student Checking Account

Discover the money-saving benefits of your new Planters Anywhere Student Checking Account Our Free Planters Anywhere Checking makes a great option for your teenager or college student. No monthly service charge for customers 23 or younger that provide a Student ID. No monthly minimum balance requirements. What could be better? Here’s what you’ll get with your new account: Online Banking: Access your account anytime, from any computer with Internet access Mobile...



Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

Planters First Bank’s leadership team is made up of experienced and local professionals ready to get to know you, your family, and your business. We believe in volunteering, making an impact, and leaving the world just a little bit better than we found it. And we don’t hesitate to celebrate the accomplishments of our employees, customers, and community members—because it energizes all parties. Our goal is to help you succeed - because when you succeed, we succeed. ...



Perry Drug Company

Planters First Bank’s leadership team is made up of experienced and local professionals ready to get to know you, your family, and your business. We believe in volunteering, making an impact, and leaving the world just a little bit better than we found it. And we don’t hesitate to celebrate the accomplishments of our employees, customers, and community members—because it energizes all parties. Our goal is to help you succeed - because when you succeed, we succeed. Congratulations to...



Welcoming Chris Howe, SVP Commercial Lender in Houston County

Planters First Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Howe, SVP Commercial Lender in Houston County. Chris Howe, SVP Chris has 26 years of progressive banking experience and most recently worked at Great Oaks Bank as Middle Georgia Division President. Prior to joining Great Oaks, Chris worked for SunMark Community Bank as the Market Leader in Houston County. Other positions held throughout his career include Chief Credit Officer, Senior Analyst, Commercial lender, and...



World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognized on June 15th as a day to promote preventing abuse and neglect of elders. One of the most prevalent types of elder abuse is financial exploitation. WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE? Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a “trusted” individual that causes (or potentially causes) harm to an older person. WHY DOES ELDER ABUSE OCCUR? Elder abuse is more common than we think. Signs of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can include...



Upcoming Holiday: Juneteenth

Planters First Bank will be closed on June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth. June 19 became an official federal holiday in 2021 when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. Juneteenth is the ‘longest-running African American holiday’, and it recognizes June 19, 1865, as the date that news of slavery’s end reached slaves in Texas and other states in the southwest. This holiday celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the...



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