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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...



National Small Business Week

Just as the “shop local” mantra has had a tremendous effect on local businesses, we urge you to consider also banking locally. There’s no one like Planters First Bank when it comes to small business banking. We go above and beyond to serve our customers with a perfect mix of local, concierge-level service, top-of-the-line technology, and southern hospitality. We were even the first bank in Georgia to offer Video Banking! We work closely with you to understand your business needs...



NOTICE : HB 1302 Tax Refund

Governor Brian P. Kemp signed House Bill 1302 on March 23, 2022, providing a tax refund to all eligible Georgia taxpayers. "When government takes in more than it needs, I believe those dollars should be returned to the taxpayer, because that is your money - not the government's," said Governor Kemp. "In Georgia, we are taking swift action to lessen the impact of the federal administration's disastrous policies that have driven record-high inflation over the last year by putting...



Announcing Tim Powers as Regional President, Crisp & Dooly counties.

Planters First Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Powers as Regional President, Crisp & Dooly counties. Tim Powers, Regional President Tim has 24+ years of progressive banking experience and most recently worked at Bank of Tennessee as a Commercial Relationship Manager. Prior to joining Bank of TN, Tim worked at Ameris Bank in Moultrie GA as Market President. Other positions held throughout his career include Private Client Manager at US Trust (Bank of America), and Private...



Spring cleaning your finances doesn't have to be a chore!

With Planters First Bank Online & Mobile Banking, you can organize and clean up your finances with these easy steps! From your desktop or your mobile device, you can manage your finances and start working on achieving your financial goals this spring. Check out these simple steps to help organize and spring clean your finances: Review your financial goals: Are you planning to buy a new car or a home this year? Our Online & Mobile Banking can help you reach your...



National AAP Recognition Day

On February 8, 2022, Nacha and the Payments Associations honored more than 4,500 Accredited ACH Professionals as part of National AAP Recognition Day. This day highlights the importance of AAP accreditation, as well as celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs nationwide. We are fortunate to have our own Accredited ACH Professional at Planters First Bank. We would like to give a special shout-out to Tracy NeSmith for this distinguished accreditation. As an accredited ACH...



2021-2022 February Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank is proud to announce the 2021-2022 February Teacher 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, Kara Turk, for being selected as this month’s Teacher Spotlight! Kara Turk is a third-grade teacher at Pulaski...



Warning Signs of a Romance Scam

It’s well known that people online aren’t always as they appear. However, tens of thousands of internet users fall victim to online romance scams each year, and it can happen to anyone. These scams can be incredibly convincing and are increasingly found across dating sites and social media platforms. Bad actors are very good at appealing to victims’ emotions and feigning personal connections, with the intention of stealing large sums of money and personal information. Luckily, there...



Free security monitoring powered by Experian®

There’s no shortage of ways your private information can end up being exposed. But when it comes to fighting fraud, you’re not alone. Enroll in your free security alerts today, a new service for all personal checking account holders who use their Planters First Bank Discover Debit card. These benefits include: Dark Web Monitoring —Scans the dark web and notifies you if your personal information has been exposed. Credit Monitoring —Detects and alerts you of suspicious...



Data Privacy Week

Planters First Bank announced its commitment to Data Privacy Week by registering as a Champion. As a Champion, Planters First Bank recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information. Data Privacy Week is an expanded effort from Data Privacy Day -- taking place annually from January 24 - 28 -- that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal...



BaZing +

We’re All in This Together. During this pandemic, Americans have come together in ways we never thought possible, putting one another first as we strive to stay safe and stay healthy. However, the journey is far from over—different variants of the coronavirus continue to wreak havoc on our communities from both health and economic perspectives. That’s why we’re proud to extend pharmacy, vision, and hearing savings, as well as identity theft protection, to all of Planter...



National Small Business Week

Each year since 1963, National Small Business Week (NSBW) is celebrated in America. And while the dates may change, its important purpose stays the same. This year, NSBW is taking place September 13- Sept 15. At Planters Bank, we are proud to support local businesses and have strong partnerships with many local businesses within our communities. We invite you to learn more about National Small Business Week, how you can do your part to support them -- especially during uncertain times...



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