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Planters First Bank Announces New Personal Checking Accounts & Improved Website

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MIDDLE GEORGIA (April 5, 2021) - Planters First Bank is excited to announce the launch of its new website and improved Checking accounts on April 5th. The new website features a fresh new look and easy access to important features and content. The website's specific changes include easier and more convenient access to multiple banking portals such as online banking, credit cards as well as reaching our Solution Center. It also features a quick link to Video Banking and Planters Perks offered through BaZing. Lastly, the website address is changing to This change will align with the enhanced branding and revised logo that we introduced in 2020.

Our Checking accounts will proudly feature a service branded as Planters Perks. This service is powered by BaZing, which is a money-saving benefit that includes several great features such as a nationwide discount network, gas rewards, roadside assistance, cell phone protection, ID Theft Aid, and Bill Shark, to name a few. This new service is assigned to the Planters Premium Checking and Planters Perks accounts. Planters First Bank will continue to offer a basic account called Planters Anywhere for customers that may decide to choose the BaZing benefits at a later time. Planters First Bank will be the first financial institution in Georgia to offer gas rewards through BaZing. To learn more about Planters Perks, powered by BaZing, click here.

These new products and services are supported by our Solution Center. A customer focused LOCAL support team that offers outstanding service to our customer and prospects through telephone, Video Banking, Webchat, and email.

When asked about the new website and improved checking products, Dan Duchnowski, Chief Deposit Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, had the following to say, "I'm excited to introduce a new website that matches our brand and features Video Banking, Planters Perks, and our middle Georgia community. I'm also thrilled to introduce BaZing, a one-of-a-kind service that offers several perks that our customers will want and need."

Eli Tinsley, President & Chief Banking Officer, had the following to say, "At Planters First Bank, we strive to deliver superior service while adding value to enrich the lives of our clients and local community. Our partnership with BaZing helps to achieve this goal through a program called BaZing Local. The BaZing Local program offers free advertising to local businesses which allows them to connect with our clients and others that subscribe to the BaZing network. The service is offered to local businesses regardless of their relationship with the bank. BaZing will also offer discounts on various services from cell phone insurance to roadside assistance and several cost-saving benefits. To learn more, please click here. We can't wait for our customers and prospects to start exploring BaZing."

About Planters First Bank:
Founded in 1896, Planters First Bank, the 8th oldest financial institution in Georgia, is headquartered in Cordele, Georgia, and operates seven full-service locations throughout Middle Georgia. In February 2021, Planters First Bank celebrated its 125th Anniversary.

For additional information, contact:
Dan Duchnowski
Chief Marketing Officer

About Strategy Corp:

BaZing is a proprietary solution owned by Strategy Corps, LLC. Strategy Corps helps financial institutions grow core deposits, fee income and overall retail checking relationships with innovative and energizing solutions to differentiate their checking products and enhance profitability. Nearly 350 banks and credit unions employ our analysis tools, white-labeled reward products and mobile solutions for checking success.

For additional information, contact:
Ryan Harbry
Regional Director
(404) 819-1438


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