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Planters First Bank Earns BauerFinancial 5-Star Rating

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Planters First Bank is proud to announce that it has secured a 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.

“As the president of BauerFinancial, I am often asked what it takes to be a 5-Star bank,” reflects Karen Dorway, president of the research firm. “Like so many other things in life, success in banking boils down to knowledge. Knowledge of banking, of course, but knowledge of its customers and the communities the bank serves are equally important. This intimacy enables the bank to steer clear of danger and work with customers for a common goal. It’s what gets so many community banks, like Planters First Bank, through the tough times unscathed.”

Star ratings are current as of 10/01/2021 . Bank star ratings are based on 06/30/2021 financial data; credit union star ratings are based on 06/30/2021 financial data.

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.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at


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