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Planters First Bank Announces New Executive Management Team

Planters First Bank is pleased to announce their new Executive Management Team. The following individuals have been selected to lead Planters First Bank into the future along with Mike Phillips, Chief Executive Officer. Eli Tinsley, President & Chief Banking Officer Tinsley has 23 years of banking experience and most recently served as Market President for Planters First Bank in Cordele, GA. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned his degree in Agricultural...



Important Information about Certificate of Deposit Maturities

To assist during this difficult time, Planters First Bank is happy to waive early withdrawal penalties on certificate of deposits that mature in the next 6 months. We recognize that many of our customers need access to long term investments to assist with back to school expenses, future holiday expenses, and other life events. If you’d like to redeem your certificate of deposit please visit your local branch or contact us at 833.732.8351 to learn more. Thank you for banking with...



We've committed to the Georgia Safety Promise.

Our priority during this difficult time is looking after you, our employees and our impacted communities. In an effort to protect the spread of COVID-19, we recently adopted a number of preventative measures. How can you help? Customers can: -Wear masks when entering any Planters First Bank branch, or any business in our community. -Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water every chance you get. -Use the hand sanitizer provided throughout our branch lobbies. -Maintain 6...



Debit & Win It Sweepstakes

We are excited to announce our Debit & Win It Sweepstakes. Use your PFB Discover® Debit card between July 1 and October 31 to be automatically entered to win monthly prizes. You’ll receive one entry for every purchase made with your PFB Discover debit card during the associated promotional period- it’s that simple! See our scheduled giveaways below and for more information, click here to see Official Rules. July - Three winners will receive $500 each August-...



Earl and Wanda Barrs

We’re a bank in the business of growing businesses. Each quarter, Planters First Bank recognizes customers who have chosen to partner with us to help make their business goals a reality. Customer service isn’t an afterthought; it’s at the core of everything we do. Our goal is to help you succeed - because when you succeed, we succeed. Congratulations, Earl and Wanda Barrs, for being named 2020’s Forest Landowner of the Year. Their peers nominated them as being exemplars,...



Planters First Bank Appoints a New CEO & President

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Mike Phillips to Bank CEO and Eli Tinsley to Bank President, Chief Banking Officer. Mike Phillips, Chief Executive Officer Mike Phillips has 36 years of banking experience and most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer for Planters First Bank. Throughout his successful career, Mike has held various positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Director of Corporate...



Dan Speight Elected to Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) Board of Directors 

The Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) recently announced the appointment of five new board members and among those elected was Dan Speight, CEO, Planters First Bancorp. Dan will begin his two-year term with the GBA on July 1, 2020. Other elected board members include: Hoke Reeves, president and CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Sylvania Brad Serff, president and CEO, Providence Bank, a Division of Heritage Southeast Bank David Caswell, president, Century Bank of Georgia,...



Planters First Bank Announces the Retirement of their President & CEO, Steve Bridges

After 15 years of service, Steve Bridges, President, and CEO of Planters First Bank has announced his retirement. Steve will retire on June 24, 2020, as President and CEO but will serve in an advisory role and other capacities to the Bank until the end of 2020. Steve was promoted to President and CEO of Planters First Bank in August 2018. Prior to becoming President and CEO, he was Chief Credit Officer and a Commercial Lender. Steve began his banking career at Cordele Banking Company...



Robin Clark has joined Banking Team

MIDDLE GEORGIA (April 1, 2020) - Planters First Bank is pleased to announce that Robin Clark has joined our Banking Team as Director of Specialty Lending. Robin will be based in the Macon Office located at 4361 Rivoli Drive Macon, GA 31210. Robin brings 15 years of experience in banking and a background in loan administration, credit underwriting, project-specific due diligence, loan servicing, loan production, and business development to Planters First Bank. Robin recently served as Vice...



Planters First Bancorp CEO, Dan Speight talks about the CARES Act on ESPN Middle Georgia.

Planters First Bancorp CEO, Dan Speight shared his insight regarding the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Act on The Bill Shanks Radio Show. To hear Dan's interview please click here. ESPN Middle Georgia - The Bill Shanks Show



Michael J. Phillips announced as a new member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Small Business Advisory Committee

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today announced the appointment of two new members to its Small Business Advisory Committee (SBAC). The SBAC serves as a standing resource for the FASB. Its role is to provide focused input and feedback from a small public company perspective, consider whether there are differences in that input for small public versus private company perspectives, and assist the FASB and its staff on matters for which the FASB may seek guidance. The new...



Remain cautious! Beware of Coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams & Census Bureau scams.

A compilation of tips and recommendations from Planters First Bank and its partners on ways to stay safe online, as well as how to avoid cyber threats and scams during this pandemic. Avoiding Cyber Threats and Scams: FTC: Coronavirus: Scammers follow the headlines FTC & FDA: Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus Scams FTC & FDA: Coronavirus Scams, Part 2 FTC: Beware of Census 2020 Scams! ESET: Beware Scams Exploiting Coronavirus Fears Security Tips for Remote Workers:...



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