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Credit Card Special Offer

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a 0% Introductory APR on all new credit card accounts opened through the end of 2021! PERSONAL CREDIT CARD: GET 0% APR FOR 12 MONTHS ON PURCHASES, BALANCE TRANSFERS AND CASH ADVANCES WITH NEW CONSUMER CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS. Beginning October 15, 2021 and will expire on December 31, 2021 0% introductory APR for the first 12 months on purchases and balance transfers from the date of account opening. After that the variable rate APR...



Planters First Bank Earns BauerFinancial 5-Star Rating

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....



Giveaway alert!

Bring on the cooler weather and college football! It’s not just a slogan we say…at Planters First Bank; we genuinely mean we are here to help you bank on the go! Try Video Banking today to be entered into a drawing to win a tailgating set that will have you ready for game day. For a chance to win: An entry requires connecting with a Solution Center Representative through Video Banking by Planters First Bank and asking questions about a service or conducting regular business through...



National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam? Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $3.3 billion to these phishing schemes and other fraud in 2020—that’s nearly double what was lost in 2019. It’s time to put scammers...



September is College Savings Month

September may be back to school for many families, but did you know it’s also College Savings Month? If you haven’t started saving for college yet, this is a great time to start and make a game plan. Why Save for College? Saving for college reduces student loan debt. Every dollar you save is about a dollar less your child will have to borrow. Every dollar you borrow will cost about two dollars by the time you repay the debt. College savings increases flexibility in...



Culver's of Macon, GA

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 to Culver's of Macon, GA on your grand opening! “I’m excited to bring ButterBurgers and frozen custard to Macon,” said...



2021-2022 September Teacher Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank is proud to announce the 2021-2022 September 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, Christine Cromer, for being selected as this month’s Teacher Spotlight! Christine Cromer is a teacher at...



Featured Article in Georgia Communities First Magazine

Branch Transformation—Merging Technology, Retail Space and Personal Service As banks strive to adapt to evolving customer expectations and technology, branch transformation becomes increasingly important to offering an efficient and engaging environment. The Community Bankers Association of Georgia asked several of their partner firms to share what they are seeing in the field, as well as trends and the journey to dialogue banking. The orginal article was featured in the...



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...



Featured Article in Business View Magazine

Good stewards of wealth Business View Magazine interviews representatives of Planters First Bank for our focus on Community Banks in Georgia. This article was originally published on September 10, 2021. VIEW THE ARTICLE ON BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VIEW THE DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS FEATURE Planters First Bank is the eighth oldest financial institution in Georgia. Founded in 1896, with headquarters in Cordele, they currently operate eight full-service locations throughout the...



Planters First Bank is proud to feature Stuckey’s Corporation in their latest commercial.

Stuckey’s who is known for their roadside stores, iconic pecan log rolls, and most recently their GA manufacturing plant is the latest customer of Planters First Bank to be featured in our commercials which are shown on Channel 13 WMAZ, through streaming services such as Sling and Tubi, and through local online advertising. Thanks to Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s and RG Lamar, President of Stuckey’s the company is making a resurgence and has selected Planters First Bank to be...



Planters First Bank provides new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. flags

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation, Planters First Bank in Hawkinsville, Georgia has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, at 105 Commerce St Hawkinsville, GA 31036. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box. “This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” said Bobbie Clemons, bank representiative for this local initiative. “The...



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