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At Planters First Bank, we're dedicated to helping people understand money better. We focus on youth development and financial education to give back to our communities. We know managing money can be tough for both kids and adults.

Planters First Bank Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

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Planters First Bank has information for you during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) — March 5 - 11, 2023 — and any time of the year. NCPW is a time when government agencies, consumer protection groups, and organizations like ours work together to share information about consumer rights and help people learn to spot, report, and avoid scams.

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Wondering about the best way to improve your credit, shop for a used car, or how to maximize your security online? Visit

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Financial Education

Financial education is at the foundation of economic inclusion. Understanding financial terms, banking services, deposit insurance, interest, and other fees will help you gain the skills and confidence necessary to sustain a banking relationship, achieve financial goals, and improve your financial well-being. Through FDIC Money Smart, the FDIC offers free, non-copyrighted, and high-quality financial education resources for people of all ages. Visit Money Smart for more information. We also provide a number of resources through our Consumer Resource Center and monthly FDIC Consumer News.

Small Business

Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) was developed jointly with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is a free training resource to help entrepreneurs become bankable. The FDIC has a long-standing practice of supporting small business development by serving as a trusted resource, facilitator, and connector.

By accessing safe and affordable insured bank accounts, financial education resources, affordable credit and loan options, you are on your way to financial stability.


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