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Taxes, Loans, and Credit Cards Oh My!

Personal finance is as important as ever these days! We’d like to share the three top tips for dealing with taxes, loans, and credit cards. Taxes: Plan. Find a really good accountant or when you file with a tax preparer, they should have great info for how to best manage your taxes for the next year. Conduct personal finance planning meetings to evaluate changes in your life. (baby, college, retirement) Loans: Pay it off! Simple, but true. Debt is only good if you’re looking to...



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Get ready for a new banking experience with PFB.

We have exciting news for you as we enhance our technology and systems. Our goal is to continue earning your business and meeting your needs. To do that, we need to keep improving. That’s why we are upgrading our systems to make your banking experience with us even better. Here’s a quick look at some of the changes to expect on Tuesday, May 28, 2019; and, don’t forget to save the date: Online Banking & Bill Pay Consumer and Business Online Banking and Bill Pay are getting a new,...



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Online Banking Updates

We’re making improvements to PFB's online banking — helping you stay connected to your money, with added convenience and confidence. You’ll notice: An optimized experience Whether you access online banking from a desktop, tablet or smartphone — the experience will adapt to your device —and include touch-enabled capabilities. Improved navigation and functionality Our new, more intuitive navigation and design will provide simpler access to key features, making...



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Macon Civic Club 2019 Show, Turn on Your Lovelight, broke the record for most money ever raised at over $421,000.

The Macon Civic Club 2019 Show, Turn on Your Lovelight, broke the record for most money ever raised at over $421,000. The show this year was an overwhelming success, and patrons enjoyed song, dance and comedy amidst a spectacular set, colorful costumes and sensational music from Macon Civic Club orchestra. PFB Regional President, David Wilson, was the Show Chairman for this year’s show and would like to thank our community for all of its support by attending, sponsoring and donating so...



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Amy Still has been named Chief Credit Officer

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Amy Still has been named Chief Credit Officer. Still will have oversight of PFB’s credit functions where she will be responsible for the bank’s Asset Quality. Still has been in banking for 16 years, most recently in the Macon area. Prior to banking, she was a CPA with a Macon accounting firm. She received a Master of Business Administration from Georgia College and State University in 2007 and a Bachelor of Business...



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Watson promoted to Senior Vice President

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Kay Watson has been promoted to Senior Vice President / CFO. Watson has 32 years of banking experience. Commenting on her promotion Watson mentioned, “Working in all aspects of the bank except lending has helped me develop a good understanding of the bank as a whole; that and a great mentor made stepping into the CFO role a reality in 2016.” She is a member of First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville and is also very active...



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Planters First Bank donates $25,000 to the  American Cancer Society

Planters First Bank has raised $25,000 for the American Cancer Society with the help of local residents, businesses and the Discover® Community Cares initiative powered by the Discover® Global Network. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. They fund and...



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Eli Tinsley named Executive Vice President

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Eli Tinsley has been named the bank’s new Executive Vice President. Tinsley has 21 years of banking experience. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned his degree in Agricultural Economics. He is a member of First Baptist Church, member and Past President of the Cordele Lions Club, Executive Board Member and Past Chairman of Crisp County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Cordele-Crisp Tourism Division,...



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SMS Phishing

Text messages are becoming the primary way for people to interact with businesses, in fact, texting is the single most used feature on a smartphone. Today's scammers have taken to targeting victims via Short Message Service (SMS) text message scams in addition to traditional email-based phishing attacks. SMS Phishing, or Smishing, is becoming a common method to steal data or install malware on your smartphone. Most phishing scams try to take advantage of natural human emotions of fear or...



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Jamie Langham joins PFB team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Jaime Langham has joined the Macon Banking Team as Vice President Commerical Lending. Jamie is a graduate of Macon State College and also played professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and college football. His favorite thing to do is spending time with his wife Laura and three-year-old daughter Emmy. Jamie brings extensive commercial banking experience from both the banks and credit...



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PFB names Steve Bridges as President and CEO

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Louis Steve Bridges as President and CEO. “I am honored and excited to begin my role as President and CEO of PFB,” said Bridges. “We have a firm foundation and are well-positioned for continued growth and success. PFB has been a great place to work for the past 13 years and I look forward to serving our customers, employees and shareholders as we move forward.” Bridges began his banking career at...



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SecurLOCK Equip App, the power to protect is in the palm of your hand.

The SecurLOCK™ Equip App provides PFB cardholders with the ability to control how, when and where their PFB debit cards are used. Simply use the app to turn your card on or off in real time as needed. Or customize your card by setting permissions. Experience the ultimate spending control and peace of mind that comes with SecurLOCK™ Equip App. Download it today, search for SecurLOCK Equip in your app store. To learn more contact your local PFB branch for details.