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Carol Arflin joins PFB Lending Team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Carol Arflin has joined our Lending Team, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender. Carol will be based in the Cordele Office located at 1620 East 16th Avenue. Commenting on the announcement, Eli Tinsley, EVP, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome Carol Arflin to our Cordele Team. Carol brings sound knowledge of our markets with a long-term commitment to community banking. She has extensive experience in creating strong,...



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Planters First Bancorp taps J. Daniel Speight as CEO,  expands Bank Executive Leadership Team 

J. Daniel Speight Planters First Bancorp, parent company of Planters First Bank, announces the appointment of J. Daniel Speight as CEO of Planters First Bancorp and General Counsel of the Bank. Mr. Speight will also join the boards of Bancorp and the Bank. "Dan has had a distinguished banking career that reached across the state, but it was built upon the strength of his roots and relationships developed in central Georgia, which is where we live and work,” noted Bob Way,...



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Eli Tinsley Elected to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s  2019-2020 Leadership Division Board of Directors

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s (CBA) Leadership Division elected its new Board of Directors at the 41st Annual Leadership Division Convention & Mini-Trade Show held June 6-9, 2019 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.​​​​​​ Eli Tinsley, Planters First Bank, Cordele, was elected as a Member at Large. Tinsley was awarded the 2019 Matt McCranie Leadership Division Representative of the Year. Tinsley has 21 years of banking experience; he is a graduate of...



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Introducing our New Mobile App

What can you do with Mobile Banking? Convenience is always good, especially when it comes to your finances. Mobile Banking puts the power of managing your accounts right in the palm of your hand. You can complete most of the same tasks as you do within Online Banking from your smartphone: Deposit personal checks without coming to a bank office using Mobile Deposit Quickly check account balances right when you need to Transfer money between your accounts Instantly review...



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Technology Enhancement Notification

As part of our commitment to remain on the cutting edge of banking technology, we are pleased to announce that we are upgrading our computer processing system. Our enhanced system will help us continue to provide the extraordinary customer service you have come to expect while enabling us to offer the most up-to-date products and services. Enhancement Time frame: Start: Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 4 p.m. Finish: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 8 a.m. All PFB offices will be closed on...



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Prepare for PFB's Online Bill Pay upgrade on May 28, 2019

Prepare for your Online Bill Pay upgrade on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. During PFB’s system enhancement, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, through Tuesday, May 28, 2019, your Bill Pay will be disrupted for a short time. This system enhancement DOES NOT require you to re-enter your existing biller relationships or alter your recurring or future dated payments. For eBill users, there WILL be one additional step required, and you may temporarily receive a paper bill in...



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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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Kay 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...