Established in 1909 and certified as a Community Development Financial Institution in 2010, BankPlus focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining high-performance employees who work to ensure the best possible service for their customers and exceptional return on investment to their shareholders. BankPlus is a subsidiary of BancPlus Corporation, a one‐bank holding company located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The bank received an "Outstanding" overall rating in its 2012 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Exam, which also noted the bank’s exemplary record regarding its community development lending and excellent record regarding its innovative and flexible lending practices.
Tiffany Stone set out to change her community for the better. So, she began at BankPlus. She started as the Banking Center head teller then quickly moved on to become a branch manager and senior universal banker. "The coolest part of my career is to be a part of the future of banking," Stone said. "Our branches are the future of banking with ITM: Interactive Teller Machines. This is where a live person takes care of all your transactions through our Interactive Teller Machine just like you would at any teller window at any bank. Our branches are not your typical branch look, but customers love it because it's so pleasant and efficient." Read her full story here.
The Wall Street Journal presents “A Portrait of Poverty in America: Job Insecurity and Payday Lending.” The video examines the rampant poverty and high unemployment levels in Holmes County, Mississippi, and highlights the effort of BankPlus to help citizens make ends meet.
The efforts of CDBA Members United Bank of Alabama, BankPlus, and Bank of Montgomery to address the entrenched problems of high rates of unbanked or underbanked individuals in the rural south are highlighted in this recent American Banker article.