COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Bank First Financial Services is giving the phrase “community banking” a whole new meaning.
The merger of Bank First with FNB of Central Alabama is complete.
Starting this week, FNB branches in Aliceville, Carrolton, Gordo, Northport, and Tuscaloosa will be branded and operated by BankFirst.
BankFirst president, Moak Griffin, said there are now 22 branches total.
“This merger with FNB of Central Alabama is a really important strategic move for Bank First. We’ve been in Tuscaloosa for about five years, but we mainly have been a Mississippi bank. With this acquisition of FNB, now we have a lot larger presence in Alabama. So, strategically, it allows our bank to grow in Mississippi and Alabama versus just Mississippi,” said Griffin.
The two banks have been working on the merger for a little over a year now.