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Let's Talk: Rethink How To Beat Inflation

May 31, 2022

Are your shopping habits changing? If they haven't yet, you are most likely spending more money than usual. What you are experiencing is inflation. A small amount of inflation is good for the economy as it drives us to save and invest; however, inflation can also cause heartaches if our wages do not grow fast enough.  To beat inflation, the …

New Orleans’ Largest Locally Owned Bank Announces Record Earnings

April 20, 2022

NEW ORLEANS (April 20, 2022) – Today at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company’s monthly board meeting, President and CEO, Guy T. Williams, announced record earnings for the first quarter. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust earned $16,182,000, pre-tax for the first quarter of 2022, while in 2021, the bank earned $10,907,000 for the same period. Williams …

Prevent Fraud

April 19, 2022

Tips to Prevent Fraud Never give out sensitive information:  login or password, secure access code, social security number, card number, PIN, etc. Receive and customize fraud alerts via Digital Banking. Monitor your transaction activity regularly. When in doubt, contact your banker or branch directly. If you are asked to provide …

Are You Real ID Ready? A Guide to Getting Real ID Ready in Louisiana

March 25, 2022

Over 2.9 million people fly in and out of U.S. airports each day.* With COVID-19 cases declining, do you plan to join the many and fly soon? If so, a big change to how airports verify your identity is coming.   Beginning May 3, 2023, all domestic air travelers will be required to have a Real ID-compliant license or another acceptable form …

How Can You Help Ukraine?

March 07, 2022

If you are looking for ways help the people of Ukraine, here a few: Consider booking an AirBnB rental in the worn-torn country in places such as Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, or Mariupol. People have begun booking the short-term rentals and then donating them as a way to provide aid directly to those who need assistance.   From a …