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Let’s Talk: It’s Time for a Digital Detox Challenge

July 12, 2022

The average American spends 7 hours a day, nearly half of their time awake, in front of a screen. Nonetheless, the majority of this screen time is spent on mobile devices while scrolling mindlessly through social media, checking emails, watching shows, and listening to music and podcasts. As we spend more time on screens, our children are also …

Live Simply

June 7, 2022

The inflation numbers continue to roll in, and the news is bad. April inflation showed a slight decline from 8.5% to 8.3%. This slight improvement unfortunately looks problematic when examined in detail because almost all the decline came from a dip in gasoline prices that have since reversed. The concerning news was that price increases have …

Are you prepared for hurricane season?

June 6, 2022

Hurricane season is here again. Here are some helpful tips for you and your family. Be sure you can access your bank accounts in an emergency Now is the time to enroll in Gulf Coast Bank's Digital Banking for both personal and business accounts. Make sure you download our Mobile Banking App on your mobile device to access your accounts from …

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 …