Recent News

Mardi Gras Hours

February 23, 2022

ALL BRANCHES except for those in Baton Rouge will be closed on Tuesday, March 1st. In addition, please make a note of the following closures due to Mardi Gras parades: Magazine Branch Monday, February 28th - Closed at 3pm St. Charles Main Office Monday, February 28th - Closed at 3pm Extended Client Services can be …

Preventing Check Washing

February 16, 2022

A recent wave of mail theft has hit our area, leading to check washing, a crime that the US Postal Inspection Service defines as scams that “involve changing the payee names and often the dollar amounts on checks and fraudulently depositing them.” Often stolen checks are placed in a chemical bath to remove the handwritten information so that the …

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Experiences Record Growth in 2021

February 9, 2022

NEW ORLEANS (February 8, 2022) – Today, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company President and CEO, Guy T. Williams, announced record growth for year ended December 31, 2021. President Williams attributed the record growth to, among other things, very strong results in home mortgage lending and education services.  The bank is one of the largest …

Time to Spend

February 8, 2022

It is not often that I advise quick spending, but gift cards are an exception. During the holiday season the National Retail Federation estimates that consumers bought twenty-eight billion dollars worth of gift cards. Starbucks alone sold three billion dollars worth of cards. This is great for the retailer since consumers in effect made an …

Let's Talk: Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2022

February 2, 2022

When the telephone was invented in 1876, it took over 25 years for 10% of the population to use it. The rate at which we adopt technology has drastically increased since 1876. In addition, there is an exponential growth of emerging technologies each year.  How do we know which technologies are here to stay? The short answer is, we don’t. …