GULFPORT, Mississippi, March 25, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hancock Whitney Bank, the banking subsidiary of Hancock Whitney Society (Nasdaq: HWC), today announced plans to eliminate consumer insufficient funds (NSF) fees (retail) and certain overdraft (OD) fees by the end of 2022. Additionally, in In an effort to better meet customer needs, other consumer checking account features and products are being modified.
The following client account fee changes will be implemented by the end of 2022:
Elimination of all NSF fees
Removal of certain overdraft protection transfer fees
Elimination of sustained overdraft fees
An increase to our existing overdraft balance threshold to provide customers with an even greater cushion before charges are assessed
“Helping people achieve their financial goals and dreams has been our company’s hallmark since 1883,” said John M. Hairston, President and CEO. “Today, the financial industry has entered a new era in banking, designed to provide customers with the tools to help them manage their overall finances, and we believe these changes are another step towards realizing this. this goal.”
As part of an overall update to the bank’s consumer offerings and to help customers meet their cash needs, Hancock Whitney launched Early Pay in March 2022. This benefit comes with any current or bank account. Hancock Whitney Savings and can give customers access to their directly deposited pay up to two days early, helping them manage their spending and avoid overdrafts.
Additionally, later this year, Hancock Whitney will begin offering a new control product for consumers who want simplicity and control, while avoiding overdrafts and overdraft fees. This product, Assure Checking, is a new account with no overdraft fees and is part of a wider range of deposit products launching later this year and designed to help consumers avoid payday lenders.
The elimination of the NSF and certain OD fees mentioned above will be phased in by the end of 2022 and should reduce the company’s service fees on deposit accounts by approximately 10-11 million dollars per year.
About Hancock Whitney
Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied the core values of honor and integrity, strength and stability, commitment to service, teamwork and personal responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; corporate and small business banking; private bank; trust and investment services; health banking services; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan origination office in Nashville, Tennessee. More information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com.
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