In addition to Memphis and Sarasota, Cadence Bank also has branches in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Blairsville, Georgia and in several cities in Mississippi. As I mentioned, each state may have different rates, so make sure to check with the branch.
Cadence Bank's ratings for safety and soundness are a little weak: 3 stars (adequate) at BauerFinancial (based on 12/31/08 data) and 2 stars (below peer group) at Bankrate.com (based on 9/30/08 data). The bank has been FDIC insured since 1934 (FDIC Certificate # 4999).
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