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Columbus is the largest city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, Mississippi, with a population of 23,452, as of the 2010 Census. Columbus makes up a region of east central Mississippi called the Golden Triangle along with Starkville in Oktibbeha County where Mississippi State University is located. It also includes West Point, the county seat of the adjacent Clay County. Other cities in the region include Tupelo, Pontotoc, Booneville, Amory, Louisville, New Albany, and Aberdeen.

Columbus hosts Columbus Air Force Base, which is currently the city's largest employer. Columbus hosted many industries in the past including the one-time largest toilet seat manufacturer, Sanderson Plumbing Products. It also hosted a mattress company, furniture, and textile plants. Most of these industries shut down by 2000.

Columbus isn't really known for its banking industry, but it does have a locally owned bank, Bancorp South, that was established in 1876 and has two branches in the City. Twenty banks and 13 credit unions are headquartered in the city, including Triangle Federal Credit Union. Other banks include Renasant Bank, BankFirst Financial Services, Community Bank, North Mississippi Bank, and BNA Bank. The number of bank branches in the region totals approximately 210 from more than 35 banks and 20 credit unions.

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Kasasa Cash & Saver Account Changes
Kasasa Cash: High interest rate increased from 1.25% APY to 2.00% APY High interest rate balance cap reduced from $25,000.99 to $10,000.99 The number of debit card (non-ATM) transactions increased
Earn $350 For Opening A Checking Account At Regions Bank
Receive a sign up bonus of $300 (and another $50 referral bonus) when you open any LifeGreen checking account using the promo code 300P2 and complete the following requirements:    
Regions Bank Exits Payday Loan Business
"Regions said it will no longer make Ready Advance loans after January 22. Instead the bank has introduced new products it hopes will take the place of its discontinued loan.
No Hackers To Blame For Regions’ Website Outage
Regions can only blame itself for its recent website outage. It forgot to renew the domain registration for regions.com. The domain name expired over the weekend causing a generic page
Reward Checking & Savings Rate Cuts At Bankfirst Financial Services
Sorry to see these rate cuts: Kasasa Cash (reward checking): 1.50% APY up to $50K [ was 2.00% ] 0.25% APY over $50K [was 0.50%] 0.10% APY on entire balance