JD Bank Wins National Marketing Video Award

ABA Marketing Video Award Presentation
ABA Marketing Video Award Presentation
JD Bank VP/Director of Marketing Ann Barilleaux received the ABA Marketing Video Award award recently.

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank was honored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) this week with an award that recognizes the nation’s best bank marketing videos. The second annual ABA Bank Marketing Video Awards, presented on Monday evening at the ABA Marketing Conference in New Orleans, featured nearly 300 entries from banks of all sizes nationwide.

JD Bank’s “ZydeCash” video was honored as the winner among banks in the $500 Million – $1 Billion Asset category. The video features a Louisiana zydeco band that suddenly appears and performs in a hardware store when a customer uses his “ZydeCash” card for a purchase.

“Being a Louisiana company is an integral part of JD Bank’s corporate culture and how we serve each of our communities, and this video reflects that in a fun and creative way,” said Boyd R. Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “We were honored to be in great company with the other videos submitted by our peers, and we appreciated how so many of our friends and customers voted for us online. To be honored by the ABA, which celebrates the positive impact that banks make in their communities makes this a meaningful award to JD Bank.”

A panel of bank marketing experts evaluated the production value, creativity and messaging of all the entries. The top six videos for each asset category were then posted on ABABankMarketing.com for public voting, where more than 6,000 voters determined the winners. To view JD Bank’s award-winning video click here.

The ABA Bank Marketing Conference is an annual gathering of retail bankers, marketers and executives from across the nation to discuss banking services.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947 and celebrating 70 years as Louisiana’s Community Bank, JD Bank offers personal and business banking services across Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana, and the latest in online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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5 Things to Know About JD Bank Commercial Lending

Business Statement Savings with JD Bank

JD Bank is dedicated to growing Louisiana and lending to local businesses of all types and sizes. We partner with Louisiana businesses for the financing they need to get started or continue to grow, and JD Bank has over 70 years of experience lending to local companies in a wide range of industries.

Business Statement Savings with JD BankCommercial builders, restaurants, energy companies and medical facilities are just a few of the industries that JD Bank has worked with to find lending solutions. All businesses require funding, and JD Bank is proud to have been part of the amazing growth of this region.

“We pride ourselves on our flexibility and knowing our customers,” said Ann Barilleaux, Vice President Marketing Director of JD Bank. “Our lenders are experienced in business financing, and they work with small business owners, help them understand their options and make the most of opportunities.”

Here are five things to know about commercial and business lending with JD Bank.

1. Qualified applicants can utilize JD Bank commercial lending for any business need.

“You can use a commercial loan for working capital, purchasing a building, new equipment, investment real estate, expansions or anything a business may need,” said Barilleaux. “Short-term needs are where an unsecured business line of credit comes in.”

An unsecured business line of credit gives business owners rapid access to cash flow secured by the equity in their business.

2. Any asset can be considered collateral for a business loan.

“Real estate, equipment, accounts receivable and any general asset of a business can be considered collateral,” Barilleaux said.

3. It’s not always necessary to have collateral.

JD Bank has several types of unsecure loans available that don’t demand collateral, and many regional businesses have thrived with the assistance of an unsecure loan.

4. Many businesses are launched when a co-signer helps with a credit-based loan.

“It’s known as a guarantor, and we see that quite a bit,” said Barilleaux. “Particularly among beginning businesses. A start-up may not have cash flow at first, but a friend, family member or associate could have the funds or assets to help a small, young business get started.”

5. Business funding arrives quickly from JD Bank. 

 “It generally depends on the size and complexity of a loan but a smaller unsecure loan can get approved and funded within 72 hours,” said Barilleaux. “Real estate loans can take longer because of appraisals.”

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JD Bank’s Tony Hulsey honored by United Way of Southwest La.

Main Office Manager Tony Hulsey honored by United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Tony Hulsey, JD Bank Vice President / Office Manager of the Main St. office in Jennings, was honored recently by the United Way of Southwest Louisiana at the charitable organization’s annual Leaders & Legends meeting.

At the event, Hulsey was presented with two awards by United Way of Southwest Louisiana President and CEO Denise Durel. Hulsey received the Cabinet Award for serving as the chairman of the organization’s fundraising campaign for Jefferson Davis Parish, and he was also recognized for serving on the Investment Committee.

“I was humbled and honored to receive this recognition from the United Way of Southwest Louisiana,” said Hulsey. “JD Bank and its employees take immense pride in being Louisiana’s Community Bank, and a big part of that for all of us is working to support organizations in our region.”

The United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s annual campaign raises funds throughout the year to meet many different needs, including funding various health, education and income programs throughout the region. Overall, the 2015 campaign raised nearly $4.3 million, exceeding the goal of $4 million and achieving a percentage of goal of 107.3 percent — the highest percentage achieved since 1995.

“JD Bank and its employees take immense pride in being Louisiana’s Community Bank, and a big part of that for all of us is working to support organizations in our region.” – Tony Hulsey, JD Bank Jennings Main VP & Office Manager

As a member of the Investment Committee, Hulsey was a part of the executive group that is responsible for making decisions regarding the financial investments of the United Way of Southwest Louisiana resources.

Hulsey, a past chairman of the Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce, has been with JD Bank for three years.

For over 75 years, the the United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening the community.

JD Bank is a full-service bank founded in 1947. Its corporate office is located in Jennings, La., and JD Bank has 24 locations across southwest Louisiana. For nearly 70 years, community involvement has been a cornerstone of the JD Bank corporate philosophy and growth.

​​​​​​ JD Bank welcomes Saturday Banking at three locations

Saturday banking now available at three locations at JD Bank.

With customers requesting more available hours to visit their local branch office to take care of their banking needs, the full-service JD Bank offices located at Ryan St. and Nelson Rd. in Lake Charles and Main St. in Jennings are now open for Saturday banking from 9 a.m. until noon.

“We are very excited to extend Saturday banking to our Nelson Rd. branch,” said Cyndi Mire, JD Bank Vice President / Nelson Rd. Office Manager. “This will allow more of our customers to take advantage of a few extra hours each week to get their banking done. JD Bank tries to make banking convenient for our customers. Now with three Saturday banking locations, we feel like we have done just that.”

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the Saturday banking at these three locations, as well as JD Bank’s online and mobile banking services

Many banks have reduced office hours because of the popularity of online and mobile banking. JD Bank remains committed to technology and convenience with a full array of digital banking, but is also expanding its traditional personalized service available at these Lake Charles and Jennings locations to Saturdays to satisfy demand.

“Our customers expressed that they’d like for this centrally-located JD Bank to be open on Saturdays to take care of any needs they have during their morning routine,” said Tony Hulsey, JD Bank Vice President / Main St. Office Manager. “From providing 24/7 online banking to being open on Saturdays, we are always listening to our customer’s input and adjusting to make their lives more convenient.”

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the new Saturday hours at these three locations, as well as JD Bank’s online and mobile banking services. With the JD Bank mobile app, customers can easily monitor account balances, transfer funds and deposit checks remotely using their mobile phone camera. The app also helps find the nearest JD Bank ATM and office location.

JD Bank was founded in Jennings in 1947 and is Louisiana’s Community Bank.SM JD Bank has expanded to 24 locations in seven parishes across south Louisiana.

Click here for more information on the locations and hours of operation of your local JD Bank.

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JD Bank Adjusts Branch Hours in Kinder, Lafayette, New Iberia

JD Bank Adjusts Branch Hours in Kinder, Lafayette, New Iberia

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is making slight changes to its operating hours at three locations beginning Nov. 2. The locations include the bank’s Kinder, Lafayette and New Iberia branches.

The Kinder branch drive-through window will open at 8 a.m. and close a half-hour earlier at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lobby hours will remain the same for the Kinder branch, operating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

For branches in Lafayette and New Iberia, lobby areas will operate 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday schedules will remain unchanged, operating 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-through window times for Lafayette and New Iberia branches also will remain 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of JD Bank’s online and mobile banking services for everyday banking needs. With the JD Bank mobile app, customers can easily monitor account balances, transfer funds and deposit checks remotely using their mobile phone camera. The app also helps find the nearest JD Bank ATM and office locations.

Click here for more information about JD Bank’s online banking services. A full list of the bank’s branch locations and operating hours is available here.

JD Bank Shares Key Terms to Know When Applying for a Personal Loan

JD Bank Shares Key Terms to Know When Applying for a Personal Loan

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Whether you’re looking to fund a special purchase or cover a major expense, personal loans may be a good option to finance costs. Today there are personal loan options for nearly every consumer, but before you head to the bank, it’s important to become familiar with common loan terminology.

JD Bank has compiled a helpful list of personal loan terms that are important to understand when considering an agreement with a lender:

  • Equity: Difference between value of an item and remaining principal left for the borrower to pay off on the loan for that item.
  • Term: Period over which a loan agreement is in force. Short-term loans are generally less than three years whereas long-term loans can be paid out over more than three years. Long-term personal loans are typically used for mortgages, cars and education.
  • Secured & Unsecured Loans: A secured loan requires borrowers to offer collateral, like a house or car, as an assurance in case the borrower defaults on the loan. Unsecured loans do not require collateral, but often come with higher interest rates.
  • Interest Rate: A percentage of the principal paid by the borrower to the lender over the duration of the loan term. When shopping for a loan, lower interest rates are best. Be cautious of lenders that have a wide interest rate range – for example, lenders whose lowest interest rate is 5 percent and highest is 13 percent.

“Personal loans can be a great way to finance many types of expenses,” says Susan Hebert, JD Bank’s Kinder branch manager. “But it’s key for consumers to fully understand the agreements they’re entering into. JD Bank makes it a priority to ensure that every customer walks away with no question left unanswered.”

If interested in learning more about personal loans, contact a JD Bank branch manager at a location nearest to you.

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JD Bank Earns Position in American Banker’s Top 200 Community Banks

Jennings Marshland

LAKE CHARLES, La. – JD Bank ranked among the top 200 community banks in an annual ranking by American Banker Magazine for the second year in a row. The bank was one of only two Louisiana banks to be recognized.

“We are very proud to be named among these market leaders for a second year,” Boyd Boudreaux, JD Bank president and CEO said. “This recognition reinforces our goal to provide consistent and excellent service to our customers.” JD Bank recently expanded into the Acadiana market with the addition of two new branches in Lafayette and New Iberia.

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