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Hancock Whitney Now the ‘Official Bank of University of South Alabama’


Regional financial services leader to offer exclusive Jag’ branded debit card

MOBILE, Ala. (October 13, 2020)—As the University of South Alabama Jaguars look toward their October 17 homecoming gridiron match against the Texas State Bobcats at the new Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, USA and Hancock Whitney have announced an expanded partnership that establishes Hancock Whitney as the “Official Bank of the University of South Alabama”. 

As part of the agreement, Hancock Whitney will also be the sole provider of the USA Jaguars branded debit card. 

We are pleased and proud to announce this new aspect of our comprehensive partnership with Hancock Whitney,” said University of South Alabama President Dr. Tony Waldrop. “As the official bank of the University, Hancock Whitney continues to provide exceptional service to USA.” 

As the Official Bank of USA, Hancock Whitney will offer the exclusive University of South Alabama Jaguars debit card. Fans can reserve a Jag’s branded card now at https://www.hancockwhitney.com/jags, at any local Hancock Whitney financial center, or through the bank’s contact center at 1.800.448.8812. 

The University and Hancock Whitney will continue working closely together to coordinate community engagement initiatives, Jag Nation game-day activities, and youth programs as COVID-19 conditions and protocols allow. Additionally, the bank will provide an array of specified financial products and services to University of South Alabama faculty, staff, and students, including employees of USA Health. 

“Hancock Whitney and USA have worked hand-in-hand for many years to create opportunities for people who call southern Alabama home or who choose to build their future at the university,” said Hancock Whitney Alabama Market President Guy Helmsing. “We’re extremely honored and proud to help bring the Hancock Whitney Stadium to campus. Our becoming the Official Bank of the University of South Alabama is a natural extension of a long-standing partnership between one of the state’s premier global research and teaching universities and one of the country’s most financially sound banks and further advances our mutual commitment to the greater Mobile communities we both serve.”

Hancock Whitney has earned BauerFinancial, Inc., ratings as one of America’s strongest, safest banks for 124 consecutive quarters. With regional headquarters overlooking I-65 at Dauphin Street in Mobile, Hancock Whitney has more than 200 financial centers across the Gulf South, including nine locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties.


Fans may follow both the University of South Alabama, USA Jaguars, and Hancock Whitney on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on partnership and game-day activities.


About the University of South Alabama 

The University of South Alabama is a global teaching and research university that provides students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. USA’s commitment to student success includes small class sizes and hands-on research opportunities in more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs offered through 10 academic colleges and schools. USA offers advanced and innovative health care through the USA Health system of hospitals and clinics, as well as the College of Medicine. For more information, visit the University of South Alabama website, www.SouthAlabama.edu.


About Hancock Whitney 

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. BauerFinancial, Inc., consistently recommends Hancock Whitney as one of America’s strongest, safest financial institutions. Part of the Hancock Whitney Corporation Gulf South financial services family, bank offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as trust and asset management offices in New Jersey and New York. More information is available at hancockwhitney.com.


Hancock Whitney Media Contact                                                   

Paul Maxwell, Vice President, Senior Communications Officer                               




University of South Alabama Media Contact

Michael R. Haskins, Vice President of Marketing & Communications