Our Next Step: 100 Years in the Making


Our story began with two Gulf South banking organizations founded in the late 1800s and sharing the same culture and commitment to people and communities. The first financial transaction between the two banks took place on May 25, 1918, followed by a pledge during the Great Depression to keep each other strong and, above all else, protect depositors. 

Now, 100 years later, we'll honor the history and ideals that brought us together as we debut our unified name, Hancock Whitney, and new branding that sets the stage for service to clients for decades to come. Please read this article from President and CEO John Hairston with more details on our journey to becoming Hancock Whitney.  

On May 25, 2018 Whitney Bank will become Hancock Whitney Bank. Until then, “Hancock Whitney” refers to Whitney Bank and thereafter it refers to Hancock Whitney Bank. 

An exciting new chapter is about to begin.

Our clients tell us simpler is better, so we'll introduce our combined name and new look throughout the franchise. 

You may be wondering, “What does this mean for me?” Here are a few questions that may be top of mind: