Mechanics Bank Merger

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Mechanics Bank is now BankFirst!

BankFirst is pleased to welcome the Mechanics Bank customers and staff to our team. Below are some helpful resources to keep you informed throughout the merger process. We will update this page over the next several months as information becomes available.

Conversion Guides

Download Consumer Conversion Guide

Download Business Conversion Guide

Projected Timeline

September 1, 2022

Merger Agreement Announced

January 1, 2023

Official Closing

September 2023

Conversion Guides in Mailboxes
(Week of September 23)

October 2023

New Debit Cards  in Mailboxes
(Week of October 9)

October 27–30, 2023



Frequently Asked Questions

BankFirst offers a full range of financial solutions, including commercial loans, consumer banking, mortgage loans, and treasury management services. BankFirst—chartered in 1888 in Macon, Mississippi, and now headquartered in Columbus, Mississippi—is a $2.5 billion financial institution that is locally owned, controlled and operated with locations throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Visit our locations page for a list of our locations.

With BankFirst, we found a partner that is like us and will continue to focus on our local communities with exceptional products and services. Our Mechanics Bank team of local professionals will continue to be here to serve you before, during, and after the transition. We will update you along the way with the specific dates of the transition and when the Mechanics Bank offices will convert to BankFirst.
No. There is no change required. Your accounts and services will continue to work as they do today. Please continue to access your accounts as you normally do and continue contacting your local Mechanics Bank branch for any of your banking questions or needs.
All deposits, loans and other products services will transition to BankFirst at the time of conversion which is scheduled for October 27, 2023–October 30, 2023. Please continue to use your Mechanics Bank accounts as usual—there is nothing you need to do.
Yes. Your debit card will continue to work as it does today. There is no need to order a new debit card. At the appropriate time, you will receive a BankFirst debit card to replace your current Mechanics Bank debit card. With the conversion scheduled for October 27, 2023–October 30, 2023, we will notify you well in advance of the card being sent.
Yes. Your checks will continue to work. At the appropriate time and after the October 30, 2023 conversion is complete, your checks will change to the BankFirst logo when an order is placed and will include updated account information.
Your online and mobile banking services will not change for the time being, and you will continue to access your Mechanics Bank online banking at Customers will receive information regarding the transition to BankFirst’s online and mobile banking platforms. We anticipate this to be a seamless transition.
Continue to send your loan payments to Mechanics Bank as you have always. We will notify you later, during the third quarter of 2023, when and if any payment information changes. The existing terms of your loan will remain the same and will require no action from you.