Hancock Holding Company operates as the bank holding company for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. It also provides commercial loans, such as commercial and industrial, construction and land development, and commercial real estate loans; residential mortgage consisting of fixed-rate and adjustable-rate home loans; and consumer loans comprising second mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and non-residential consumer purpose loans, which include direct and indirect loans made to finance automobiles, recreation vehicles, boats, and other personal and deposit account secured loans. In addition, the company offers treasury management services, investment brokerage services, letters of credit and financial guarantees, and revolving credit facilities, as well as online banking services. Further, it provides trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals, as well as personal and business lines of insurance and annuity products. Additionally, the company offers investment services, insurance agency services, discount investment brokerage services, annuity products, life insurance, consumer financing, and various other services to third parties, as well as operates and sells foreclosed assets. As of December 31, 2014, it operated approximately 235 banking and financial services offices in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, and Alabama under Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank brand names. Hancock Holding Company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi.