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Online Banking

Meet Our Team

Our Business Banking folks are here to serve your business needs on-site, online and on-demand.





You're undoubtedly an expert at what you do...but banking? Maybe not so much.  And that's ok.  Our Business Banking team was created to serve and support your business' banking needs so you can focus on other things.  Our folks will get to know you and your business so they can provide just the right combination of products and services, including:


  • Checking, savings and other deposit accounts,
  • Loans and credit cards,
  • Cash management solutions,
  • Merchant services (including cutting-edge technology),
  • Online and mobile banking tools,
  • And more.
We'd like to introduce you to the folks who bring the bank to you with on-site consultations, training and ongoing support--even outside the typical "bankers' hours." It's a lot different than what you'll find at a big bank...and that's exactly the way we like it.



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Stephanie Hipps

AVP - Business Banking

Stephanie joined the Bank Independent family in 2004 and has served as a Personal Banker, Business Banking Specialist, and Business Banking Manager. As Business Banking Officer, Stephanie oversees the bank's Business Banking Sales and Service efforts.

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Tammy Pratt

Business Banking Sales Officer

Tammy joined Bank Independent in 2018 after almost 30 years of experience in the banking industry. She loves to help business customers find the right banking products and services for their individual needs by getting to know them and their business. Her focus is on building long-term banking relationships with her customers.

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Sabrina Rouse

Business Banking Specialist

Since joining Bank Independent in 2001, Sabrina has provided exceptional customer care within our branches. Most recently serving as Sales Manager of our Athens East Branch, Sabrina continues to assist customers with a focus on business banking.

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Gwen Allen

Senior Customer Relationship Specialist

Bringing 38 years of experience providing personalized banking service for commercial and small businesses, Gwen joined Bank Independent in 2018. She puts her significant expertise to good use helping customers choose the perfect mix of Bank Independent products and services. Gwen’s goal is to make sure each customer enjoys exceptional, and ongoing, support.

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Lynda Darby

Business Banking Sales Officer

A 2016 addition to our Business Banking Sales and Service team, Lynda began her career at Bank Independent in a Customer Service role. Today Lynda provides innovative products & services and one-on-one attention to our business customers.

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Tiana Brook

Business Banking Representative

After joining the Bank in 2010, Tiana gained experience in tech support working in Information Technology and Operations. As a Business Banking Representative, Tiana provides set-up, training and on-site support for business banking technology.

In addition to these fine folks, we have another entire team of local business banking experts providing dedicated customer support by phone.  Just give us a call Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at  (256) 386-5000 or (877) 865-5050 and ask to speak with someone on our Business Banking team.

We've made it our business to serve yours, and we'd love to welcome your business home to Bank Independent. 
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Request a Call

Can't make it to a branch? Let us know how, when and where it would be convenient to contact you.



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Merchant Services

We provide card readers, point-of-sale software, remote deposit and much, much more.



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Cash Management

Complement your checking account with these convenient, money-saving options.



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Sync

Convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you manage your finances on-the-go 24/7.