BancorpSouth Inc. in Tupelo, Miss., has selected Total System Services Inc. to process its debit card and consumer and commercial credit cards.

TSYS, based in Columbus, Ga., said Thursday that a conversion is scheduled for early this year. TSYS also will support card and statement production and fraud prevention services.

The financial terms of the long-term agreement were not disclosed.

The $13 billion-asset BancorpSouth provides traditional retail banking in addition to credit card, mortgage, investment, insurance, trust and fiduciary services.