Regional Management Corp. promotes Robert W. Beck to President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Appoints Michael S. Dymski as Interim Chief Financial Officer – GREENVILLE, SC – Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM), a diversified consumer finance company, announced that it has promoted Robert W. Beck,…

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Aging and Eldercare – What’s Your Plan?

 

By Molly Thomas FPQP® at Abacus Planning Group Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “When you fail to plan you are planning to fail”. Many of us and most of our parents…

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McDonnell and Associates PA proudly introduces “McDonnell Sonic Signings”

 

McDonnell and Associates has proudly introduced the implementation of “McDonnell’s Sonic Signings”, providing a “drive thru” closing experience and safe alternative to in-office closings for the borrower, the attorney, and…

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union adjusting operational services

 

In the interest of employee and member health, South Carolina Federal Credit Union will limit member service to its drive-thru lanes beginning Thursday, March 19. Effective March 19, financial center…

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Frank Bullard joins First Reliance Bank as President, Charleston Market

 

Frank Bullard has joined First Reliance Bank as Market President for Charleston, SC. Bullard is responsible for the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint in the Charleston market, and…

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Modern Capital announces acquisition of Western Equity Group

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Modern Capital, a diversified financial services firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Western Equity Group, Inc., an SEC Registered and FINRA…

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Veteran banker Ellen Stahlsmith joins United Community Bank in the Upstate

 

United Community Bank welcomed Ellen Stahlsmith as SVP/Senior Commercial Relationship Manager to its Upstate South Carolina team. “Ellen’s experience and extensive knowledge of the financial services industry make her the…

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Centaurus Financial blazes new trails with Friends of Harbison State Forest

 

Employees of Centaurus Financial were out in force last weekend for the construction of a new trail in Harbison State Forest in Columbia, South Carolina. On hand was registered representative Matt Hawkins,…

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United Community Banks, Inc. and Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc., the parent of Seaside National Bank & Trust, announce merger agreement

 

United Community Banks, Inc. and Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc. announced a definitive agreement for UCBI to acquire Three Shores, including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Seaside National Bank & Trust. Headquartered in…

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SAFE Federal Credit Union announces Financing Relief Program for First Time Homebuyers

 

With many South Carolina families priced out of today’s housing market, SAFE Federal Credit Union has introduced their First Time Home Buyer Plus Program that allows qualifying members to purchase…

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The Ultimate Gift: A Road Map for Funeral Wishes

 

By Laird W. Green CFP® from Abacus Planning Group “Facing death with a sense of practicality, equanimity, and clarity is the ultimate gift you can leave your children, friends, and…

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Countybank Foundation makes “over the top” gift to Self Regional Healthcare Foundation

 

Just six weeks after the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary, Countybank Foundation, on behalf of Countybank and Greenwood Capital Associates, has made a gift of $150,000 to…

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Countybank Foundation completes $100,000 pledge to The Greenwood Promise

 

The Countybank Foundation recently made its final donation installment of $20,000 to The Greenwood Promise, fulfilling the pledged amount of $100,000 over the course of five years. Countybank and Greenwood…

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Countybank Foundation presents donation to Anderson Interfaith Ministries

 

Pictured (from left to right) are Susan Anderson, Vice President of Resource Development for AIM; Michael Wooles, Senior Vice President and Anderson Market Executive for Countybank; Kristi King-Brock, Executive Director…

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South State Bank and CenterState Bank select core provider

 

COLUMBIA, SC & WINTER HAVEN, FL – South State Corporation and CenterState Bank Corporation announced that as part of the integration efforts related to the pending merger, the companies have…

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South Carolina Federal merges with Health Facilities Federal Credit Union

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union officially announced the acquisition of Health Facilities Federal Credit Union in Florence after a member-approved merger in November. South Carolina Federal now boasts 22 locations…

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AllSouth Federal Credit Union

 

Originally begun in 1960 as Fort Jackson Federal Credit Union, AllSouth Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. We proudly serve 8 counties with 23 branches in the Midlands…

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United Community Banks, Inc. appoints Melinda Davis Lux as General Counsel

 

United Community Bank announced that Melinda Davis Lux has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Davis Lux will serve as a…

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TD Bank names Steven Hicks Senior Relationship Manager

 

TD Bank has named Steven Hicks as Senior Relationship Manager, serving the Midlands, S.C. market. As Senior Relationship Manager, Hicks is responsible for enhancing existing commercial client relationships by providing…

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South State Bank expands S.C. Private Wealth team

 

South State Bank announced two new team members who will expand the Private Wealth team with their expertise and insight. “Since 1934, South State has been providing customized financial solutions…

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South Carolina Federal CUSO adds insurance agent in Columbia

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s CUSO, SCF Solutions, LLC*, has hired a new insurance agent to serve clients in the midlands region. Todd Pelfrey has joined SCF Solutions as a…

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United Community Bank adds Jonathan Strauss to Columbia team

 

United Community Bank welcomed Jonathan Strauss as a Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager to its growing Columbia team. “We are happy to have Jonathan join us as we continue to expand…

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Regional Management Corp. announces fourth quarter 2019 results

 

Net income of $15.7 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.38  17.0% revenue growth, driven by 17.4% average finance receivables growth  GREENVILLE, SC – Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM),…

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SAFE Federal Credit Union opens new branch in Lexington

 

SAFE Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of their newest branch in the Red Bank community of Lexington on February 19. The branch is SAFE’s second in Lexington and expands…

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A Roadmap to Your Savings Journey

 

By Curtis Loftis South Carolina State Treasurer   Saving money can be like driving a car. Your desired destination may be near or far, the direction you choose might change,…

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Northwestern Mutual – Charleston wealth management advisor earns Wealth Management Certified Professional® designation

 

Heath Johnson, WMCP®, a wealth management advisor with Northwestern Mutual – Charleston, a leading financial services company, has earned the Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP®) designation from The American College…

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Brent Williams named Senior Director of Marketing and Sales Strategies for United Community Bank

 

United Community Bank announced Brent Williams has been promoted to Senior Director of Marketing and Sales Strategies. In this newly created role, Williams will be responsible for the planning and…

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Highest Morningstar Rating for Wallick Investments’ Fidelis

 

Only the top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars.* 1 of only 7 RIA firms in SC to receive Morningstar Separate Account Ratings, Wallick Investments, LLC’s…

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Fiscal and economic expert talks about the national Debt at Presbyterian College

 

Fiscal and economic expert Romina Boccia considered three big questions during her recent lecture at Presbyterian College. She asked, “Does the nation’s fiscal situation look good or bad? What does…

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United Community Bank Ranks in Top 25 on Forbes List of America’s Best 100 Banks

 

United Community Banks, Inc. was recently recognized as one of America’s best banks by Forbes magazine for the seventh consecutive year. “America’s Best Banks 2020,” an article written by Antoine…

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New board members elected, community supporters honored at Senior Resources’ 52nd Annual Meeting

 

The Board of Directors at Senior Resources held its 52nd Annual Meeting on January 31, 2020, to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, elect new board members and recognize the…

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South Carolina Federal selects My Sister’s House as 2020 Charity of Choice

 

My Sister’s House was selected as the 2020 charity of choice for the South Carolina Federal Foundation. The Foundation serves eight non-profits with one rotating, employee nominated non-profit being selected…

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Leading fiscal and economic expert to visit Presbyterian College to discuss the national debt

 

At $22 trillion, the U.S. national debt exceeds the size of the entire economy. That $67,000 per person share of the national debt is larger than a typical family’s total…

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Brenton Mackie joins First Reliance Bank as Regional Executive Midlands, SC

 

Brenton “Brent” Mackie has joined First Reliance Bank as Regional Executive Midlands, South Carolina. Mackie is responsible for the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint in the Midlands…

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Southern First reports 2019 financial results

 

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, announced its financial results for the three-month period and year ended December 31, 2019. 2019 Fourth Quarter Highlights…

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United Community Bank strengthens community banking operations with addition of Keri Wise

 

United Community Bank has announced the addition of Keri Wise as Head of Retail Sales as part of their community banking leadership team. In this newly created role, Wise will…

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South Carolina Federal hosts retirement workshops through CFS*

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will host seven complimentary workshops on retirement basics, presented by CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS)*, beginning on February 10. In the workshops, CFS* investment advisors…

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South State and CenterState to combine in merger of equals to create leading southeast regional bank

 

Merger Creates the 8th Largest Bank Headquartered in the Southeast WINTER HAVEN, FL & COLUMBIA, SC – CenterState Bank Corporation, the parent company of CenterState Bank, and South State Corporation,…

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Lima One Capital appoints Josh Craig as Chief Revenue Officer

 

Lima One Capital, the nation’s premier lender for real estate investors, has expanded its executive leadership team and appointed industry veteran Josh Craig as its Chief Revenue Officer. In this…

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United Community Banks, Inc. reports fourth quarter results

 

United Community Banks, Inc. announced its fourth quarter financial results, including strong year-over-year loan and deposit growth, operating efficiency and asset quality. Diluted earnings per share were $0.61, an increase…

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CresCom Bank welcomes Doug Arseneau as Mortgage Loan Originator

 

 CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to welcome Doug Arseneau as a Mortgage Loan Originator in the Eastern South Carolina market. Based out…

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South Carolina Federal names new Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Lending

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has named a new Chief Operating Officer and added an employee to its senior management team. Trey Gantt has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer,…

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First Reliance Bank to concentrate resources on Mount Pleasant branch as sole location for the Charleston market

 

In concert with a banking industry trend to concentrate resources on its strongest branch locations, First Reliance Bank has announced that effective May of 2020, it will service the Charleston…

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SAFE Federal Credit Union gives $1.3 Million back to members

 

Members of SAFE Federal Credit Union received annual bonus dividends and interest rebates on December 31 totaling approximately $1.3 million. The payments were based on members’ account usage. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received…

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Recipient of Servant’s Heart Award chosen as next executive director for Family Promise of the Midlands

 

Jeff Armstrong, an experienced non-profit administrator, has been named executive director of Family Promise of the Midlands. Since 2016, he has served United Way of the Midlands in various capacities:…

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South State Bank names state & regional presidents, adds commercial & treasury talent

 

COLUMBIA, SC – South State Bank announced presidents of North Carolina and Virginia, in addition to two regional presidents. The bank continues to build its Commercial and Treasury teams with…

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New directors elected to AgFirst Farm Credit Bank board

 

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank stockholders have elected two new directors and re-elected three incumbent directors to four-year terms. A new outside director also has been appointed to the board. All…

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Robert Dozier joins First Reliance Bank as Chief Banking Officer

 

Robert Dozier has joined First Reliance Bank as Chief Banking Officer. Dozier is responsible for corporate strategy and the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint throughout the Carolinas.…

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announces new statewide Financial Literacy initiative

 

Goal is to energize and increase number of South Carolina teachers offering personal finance education in their classrooms South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis today announced the launch of the South…

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Regional Management Corp. announces appointment of Manish Parmar as new Chief Credit Risk Officer

 

GREENVILLE, SC  -Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM), a diversified consumer finance company, announced that it has appointed Manish Parmar as its new Chief Credit Risk Officer. His predecessor, Daniel J.…

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