South Carolina Federal completes third merger of 2020

  November 2, 2020

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is proud to announce its completed merger with Charleston County Teachers Federal Credit Union. This is South Carolina Federal’s third merger this year after merging…

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Beneficiary Designations: Why your Will and Trusts Aren’t Enough

  October 29, 2020

By Anne Marie E. Ashworth, CFP® When developing a comprehensive estate plan, it is critical to understand which, if any, of your assets have (or could have) a beneficiary designated.…

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Countybank Foundation donates $1,000 to Gateway

  October 28, 2020

The Countybank Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Gateway, a Clubhouse Model rehabilitation program. Marko Huttunen, Vice President of Professional and Executive Banking for Countybank, presented the check on behalf of…

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Liberty Hall Capital Partners appoints Michael J. Warren as Partner

  October 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC – Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, announced today the appointment of Michael…

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Southern First reports results for third quarter 2020

  October 27, 2020

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three- and nine-month period ended September 30, 2020. “I am proud…

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Commonwealth Financial Group

  October 23, 2020

Commonwealth Financial Group is a comprehensive financial planning firm built on a vision to reinvent the way clients receive financial services. We are committed to serving our clients’ vision through…

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United Community Banks, Inc. reports third quarter results

  October 21, 2020

United Community Banks, Inc. reported third quarter financial results, including solid year-over-year loan and deposit growth and record operating efficiency. United delivered net income of $47.6 million and pre-tax pre-provision…

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South Carolina Federal hires SVP of Marketing

  October 9, 2020

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has hired Kristy Vasquez to serve as its new senior vice president of marketing. Vasquez joins the credit union with 28 years of experience in…

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Greenville Financial Empowerment Center announces 2 new certified counselors

  October 9, 2020

Greenville Financial Empowerment Center (Greenville FEC), a program of the Greenville County Human Relations Commission, announces Sheryl Hanshaw and James Cooley as its newest certified Financial Empowerment Counselors. Sheryl Hanshaw…

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Melissa D. Bane joins Greenwood Capital ownership team

  October 8, 2020

Greenwood Capital is pleased to announce that Melissa D. Bane, Senior Private Client Advisor, joined the ranks of Greenwood Capital employee ownership on October 1, 2020. “This opportunity and honor…

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Countybank’s Laura Beth Brooks receives officer appointment

  September 23, 2020

Countybank announced that Laura Beth Brooks has been appointed Assistant Vice President by the Board of Directors. Additionally, Brooks has been promoted to a new role, Corporate Governance Manager. In…

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Tax tips and reminders for extension filers: returns due October 15

  September 17, 2020

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds taxpayers who filed for an extension that their Individual Income Tax returns are due October 15. Here are some tips and reminders…

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union

  September 11, 2020

Connect with South Carolina Federal Credit Union for products, services and financial literacy. More than 165,000 members and $2 billion strong, the member-owned cooperative operates 24 offices in five major…

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Southern First Bank announces new headquarters to be built in Greenville

  September 11, 2020

Southern First Bank (NASDAQ: SFST), the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, has announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in Greenville, SC. The new headquarters, situated at the…

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Synovus announces quarterly dividends

  September 4, 2020

The Board of Directors of Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV) has declared the following quarterly dividends: $0.33 per share on the company’s common stock, payable on October 1, 2020, to…

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2020 Official SC TOP 25 Fastest Growing Companies

  September 1, 2020

The Official 2020 SC TOP25 Fastest Growing Companies are Announced Now in its 19th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to…

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2020 Official SC TOP 25 Fastest Growing Companies

  September 1, 2020

The Official 2020 SC TOP25 Fastest Growing Companies are Announced Now in its 19th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to…

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2020 Official SC TOP 25 Fastest Growing Companies

  September 1, 2020

The Official 2020 SC TOP25 Fastest Growing Companies are Announced Now in its 19th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to…

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Resource Financial Services receives Fannie Mae approval

  August 25, 2020
Resource Financial Services

Resource Financial Services, South Carolina’s largest privately owned mortgage banker, today announced it has been approved by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). This distinction allows the mortgage bank…

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First Community names Chief Mortgage Banking Officer

  August 19, 2020

First Community Bank announced that Narin Seera has joined the bank as Chief Mortgage Banking Officer. In his new role, Mr. Seera will be responsible for leading First Community’s mortgage…

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AgFirst Farm Credit Bank ~ Featured Listing

  August 18, 2020

THE AGFIRST DIFFERENCE AgFirst Farm Credit Bank is committed to helping our Association partners fulfill the Farm Credit mission of supporting rural communities and agriculture every day. The relationship we…

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