Category Archives: Banking

Southern First Hires New Executives

[gallery columns="2" size="full" link="file" ids="10761,10762"] Greenville, South Carolina, August 8, 2017 – Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce that J. Fitzhugh “Fitz” King and R. Seabrook “Brook” Moore have joined the bank as Team Leaders in the Columbia market. Fitz King, Senior Vice President and a native of…
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AgFirst hires two senior executives

COLUMBIA, SC – AgFirst Farm Credit Bank in Columbia has hired two new senior officers, Will Brown and Sam Esfahani. Brown is the bank’s new chief credit officer. He previously worked at First Citizens Bank & Trust of North Carolina, where he was involved in the integration of the wholesale functions between First Citizens’ North…
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Resource Financial Services Expands with New Mortgage Bankers and Locations

Resource Financial Services, an independently owned full-service mortgage company serving the southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of nine mortgage bankers and four new locations in the Carolinas to better serve their customers. Five experienced mortgage lenders from The Knorr Group in Harrisburg, North Carolina have joined the team at Resource Financial Services. The…
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Resource Financial Services expands with new mortgage bankers and locations

Resource Financial Services, an independently owned full-service mortgage company serving the southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of nine mortgage bankers and four new locations in the Carolinas to better serve their customers. Five experienced mortgage lenders from The Knorr Group in Harrisburg, North Carolina have joined the team at Resource Financial Services. The…
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SAFE Executive Named to National Panel

SUMTER, South Carolina, July 11, 2017 – Toby Hayes, vice president of marketing at SAFE Federal Credit Union, has been named to a national committee of credit union marketers that is addressing the issue of member loyalty. Hayes is one of about a dozen members of the committee, which consists of marketing executives from credit unions…
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SAFE Federal Credit Union Names Three Assistant VPs to Oversee Branches

SUMTER, South Carolina, July 24, 2017 – Three new assistant vice presidents have been named at SAFE Federal Credit Union, as the credit union reorganizes the oversight of its 19 branches throughout the Midlands. Jennifer Webb, Brandon Oliver, and Andrew Huckeba stepped into the new roles after serving as regional branch directors. They will share…
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First Community Bank Recognized for Outstanding Lending Services to Small Businesses

Lexington, S.C. (July 21, 2017) – First Community Bank was recently recognized as the number one third-party lender at the South Carolina Salute to Small Business. The event takes place annually during National Small Business Week and is a collaboration of the U.S. Small Business Administration, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce, South…
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Lamont Watson of Columbia Honored by Guild Mortgage

Named to Exclusive President’s Club, with $29 Million in Loans in 2016 Columbia, SC [June 20, 2017] – Guild Mortgage Co., one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage banking companies in the country, has named Lamont Watson of Columbia to its exclusive President’s Club, placing him in the in the top 9.7% of all Guild loan officers. Watson; NMLS ID…
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Jay Montgomery Named Vice President of Operations at SAFE Federal Credit Union

SUMTER, South Carolina, June 21, 2017 – Jay Montgomery, who has been with SAFE Federal Credit Union for nine years, has been named vice president of operations at the credit union. Montgomery succeeds Michael Baker, who recently moved up to the executive vice president position at SAFE. After joining SAFE as a management trainee following graduation from the…
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Owen Edwards of Columbia Honored by Guild Mortgage

Named to Exclusive Circle of Honor Club, with $24 Million in Loans in 2016 Columbia, SC [June 16, 2017] – Guild Mortgage Co., one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage banking companies in the country, has named Owen Edwards of Columbia to its exclusive Circle of Honor. Edwards; NMLS ID 219112, who has been with Guild…
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