Category Archives: Banking

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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Nate Barber Joins Board of Certified Development Corporation

[caption id="attachment_9676" align="alignleft" width="239"] Nate Barber[/caption] Nate Barber, senior vice president and community development officer at South State Bank in Columbia, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Certified Development Corporation of SC (CDC). Barber has been with South State Bank for 13 years in CRA and community development roles. He has an…
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Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, S.C., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Community Corporation, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina and the holding company of First Community Bank, is pleased to announce that longtime Augusta attorney and former Georgia lawmaker Edward J. Tarver has been elected to the Board of Directors of the company and the bank. Mr. Tarver recently served…
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GrandSouth Bank reports first-quarter growth

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 6, 2017 -- GrandSouth Bancorporation had another excellent quarter of growth in total assets ending March 31, 2017.  Our investment into three new markets combined with organic growth in our legacy offices produced asset growth of approximately 28.4% year over year.  Total assets grew from $435.8 million as of March 31, 2016…
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SAFE Names New Executive VP

SUMTER, South Carolina, May 2, 2017 – Michael Baker, who has worked at SAFE Federal Credit Union for more than 16 years, has been named SAFE’s executive vice president. [caption id="attachment_9180" align="alignleft" width="210"] Michael Baker[/caption] Baker, most recently vice president of operations, now oversees a broad range of the growing credit union’s services and operations.…
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