Category Archives: Banking

Tanya Butts joins First Community Bank as COO

(Lexington, SC) – First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Tanya Butts has joined its executive leadership team in the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer & Chief Risk Officer. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, she will lead a team responsible for the day-to-day operational activities…
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Montague Laffitte named executive vice president of South State Bank

COLUMBIA, SC –  South State Bank announced that R. Montague Laffitte III has been named executive vice president. Laffitte joined South State in 2002 as a credit analyst and management associate. He later moved into the Private Banking division in 2004 as assistant vice president. In 2006 Laffitte moved to the Forest Acres market, where…
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Richland Northeast student Teniqua Reddy designs new debit card

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 7, 2016 – There’s a new way to show school pride at Richland Northeast High School. Students, teachers, and others can now get their own student-designed SAFE Federal Credit Union debit card. The card, designed by Richland Northeast junior Teniqua Reddy, was unveiled Friday in a special event at the SAFE…
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CresCom Bank welcomes Kay Pearce as part-time teller in Cayce

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 29, 2016 – CresCom Bank, the community-banking leader within the Carolinas, welcomes Kay Pearce as a part-time teller in the Cayce branch. With this new hire, Pearce rejoins the workforce after retiring from NBSC as a senior teller. “We’re pleased to welcome these new team members to our CresCom Bank branches,” said…
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First Reliance reports record 3Q pretax profit of $1.6 million

FLORENCE, S.C., Oct. 31, 2016 -- First Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: FSRL), the holding company (the "Company") for First Reliance Bank (the "Bank"), reported third quarter 2016 pre-tax profits of $1,592,616.  This is the 11th consecutive quarter of profitability which continues to be fueled by strong loan and deposit growth, and expanding operating efficiencies. In…
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South State Bank introduces disaster recovery programs for customers

(COLUMBIA – November 2, 2016) South State Bank will provide assistance to individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew by introducing new disaster recovery programs for customers. The Disaster Relief Personal Loan and Catastrophe Savings Account (CSA) are designed to assist customers with recovery efforts following the recent hurricane and subsequent flooding. The programs are available in…
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Ameris Bank welcomes De’Laine Law as new mortgage banker

Columbia, SC – Ameris Bank Mortgage Services is pleased to announce that De’Laine Law has joined the Ameris Bank team. As a Mortgage Banker, De’Laine will be responsible for growing Ameris Bank’s Mortgage Services in the Columbia market. With over 22 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry, De’Laine is committed to helping people achieve…
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S.C. bankers work to improve financial literacy across state

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina bankers spoke before more than 60,000 individuals this past year on the importance of good credit and other basic financial facts and concepts, continuing long-standing efforts at improving financial literacy across the Palmetto State. Financial literacy has been a key point of emphasis for the South Carolina Bankers Association and…
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BB&T reports earnings of $541 million, up 19%; Record revenue up 18%

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today reported quarterly earnings for the second quarter of 2016. Net income available to common shareholders was $541 million, up 19.2% from the second quarter of 2015. Earnings per diluted common share were $0.66 for the second quarter of 2016. Excluding merger-related and restructuring…
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CresCom Bank adds Pamela Poole to Cayce branch

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 29, 2016 – CresCom Bank, the community-banking leader within the Carolinas, welcomes Pamela Poole, who serves as a customer service representative at the bank’s Cayce branch location. She is a retiree of Congaree Bank, serving in multiple financial roles, and following CresCom Bank’s acquisition of Congaree Bank, continued to lend her banking…
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