Category Archives: Banking

Regional bank executive Hammond Edwards joins Resource Financial Services

Resource Financial Services, a privately owned mortgage banker headquartered in Columbia, SC, announced today that Hammond Edwards, a banking executive with more than 30 years experience, has joined their team as a mortgage banker. Edwards will use his extensive knowledge to advise Resource Financial customers on mortgages and refinancing while helping them achieve their financial…
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Bochette Named Treasurer for South State Corporation

COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) announced that William C. Bochette III has been named treasurer. [caption id="attachment_8527" align="alignleft" width="480"] William C. Bochette III, Executive Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer, South State Corporation[/caption] With 28 years of experience in the banking industry, Bochette has served in several positions for community banks, including CEO,…
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First Reliance Bank Announces New Board Chairman

FLORENCE, S.C., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Reliance Bank has announced the appointment of J. Munford Scott, Jr. as Chairman of the Board.  Scott has served as a Director of First Reliance Bank since January 2007 and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Scott is currently serving as Florence County Probate Judge. Before his election Judge…
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First Reliance reports record pretax income of $1.4 million for 4th quarter

FLORENCE, S.C. -- First Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: FSRL), the holding company (the "Company") for First Reliance Bank (the "Bank"), reported fourth quarter 2016 pre-tax profits of $1,441,795. This is the 12th consecutive quarter of profitability which continues to be fueled by strong loan and deposit growth, and expanding operating efficiencies. In the fourth quarter…
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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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