Category Archives: Banking

Southern First Named a Top Performing Bank by Sandler O’Neill

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, has been named by Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. as one of the nation's top performing small-cap banks and thrifts, included in the firm's Sm-All Stars Class of 2019. Southern First was also included in the Sm-All Stars Class of 2015. The 2019…
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South Carolina Federal Expands Services to Lexington

(N. Charleston, S.C.) – 9/26/2019 –South Carolina Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of a Lexington, South Carolina financial center to its portfolio. The financial center is located at 5075 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072. This location will feature two drive-thru lanes, an ATM, a self-service station, state-of-the-art security features and a…
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SAFE Federal Credit Union Selects Steve Heinemann as Assistant Vice President of Mortgage Services

SUMTER, South Carolina, August 13, 2019 – Steve Heinemann has been selected as Assistant Vice President of Mortgage Services for SAFE Federal Credit Union. [caption id="attachment_24201" align="alignleft" width="240"] Steve Heinemann[/caption] Prior to joining SAFE, Heinemann spent most of his lending career in the Michigan area, where he worked for some of the nation’s largest mortgage…
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Eric Schelble Joins United Community Bank in Columbia

United Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Schelble as Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager. Schelble is the fourth person to join United’s newly launched team in the Midlands. [caption id="attachment_24127" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eric Schelble[/caption] “Eric is a creative thinker with close community ties, and we are very excited to welcome him to…
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SAFE Federal Credit Union Recognized for Hurricane Relief and Community Commitment

SUMTER, South Carolina, August 1, 2019– SAFE Federal Credit Union’s response to Hurricane Florence has earned it the 2019 Editor’s Choice Award for Community Commitment from CardRates.com. Through its sale of emergency lanterns, SAFE donated $25,000 to disaster relief following Hurricane Florence. The 2018 storm dealt limited damage to South Carolina but brought widespread flooding…
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Mike Dowling Named Chief Operating Officer Of Southern First

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael D. Dowling (47) to Chief Operating Officer. He will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the company. [caption id="attachment_23677" align="alignleft" width="225"] Mike Dowling, Southern First Bank Chief Operating Officer[/caption] Dowling has been an…
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United Community Banks, Inc. Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) (“United”) today announced its second quarter financial results, including solid year-over-year loan and deposit growth, improved operating efficiency and strong asset quality. Diluted earnings per share were $0.55, an increase of $0.06 or 12% from a year ago. Excluding merger-related and other charges, diluted operating earnings per share were…
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