Category Archives: Banking

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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Southern First Reports Results For Second Quarter 2019

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019. 2019 Second Quarter Highlights • Net income improved to $7.2 million, a 31.4% increase over Q2 2018 • Diluted EPS improved to $0.93 per share, a 31.0% increase…
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SAFE Federal Credit Union Names Bruce Copeland VP of Marketing

SUMTER, South Carolina – SAFE Federal Credit Union has named Bruce Copeland their new Vice President of Marketing. Copeland joins SAFE Federal Credit Union from the Charleston, SC area where he most recently operated his own Marketing consultancy, MarCom Advisors. His prior experience includes a 26-year tenure at First Federal (now South State Bank) where…
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Thomas Anderson to lead Wells Fargo Commercial Banking in SC

20-year company veteran to lead recently expanded commercial operations in the Palmetto State Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) Commercial Banking announced that Thomas Anderson has been tapped to lead commercial banking operations for South Carolina where it has offices in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville serving business customers throughout the Palmetto State. He is based in Charleston.…
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United Community Bank Continues Growth with Columbia Expansion

United Community Bank has expanded its South Carolina presence with the recent addition of three well-known Columbia-based bankers to its growing team. Shannon Stephens, Austin McVay and Michael Glenn will spearhead operations for United in the Midlands while introducing the bank’s commercial lending capabilities to the market. United has more than 40 locations in South…
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FinTrust Capital Advisors Hosts Third Annual FinTrust Financial Forum

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 FinTrust Capital Advisors hosted an informative, collaborative conference focused on innovation and intellectual property at Zen in downtown Greenville. The FinTrust Financial Forum featured eight sessions, thirteen speakers, and nine discussion tables. The 200 guests included FinTrust clients and centers of influence from around the Southeast. Ken Segall delivered the…
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AllSouth Federal Credit Union Opens New Branch On North Beltline In Forest Acres

Columbia, SC – AllSouth Federal Credit Union has opened their new full-service branch located in Forest Acres at 2121 N. Beltline Boulevard in Columbia. The new location, designed by Lambert Architecture + Construction Services and built by Boyer Commercial Construction, features drive-thru services, ATM services, and Saturday hours. “We are excited to be a part…
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Southern First Hires Chief Banking Officer

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cal Hurst as Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. Hurst has worked in the banking industry for the past 13 years, helping clients grow their businesses and plan for their future. He is passionate about creating…
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Bank of America Private Bank Expands South Carolina Team

Bank of America Private Bank today announced two strategic new hires, emphasizing the firm’s ongoing commitment to the Columbia, South Carolina community. Columbia is home to 826,600 residents and boasts an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent, while household income growth is 2.6 percent, according to Forbes. “By bringing in our best professionals, we will…
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