First Palmetto Named South Carolina’s Best Small Bank

Newsweek magazine recently named First Palmetto Bank as South Carolina’s Best Small Bank (2021) in its inaugural ranking of America's Best Banks. Small banks were defined as those with less than $10 billion in assets, which includes all banks headquartered within the state.

The rankings reflect the financial institutions that best serve their customers’ needs in today’s challenging times.

"We are honored to have been named one of America's Best Banks by Newsweek," said First Palmetto President Samuel R. Small, Jr. “For over 115 years, we have maintained a strong community banking presence with a focus on customer service. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, as well as our efforts to provide high-quality products and services to all of those we serve.”

About First Palmetto Bank: Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Camden, First Palmetto Bank has expanded to 23 locations serving the financial needs of consumers, small businesses, and communities across South Carolina. Additional information may be found at

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