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Feb 15, 2024

Glassdoor Names South Carolina Federal a Best Place to Work in 2024

N. Charleston, S.C. –  South Carolina Federal Credit Union has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, ranking No.13 out of 50 among organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees. The 2024 Best Places to Work were determined by reviews employees posted on Glassdoor over the past year, where they provided anony[...]

Jan 26, 2024

TD Bank Targets $20 Billion to Spark Economic Opportunities for Low- and Moderate-Income, Diverse and Underserved Communities

Community Impact Plan continues TD’s local engagement with three-year roadmap • $10B in support of residential lending for LMI and/or minority borrowers • $7.5B in community lending and investment • $2.8B in small business lending • $70MM in CRA-related philanthropy Jan. 24, 2024 – TD Bank, America’s Most C[...]

Jan 26, 2024

First Reliance Bank Promotes Shanell Cook To Treasury Services Officer

Shanell Cook has been promoted to Treasury Services Officer for the Winston-Salem branch. As Treasury Services Officer, she supports the team’s effort to grow the bank’s deposit base through treasury service products. Additionally, she supports team members and clients in the First Reliance footprint with treasury management[...]

Jan 25, 2024

Rick Saunders, CEO and Founder, Joins MUSC Children’s Health Fund Advisory Board of Directors as Director

Rick Saunders, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of First Reliance, has been appointed to the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Health Fund Advisory as Director. As a Board member, Rick, a loyal advocate of the Children’s Hospital within the community, will advise on financial responsibilities with developmen[...]

Jan 22, 2024

Southern First Reports Results for 2023

Greenville, South Carolina – Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023. “We are pleased with our fourth quarter results as we saw further growth in book value, stability in net interest[...]

Jan 18, 2024

First Reliance Partners with Apiture for Digital Banking Platform

First Reliance Bank is pleased to announce that through our partnership with Apiture, Apiture has received an award, marking its third consecutive win for digital banking innovation. The awards program celebrates outstanding achievements in banking technology implementations and innovations. Apiture earned the distinction for sp[...]

Jan 11, 2024

First Reliance Bank founder’s father leaves a legacy

Freddie Saunders, 86, of Florence, South Carolina, died peacefully on January 9, 2024, at the McLeod Health Hospice Care. Freddie was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on May 24, 1937, to the late Carl Frasier Saunders, Sr., and Martha Gardner Saunders. He is survived by his brothers, Carl Frasier Saunders, Jr. and Jimmy Saunders, and […]

Jan 10, 2024

First Community Bank Announces Leadership Moves

First Community Bank is pleased to announce promotions and additions to its executive leadership team. Effective July 1, 2024, J. Ted Nissen will become CEO of First Community Bank while still retaining the role of president and will also be joining First Community’s board of directors. Effective January 1, 2024, Drew Painter [...]

Jan 8, 2024

AgFirst welcomes Irvinder Singh as new Chief Information Officer

COLUMBIA, SC – AgFirst Farm Credit Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Irvinder Singh as Chief Information Officer, effective Jan. 1. Singh joined AgFirst in July 2023 as the Principal Director of Technology responsible for overseeing upgrades of the Bank’s technology infrastructure, digital banking and client-facing applications. In addition to his new role […]

Dec 8, 2023

Steve Howard Joins Reliance Bank As Market President For The Lake Norman/Charlotte Market

Steve Howard has joined First Reliance Bank as Market President for the Lake Norman/Charlotte Market where he will be responsible for the strategic market expansion of the bank’s footprint. As he oversees all lines of business, including personal banking, business and commercial banking, investments, and treasury services, he [...]

Nov 15, 2023

Arthur State Bank Hires Experienced Commercial Banking Officer in Columbia, South Carolina

Arthur State Bank, a community bank with 18 local branches in South Carolina, is pleased to announce the hire of Ashley Rider as commercial banking officer for its Columbia, South Carolina, locations. Rider brings more than 25 years of industry experience. A University of South Carolina graduate and Columbia native, Rider return[...]

Nov 10, 2023

Mark Schepp Joins First Reliance Bank

Mark Schepp has joined First Reliance Bank as Vice President Residential Lending Specialist where he will work out of the Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Corporate Center location in Mount Pleasant, SC. He will establish and maintain mortgage banking relationships with referral partners and new clients. “Mark’s depth of mortgage lendin[...]