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the new Cedar Street location is completed. (Rendering/Rush Dixon Architects)
Jun 10, 2024

Summerville bank begins construction of new office

The company will continue offering commercial banking services from their ...

Feb 20, 2024

South Carolina Federal Opens New Financial Center in Five Forks

N. Charleston, S.C. – South Carolina Federal Credit Union has opened its fourth financial center in the Greenville area at 2536 Woodruff Road in Simpsonville. The credit union’s Five Forks location features two teller stations for account transactions, five offices for new account and lending needs, a self-service Online Banking kiosk, four drive-thru lanes, and […]

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 anonymo[...]

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 25, 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 22, 2024

Southern First Reports Results for 2023

Greenville, South Carolina, January 18, 2024 – 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, stabili[...]

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 16, 2024

South Carolina Federal Now Accepting Applications for $45,000 in Scholarships

N. Charleston, S.C. – South Carolina Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 14th annual scholarship program. The credit union will award $45,000 to nine students attending a traditional or technical college in South Carolina for the fall 2024 semester. Applicants are asked to write a short essay about how their education will […]

Jan 12, 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,[...]

Dec 11, 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 30, 2023

REV Federal Credit Union Hosts Knockout Fraud Event

CHARLESTON, SC – REV Federal Credit Union teamed up with industry experts to host its second annual Knockout Fraud event. Knockout Fraud is a day-long awareness and prevention workshop that brings together seasoned professionals and renowned industry experts to tackle the pressing issues of Cybercrime, Risk management, Regulat[...]