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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Five tips to stay safe while online shopping

By Michelle Seaver If you’re like most people these days, you will do at least some of your holiday shopping on the Internet. Nearly $1...

Southern First Bank reports 35 percent earnings increase for third quarter

The Grenville-based bank continues to generate record earnings.

Winter Is Coming…Are You Prepared?

By Brian Boughner Ned Stark definitely knew something when he declared, “Winter Is Coming.”   Is the same true today with our economy and markets? Is winter...

Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank announces merger with Park National Corp.

The merger, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

Lynn Harton, United Community Banks’ new CEO, looks beyond the numbers

Lynn Harton, the new chief executive officer at United Community Bank Inc., has always been a rolling stone — until UCB.

South State Bank plans for continued success upon president and CEO’s...

John Windley, a banking veteran of 43 years, has announced his retirement as president and CEO of South State Bank after serving 12 years in...

Bitcoin crypto: Should you invest?

By Brian Boughner “Should I own a cryptocurrency?” is by far one of the questions I’m asked most these days. Go to any party or...

What you need to know about credit scores, credit reports

By Robert DeHollander As consumers and business owners, we know that having a good credit score is important. Your credit score plays a major role...

Greenwood-based Countybank acquires B.A. Bennett Insurance

A year after opening branch offices in Greer and Anderson, Greenwood-based Countybank is once again expanding its footprint in the Upstate market.

Capital Bank names new market president for Upstate

Kin Britton, who joined the bank’s Spartanburg office in 2010, will be responsible for all lines of business including private client, commercial, and small business banking.

Equity and debt capital: The 2 basic sources of capital for...

A common challenge many business owners and entrepreneurs face is raising capital to support an expanding enterprise or selling a portion of their ownership interest to diversify their net worth.

The American idea of financial success: How much is enough?

I recently came across a study that caught my attention. A national bank conducted a survey in which they asked Americans about their finances.

Asset-based lending a financing solution for Upstate building-supply industry

As residents can attest, recent growth in the Upstate region has been pronounced and can largely be attributed to the influx of corporations, additional job opportunities and the attractive quality of life the region offers.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser

There is no end to the places we can go to find opinions on what to do with our money.

Southern First Bank continues record-setting run with 2018 Q2 earnings

“Our expansion philosophy has always been — right market, right time, but only with the right bankers,” Southern First CEO Art Seaver said.

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