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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fees vs. Commissions

Is your financial advisor's compensation aligned with your best interests?

Sharonview Federal Credit Union opening new Spartanburg branch

Sharonview Federal Credit Union will open its new 2,300-square-foot branch on Wednesday, April 19, at Hillcrest shopping center between Chico’s and Salons by JC.

Accounting in the 21st Century

It may be time to consider immersing yourself in the language of business.

Greenwood-based Countybank to add two branches in Greer and Anderson

Greenwood-based Countybank has announced it will open two new branch offices in May at 103 N. Main St. in Greer and 300 N. Main St. in Anderson. Both locations are expected to open in mid-May.

Federal regulators levy fines against CertusBank founders, former execs

Former execs fined more than $55,000 without admitting wrongdoing. Feds cite excessive spending and "reckless unsafe or unsound practices."

BB&T plans $30M, 140,000 SF facility in Mauldin

BB&T Corp. plans a mortgage servicing center in Mauldin that will house more than 600 employees, currently at the bank's Collage Street building in Greenville, company officials said.

ScanSource reports higher 2Q net income

Greenville-based technology products provider delivers "strong bottom-line results," CEO says. Net sales decline to $904.8 million.

Carolina Alliance Bank reports earnings increase for 2016

Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank said its net income for the year was $4.1 million, compared with $1.8 million in 2015. The bank attributed the increase to its merger with PBSC Financial Corp. and Pinnacle Bank of South Carolina, which closed in October 2015.

United Community Banks reports higher 4Q earnings

Diluted earnings per share were up 52 percent, to 38 cents, from fourth quarter 2015. Excluding merger-related and other non-operating charges, diluted operating EPS were up 21 percent, to 40 cents.

Southern First reports higher 4Q earnings

Gross loans, total deposits increase for Greenville-based bank company. Company CEO Art Seaver lauds Southern First team, anticipates opening of new office in Triangle region of North Carolina.

Pinnacle Financial Partners agrees to acquire BNC Bancorp in $1.9B bank...

Merger affects Greenville bank landscape. BNC expanded in Greenville acquisition of former CertusBank assets.

VentureSouth posts record year in 2016

The angel group said it invested more than $4 million in Southeastern startups in 2016, a record for the early-stage investment firm, and a 15 percent increase over the prior year.

Cover your assets by adjusting personal insurance based on wealth needs

Risks like loss of income, longevity, disability and death can all be better planned for with the use of insurance as an integrated, not separate, part of your investment plan.

Carolina Alliance Bank hopes to form holding company

Pending regulatory and shareholder approval, the bank's current CEO and founder John Poole will transition to serve as chief executive of new holding company. The bank's headquarters will remain in Spartanburg.

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