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Friday, August 23, 2019

Southern First announces 2018 Q1 earnings

The net income increased 68 percent to $5.2 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared with $3.1 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.

United Community Banks Inc. announces 2018 Q1 earnings

United Community Banks Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) has announced its first-quarter 2018 financial results. The bank's net income was $37.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted share,...

The Spark: Happenings in Upstate Biz with Trevor Anderson

Just as it occurs in life, culture in business doesn’t just evolve overnight.

GrandSouth Bankcorp. reports $703.1M in total assets growth during Q1

Bank officials said the asset growth has been driven by a 5.39 percent increase in gross loans, with the new markets of Orangeburg, Columbia, and Charleston representing 72.25 percent of the growth.  

Southern First Bank expands to greater Triad market

The Greenville-based bank is expanding to the greater Triad market by opening a branch in Greensboro, North Carolina.

UCAN celebrates 10 years in the Upstate

2008 is most remembered for the financial crisis that gripped the world economy, but out of that turmoil, our fledgling startup has survived to help grow a more efficient and sustainable marketplace for early-stage capital in our region.

The new tax benefits of the 529 College Savings Plan

Are you a parent or grandparent of a child attending private school? If so, I have good news for you

Harton named CEO of United Community Banks Inc.

Georgia-based United Community Banks Inc., the holding company for United Community Bank, announced Monday, April 2, it plans to appoint Lynn Harton as its CEO.

Greenville Federal Credit Union celebrates Golden Anniversary by reflecting on history...

For Greenville Federal Credit Union, much has changed since its creation in 1968 and only a $45 deposit to savings. But not everything has changed.

Do you have an estate plan for your digital assets?

By Rob DeHollander, managing principal, DeHollander & Janse Financial Group “Being famous on Instagram is basically the same thing as being rich in Monopoly.” I’m not...

United Community Bank headquarters breaks ground in Spartanburg

The revitalization of a major gateway to downtown Spartanburg is moving forward. Georgia-based United Community Bank (UCB) broke ground Wednesday, Feb. 28, on its new...

Early returns show C-corps and international companies most impacted by tax...

By Danielle Besser, public relations coordinator, Upstate SC Alliance “Did we really get tax reform this time?” asked GreerWalker partner Barry Leasure as he opened...

The recent market correction feels different, but is it?

By Camp R. Wynn, CFA, principal and trust officer, Colonial Trust The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Jan. 26. By midday Feb. 9, it...

Carolina Alliance Bank’s earnings increased 70 percent during fourth quarter

Spartanburg-based CAB Financial Corp., the holding company for Carolina Alliance Bank, said Monday, Feb. 12, its earnings increased 70 percent during the fourth quarter. The...

Steps to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of tax...

By Robert DeHollander, CFP®, AIF®, CRPC® Managing principal, DeHollander & Janse Financial Group There has been a lot of chatter regarding the recent Tax Cuts...

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