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Banking & Finance

Aug 28, 2023

Georgia-based bank moves corporate headquarters to Spartanburg

This latest branch opening continues the bank's goal of filling the community banking gap in South Carolina by opening new branches across the Upstate region, according to a news release.

Aug 2, 2023

Wells Fargo donates $60M for program to help former inmates

Former inmates returning to the community will be able to get help and workforce training through a new program coming to South Carolina.

Jul 24, 2023

How these military veterans built a 9-figure company in Greenville

With an honorable discharge separating their past from their future, John Warren and John Thompson thought they were ready to take on the business world. But they both learned they had more challenges to overcome.

Jul 10, 2023

Bank acquires 44K-square-foot office campus in Duncan for expansion

The acquisition accelerates the bank's growth plans in the Upstate and beyond.

Jun 15, 2023

Heres the $51M HQ that will anchor Greenville County Square

A capital lending firm announced on Thursday its plans to expand its U.S. headquarters to the County Square project under development in Greenville.

Jun 1, 2023

Greenville nonprofit dedicated to veteran assistance awarded part of $7M grant

Upstate Warrior Solution is one of the beneficiaries of $7 million in awards from the TD Charitable Foundation. Grants totaling $175,000 will support the Upstate group’s effort to help veteran families over the next 18 months.

May 15, 2023

Greenville-based Southern First Bank appoints chief financial officer

For the past 11 years the executive has served as chief financial officer of SouthCrest Bank and SouthCrest Financial Group.

May 4, 2023

The Southern Bank names new executive VP, chief administrative officer

The Spartanburg location of the Georgia-based bank is under construction and will be the second location in South Carolina in addition to Greenville.

Apr 7, 2023

SEC charges Pendleton man for alleged $20M Ponzi scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday charges against Michael J. French, of Pendleton, and two companies controlled by him, MJF Holdings LLC and MJF Capital LLC, for allegedly defrauding investors and misappropriati

Mar 1, 2023

Greenville entrepreneur launches $30K startup competition

When Erik Weir was 5 years old, he started selling lemonade. It was a speech impediment that fueled the fire leading to his entrepreneurial success.

Feb 14, 2023

Greenville bank makes $116M merger plan with First Miami Bancorp

United Community Banks Inc. and First Miami Bancorp Inc. have reached a definitive merger agreement for Greenville-based United Community Bank to purchase First Miami in an all-stock transaction valued at almost $116 million. First Mi

Feb 13, 2023

How this bank plans to grow in Greenville, Charleston

With approximately 1,100 financial centers already in business nationwide, an Ohio-based bank plans to expand further in the Southeast.