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About First Palmetto Bank

Folks have been banking with First Palmetto Bank since 1904. Learn more about our storied tradition as what began in 1904 grew to become a bank with branches all across South Carolina.

Our History and Who We Are Today

The Wateree Building & Land Association was organized September 21, 1904 in Camden, South Carolina, with the declared purpose of promoting home ownership by lending to local residents. Over time and across multiple generations, this vision expanded in size and scope, but the legacy of encouraging saving while lending to local families, small businesses and communities remains the same.

Today, now known as First Palmetto Bank, one of South Carolina’s oldest financial institutions remains headquartered in the state’s oldest inland city of Camden. First Palmetto has grown to become one of the largest locally owned full-service financial institutions headquartered in South Carolina, with twenty-three branch locations across the state. The Bank offers a variety of loan, deposit and online products, and remains committed to providing superior service in assisting others with achieving their financial goals.