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Top Six Ways to Boost Home Value in 2022 (03.31.2022)

Thinking of selling? Here are the home renovations that have the highest ROI in South Carolina.

The Best Mount Pleasant Experience (02.28.2022)

Nothing characterizes the dynamic and exciting environment of Mount Pleasant more than it landing at #5 on the Top Boomtowns in America as ranked by SmartAsset.

Obtaining A Mortgage In Greenville, SC (01.27.2022)

Greenville is the sort of thriving, dynamic city that draws people from all walks of life, with something to do for just about everyone.

The Benefits of Local Banking For Small Business (12.24.2021)

Choosing to bank with a local bank yields some surprising benefits over and above the larger national competitors.

Avoiding Charity Scams During The Holidays (11.30.2021)

The holidays are a time of joy and giving for many. As the world returns to the closest semblance of normal that seems possible, some seek to once again take advantage of a time of warm feelings and giving hearts.

Three Signs A Phone Call Or Text Message Is A Scam (10.28.2021)

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and whether we like it or not, we are all on the front lines battling digital scams.

Buying Versus Leasing - Commercial Real Estate (09.30.2021)

A wide range of businesses require commercial space for operations. If you need a brick-and-mortar storefront, factory, or office space in which to conduct business, it’s time to consider the merits of buying as compared to leasing your commercial space.

Demystifying Your Credit Score (08.25.2021)

A credit score can be your ticket to a new credit card, car loan, or mortgage. It can also be a ticket to a rejection if you don’t work diligently to maintain your credit score.

Real Mortgage Tips for First-Time Homebuyers (07.27.2021)

Determining the right loan is difficult enough, but navigating rates, fees, and loan types can be downright perplexing. Check out these helpful first-time homebuyer tips to help you land the perfect home.

How To Choose A Mortgage Banker in South Carolina (06.28.2021)

Aside from choosing the right home, selecting the right Mortgage Banker is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in the home purchase process. Learn more about finding the right Mortgage Banker in South Carolina.

How To Maximize Your Digital Banking (05.14.2021)

As little as even 10 years ago, banking still primarily revolved around in-branch experiences where you would need to make a quick trip to the local branch to deposit even the smallest of checks, but things have begun to change when it comes to digital banking.

How To Apply For Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness (04.27.2021)

After your Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loan hopefully helped you weather at least some of the economic storm that is COVID-19, it is now time to start thinking about PPP loan forgiveness.

Five Types of Business Loans (03.24.2021)

Good news, as business owner, you have access to several types of business loans that can help jumpstart or grow your business.

How To Build & Use Your Emergency Fund (02.22.2021)

Recent events have proven the unpredictable to almost be predictable these days. See how you can better prepare yourself for the unexpected with an emergency fund.

Five Tips for Budgeting in 2021 (01.20.2021)

A budget will help you stay on track in the new year. In fact, there is no better plan than to have a plan for where your money goes. See these five tips that provide some key areas to focus on when you budget your money.

First Palmetto Bank Employee Experiences (12.30.2020)

If you can imagine working in a tight-knit community where everyone knows everybody else, then you can envision working at First Palmetto Bank.

How Mobile Banking Helps Your Business Grow (11.30.2020)

Options like mobile deposit and transfer enables you to operate your business on the go. Learn how First Palmetto Bank's Business Mobile App can enhance your business operations and give you a little time back along the way!

Five Things To Do If You Are Scammed (10.22.2020)

If you are caught in the net of an online scammer, do not panic! Here are five things that you can do to mitigate the damage the scammer can do to your financial status.

Tips to Spot the Scammer (10.16.2020)

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the report on fraud estimates indicated that American consumers lost around $1.9 billion to phishing scams and other fraud activity in 2019. Learn how to spot the scammer and avoid becoming a victim!

I Want A Mortgage: What Are The Types Of Mortgages? (09.21.2020)

The exact requirements to open a business bank account will vary. Unlike a person opening a personal bank account, there are many ways in which your business may be structured.

What Do I Need To Open A Business Bank Account? (09.10.2020)

The exact requirements to open a business bank account will vary. Unlike a person opening a personal bank account, there are many ways in which your business may be structured.

What Do I Need To Open A Personal Account? (07.28.2020)

Opening a personal bank account at any bank will require some government-mandated pieces of information. This is true whether you visit the branch just down the street or apply for a new, online bank account.

What Can I Use a Savings Account For? (07.21.2020)

The idea of a savings account is almost so simple that it is easy to overlook the many available uses to improve your financial situation. 

The Six First Palmetto Bank Core Values (06.24.2020)

At First Palmetto Bank, our core values define who we are, how we got here, and what we strive to become. See what makes us your local choice for a banking relationship like no other.

The Six Bank Account Choices You Need to Know (06.16.2020)

Just knowing the differences between bank account choices enables you to better manage your money and make more informed decisions about your future.