Chester County Economic Development

Banking That Instills Trust

Close proximity to Charlotte magnifies our own business strengths, particularly in terms of finance and trade. Charlotte continues to serve as the nation’s second largest financial center and sixth largest trade center. Locally, we operate five different banks and financial institutions, the largest being First Citizens Bank.

First Citizens Bank
The second largest FDIC bank headquartered in South Carolina, First Citizens offers four Chester County offices serving Chester, Great Falls, and Lewisville. With roots dating back to 1913, First Citizens serves customers in South Carolina and Georgia through an extensive network of branches and ATMs. In addition to a wide range of banking services for individuals and businesses, First Citizens offers brokerage and investment services through First Citizens Securities Corporation, as well as wealth management, trust, and retirement services for customers. With these capabilities, First Citizens provides the products and services of a large institution while ensuring competent, personal, and urgent attention to customers' needs. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., First Citizens is a subsidiary of First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc., a bank holding company with more than $6 billion in assets.

Spratt Savings & Loan
Chartered as a mutual savings and loan bank in 1892, Spratt Savings & Loan is the only financial institution headquartered in Chester. With two locations in Chester and Great Falls, Spratt Savings & Loan offers outstanding customer service, and continually expands its products and services to meet customer needs.

Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust, and wealth management solutions. As of September 30, 2008, BB&T Corporation had $137 billion in assets. The bank staffs approximately 1,500 banking offices in 11 states plus Washington, D.C., and has 31,000 employees.

Founders Federal Credit Union
For more than 50 years, Founders Federal Credit Union, one of the nation's largest credit unions, has been dedicated to providing unparalleled, personalized service and financial products to its members and their families. Current President and CEO Bruce Brumfield oversees more than 1,025 Business Partners, 25 offices, and three service centers in North and South Carolina. Founders operates with over 500 employees, more than 170,000 members, and more than $1.4 billion in assets.

ArrowPointe Credit Union
ArrowPointe prides itself in treating customers as valued members of a community rather than just an account number. Dedicated to helping customers find the right financial solutions for their current and future needs, ArrowPointe offers a full range of online and onsite banking services and loans with highly competitive rates. Specializing in regional business, the credit union offers four locations in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Catawba and Great Falls.

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