South State Bank is headquartered in Columbia and is the largest bank in the state of South Carolina. It is also the 101st largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1934 and as of March of 2018, it had grown to 2,700 employees at 190 locations. South State Bank has an A+ health rating.
I joined south state Bank (known as first federal at the time) a little over a year ago. After a bad relationship with a previous bank I was a little nervous about trusting another bank. From the very beginning their employees were very friendly, patient, and willing to help. They helped me pick the best account to suit me, which just happen to be their first free checking. So I was happy to have a checking account with no monthly fee. I never had any problems with them at all and when it came time to find a new car they provided me with a loan at only 1.99 Apr. It has been well over a year and still love this bank.
South State Bank is a small, local bank that is starting to grow all over South Carolina. The people that work there are extremely friendly and make an effort to get to know you on a personal level. Every time I go in, the teller knows my name without even having to look it up. Their rates are competitive with other banks in the area. If possible, they will try to beat interest prices at other institutions in order to gain your business. The only downside is that there really are not any banks located out of South Carolina so traveling tends to be a little more difficult, especially if you were to run into an issue.
Great bank unless you like to use your debit cards.. I use my card and the next attempt it is blocked. Call the # provided and get told cards are reactivated after verifying the transaction. But then go to lunch with the family and get embarrassed because card is declined... Call back and asked did I use the card at this restaurant...yes I did and you declined it... We're sorry your card is really activated and good for use... Declined again.. And again and again... Call back did you attempt to charge at such and such... Yes I did and you declined it.. We're sorry cards are good now. No they aren't they still get declined..... Now I have to wait till Monday to go into a branch and get it straight cause it is a sat. And y'all aren't open so I am careless until Monday.... It is straight b.s. that every time the card is used I have to verify the purchase and card is blocked..
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at South State Bank. I primarily use South State Bank in order to deposit checks and for their debit card services. There have been times when I accidentally over drafted my account and after talking to my favorite representative, she had the overdraft charge cancelled. The overdraft was completely my fault, however, South State Bank was understanding of my situation and accommodated my needs. I have done business with larger banks and this is not the norm. When you are a client at South State Bank, you feel as if they really care about you.
|FDIC Certificate #||13425|
|Return on Assets - YTD||1.24%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||7.53%|
|Annual Interest Income||$138.0MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$14.69B$11.15B|
|Loans||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$10.63B$7.92B|
|Deposits||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$11.69B$9.06B|
|Equity Capital||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$2.41B$1.62B|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$49.3MM$43.0MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$42.7MM$38.8MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q1 2018vs Q1 2017||$11.1MM$20.0MM|
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