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Charleston Area

Including Andrews, Charleston, Charleston AFB, Cottageville, Daniel Island, Edisto Island, Georgetown, Goose Creek, Greeleyville, Hanahan, and 20 other towns.

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Banking in the Charleston Area

For those residents who call Charleston, South Carolina home, there are a bevy of trusted banking institutions that can facilitate reaching immediate and long-term financial objectives. Regardless if you are considering the purchase of your first house or would like to open a retirement savings account, the banking firms in Charleston will make you realize your dreams.

Presently, approximately 20 banks and credit unions are headquartered in Charleston. Prominent banks headquartered in surrounding areas include CresCom Bank, South Carolina Federal Credit Union, SouthCoast Community Bank, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union and Tidelands Bank. Within the Charleston area, 520 branches of nearly 45 individual banks and 15 credit unions operate presently. Established in 1926, the Kingstree Federal Savings and Loan Association operates as the oldest running institution in the area.

Founded in 1670, Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and was named in honor of Charles II of England. To complement the trusted financial institutions that serve as pillars to the community, Charleston residents enjoy terrific weather year round, which lends itself to participating in outdoor activities on the beach and enjoying wonderful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding landscape. The annual Spoleto Festival USA brings the community together to enjoy performances by classical music artists. Charlestonians not only enjoy the City’s rich history and culture, but also splendid dining and friendly neighbors. In fact, influential publications such as Conde Nast Traveler have recognized Charleston as the most-friendly city in the United States.

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Local Deals & News

Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union Has Rate Leading 1-Year CD
Deal Summary: 12-23 Month Share Certificate, 1.51% APY, minimum $500 deposit. Availability: Employees of Bayer Corporation; Residents of Marshall, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia; Belmont, Licking, Monroe, and Muskingum
CD Rate Drop
Long-term rate down to 1.35% from 1.5% APY. Ever so happy we locked in the 3% APY (2.96% rate) 5-year back on October 22, 2019. Just keeps clicking along, pumping
Member Advantage Savings Drops To 2.02; Checking To 1.02
Current rates are 4.07 for savings and 2.02 for checking, both rates are basically being halved effective May 5.
CD Rates Dropped: Highest Rate Now 2.02%CD / 2.12% IRA
It appears that as of April 1, 2020 Carolinas Telco FCU is no longer offering the exceptional rates the Deposit Accounts website displays. They now are: 48 month CD 2.02%
MM & CD Rate Cuts
Looks like money market and CD rates were cut this morning!
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