South Carolina

Low Income, Big Opportunity

A diverse board, $4.5 million in CDFI grants, and deep community partnerships enable Carolina Foothills to thrive in its Upstate South Carolina market.

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How Does Carolina Foothills Make Housing More Affordable?

In this exclusive video, the credit union’s CEO discusses initiatives aimed at putting homeownership in reach for more members of the community.

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Time For A Rebrand? Spero Financial Knew Why, When, And How.

After a market survey revealed cracks in the credit union’s brand equity and perception, Spero went all in on mission and values.

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Low Income, Big Opportunity

A diverse board, $4.5 million in CDFI grants, and deep community partnerships enable Carolina Foothills to thrive in its Upstate South Carolina market.

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Inclusive Lending For First-Time Homebuyers Turns Dreams Into Reality

A program at Carolina Foothills FCU targets low-income borrowers with flexible underwriting practices, financial education, and partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit groups.

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The ABCs Of Engagement And Philanthropy

South Carolina Federal Credit Union encourages staff members to get more heavily involved in its nonprofit work, but that involvement requires a bit of a balancing act.

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What Has The Pandemic Taught Credit Unions About Branching?

Senior branch managers from five credit unions share how COVID-19 challenges yielded opportunities to deepen member connections and broaden staff skills through cross-training.

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A SAFE Trip Through A Virtual Conversion

The South Carolina cooperative shares how it coped with the coronavirus crisis while scuttling a 30-year-old, in-house core in favor of a new, outsourced platform.

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A Better Member Experience Is Only A Text Message Away

Four credit unions share insights from their text messaging initiatives.

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Support For Small Businesses During The COVID-19 Crisis

Carolina Foothills FCU is working with the City of Spartanburg to coach startups and fill a critical funding gap. That’s important because small-business support is now more important than ever.

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Coronavirus Takes This Boomer Where His iPhone Has Never Gone Before

A first mobile deposit begins a shift for many a member across the country as digital replaces physical in a pandemic’s wake.

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