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Financial consultant among nation's Top 100 advisors

Family Trust Investment Services financial consultant, Matt Griffin, ranked no. 66 in Bank Investment Consultant’s (BIC) Top 100 Bank Advisers. The national recognition is based on growth and production for 2012 and 2013. Matt was one of two South Carolina consultants who received this recognition.

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Free money-management classes in Clover, Fort Mill

Our “Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom” money management workshop series is moving to Clover and Fort Mill in early 2014.


You’ll learn about budgeting, credit reports and the score, home-buying basics, and documents needed in the event of death or incapacity.

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Mobile deposit a win for members

Now you can join many other Family Trust members who have discovered a convenient new way to deposit checks on your phone. Our mobile deposit feature was launched two months ago and members already have deposited almost $800,000 from their phones.

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What will follow Federal Reserve changes?

Come February, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can head for a vacation and pass the economic stress to Vice-Chairman Janet Yellen. Senate confirmation of Yellen is all but certain. But what will this mean in terms of economic direction and monetary policy?

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Tips to protect yourself during the holidays

The leaves are raked (hopefully) and the turkey will be leftovers soon. Most of us have a shopping plan – stick to the budget, make a list and don’t shop at the last minute. But do you have a plan for being safe?

People often don’t think something bad is going to happen to them, safety experts say. But during the holidays, most of us are busy, excited and sometimes a little bit careless – especially when you have your hands full or when you take out your cash at the checkout.

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Spreading happiness to families in need.

The season of giving is quickly coming, and the holiday helpers are already at work. Family Trust is once again a drop-off location for Toys for Happiness, a local partnership between United Way and WRHI which provides gifts for needy families during the holidays.

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Employees, friends lend hand to Habitat

Family Trust employees and friends gave 40 hours Saturday to paint walls and ceilings, install siding, and wash windows for the Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Women Build in Clover. And while honing their carpentry skills was important, they really liked helping out a young family.

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Family Trust Wins Buzzies Award

Thanks to Family Trust members and community supporters, we won two Herald Readers’ Choice Buzzie Awards for the sixth year in a row!


The newspaper has conducted its Buzzies contest for the past 15 years and asked readers to vote for their local favorites in more than 100 categories.

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Celebrate the credit union difference

As a Family Trust member, you likely know that we started in a storage room at the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. in 1957, changed our name in the 1980s and have more than 40,000 members. But did you know that there are 196 million credit union members worldwide and that we celebrate them all today –International Credit Union Day?

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First-Time Homebuyers class Nov. 12

If buying your first home is a goal for 2014, you can learn the basics at a free workshop Nov. 12 sponsored by Family Trust and The Housing Development Corp. of Rock Hill. Part of our Know Your Dough money-management series, the workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the city’s Housing & Neighborhood Services office on Johnston Street across from City Hall.