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Mobile banking users should install latest Apple update

Your account security is a top priority for us at Family Trust. Apple issued an important security update for mobile devices this week. We sent an email to our mobile banking users with an Apple iPhone or iPad to ensure you maintain the most secure mobile banking connection.

You should install this update as soon as possible so your information is safe. Please download and install iOS 7.0.6. If you’re using iOS 6, download and install 6.1.6.

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Data Security

Data security breaches are a serious problem for both consumers and businesses. Financial institutions, such as Family Trust, bear the additional burden of re-establishing member cards and safety after a data breach occurs. Most consumers do not realize the scope of these breaches and would be surprised by costs associated with rectifying them.

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Gardner receives Come-See-Me award

Lee Gardner, Family Trust President & CEO, was among seven people who received the Come-See-Me Festival’s Community Service Merit award at its annual kick-off breakfast today at the Rock Hill County Club. He was nominated for his work with the Rock Hill School District Foundation Board.

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Winthrop students creating art for new HQ

When Family Trust’s new headquarters opens in 2015, art created by Winthrop University students will tell the story of our history and our impact in the community. Five students have been commissioned to create six pieces of art for the lobby, a community room, an employee canteen and the board room.

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Resolve to tackle debt this year

Nancy Nelson and Suli Muqit know that changing old financial habits takes work. Over the last year, they more closely monitored household bills and established an emergency fund. Is it time for you to make some changes, too?

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Four charities benefit from employee giving

Small donations made a big impact on four York County non-profits, which recently received a total $12,000 from the Family Trust Employee Fundraising Committee. The contributions couldn’t happen without our members who purchased stuffed animals, coupon books and candy bars at branches in 2013.

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Steps taken to protect during Target breach

Family Trust is in the process of reissuing credit and debit cards to members impacted by the Target breach. New debit cards will come with a new personal identification number (PIN). Members involved will be notified by mail.

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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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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.