Your home-buying questions answered

Buying a house is perhaps the biggest investment most folks make in their lifetime. It’s important to do it right. Family Trust’s Mortgage Service Center can help you get started by answering some common questions.

Mortgage loan starts with credit score

Used to be, no one paid much attention to their credit score or its impact on their pocketbook. But today, most folks know that the score is used for personal loans and credit cards, and plays a big role in getting a mortgage.

Student $1,000 closer to paying for college

Scott Fletcher knows it will take hard work and more than a little bit of money, but he challenged his peers to become millionaire entrepreneurs by age 25. His ambition and passion earned him a $1,000 scholarship for his service to the Family Trust Youth Advisory Board, which ended its year Thursday with a celebration for Scott and three other seniors.

Strawberry Festival sweet fun in Fort Mill

At 11 months old, Braelyn can’t even walk and she’s already got a tattoo. Well, not a real one. Her mom insisted she get a temporary strawberry tattoo on her cheek at the Family Trust table at Fort Mill’s Strawberry Festival last weekend.

Family Trust dives into Come-See-Me

Family Trust is doing Come-See-Me in a big way – from sponsoring the 5K and the Skydiving Exhibition, to Brite and Apollo appearances at a variety of events. But the greatest contribution is from Erika Bell, a Family Trust member and chairman of our Supervisory Committee, who is serving as this year’s Come-See-Me chair.

Over 500 attend 56th Annual Meeting

More than 500 attended Family Trust’s 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday at the Baxter Hood Center on Anderson Road, which felt more like a reunion than a business gathering. “My whole family is a member,” said Gloria Self of Rock Hill. “For us, it really is a family affair.”

Fort Mill campaign wins Diamond award

A marketing campaign for the opening of our Fort Mill branch recently won a Diamond Award presented by the Credit Union National Association’s Marketing and Business Council.

Couple to use winnings to eliminate debt

Nancy Nelson and Suli Muqit always planned to get out of debt and to start saving, but it just never happened – until now. The winners of our Debt Slimdown Challenge, the York couple plans to use their $500 winnings to start an emergency fund and begin a savings plan.