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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.