Best Banks in South Carolina

The best and largest banks in South Carolina (US) are First Citizens, NBSC, Palmetto Bank, Security Federal Bank, Conway National Bank, among others.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., First Citizens is a subsidiary of First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc. The bank offers a wide range of banking services for individuals and businesses, as well as brokerage and investment services through First Citizens Securities Corporation. It also provides wealth management, trust and retirement services. All of First Citizens' capital ratios improved during 2009. It continues to be rated “Well Capitalized,” the highest and best risk-based classification given to banks by the FDIC.

NBSC is a division of Synovus Bank, which is one of the largest community banks in the Southeast, providing powerful solutions you may not expect from a community bank. FORTUNE magazine named Synovus as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" and also ranked Synovus on its list of "The 100 Best Companies To Work For".

The Palmetto Bank is the third largest independent community bank headquartered in South Carolina, with locations throughout the Upstate counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and York.

Security Federal Bank (SFB) provides a full line of personal and commercial banking products including online banking, online bill payment, and a full array of mortgage loan products.

Conway National Bank (CNB) is consistently ranked among the safest and most stable financial institutions in the nation. Bauer Financial Reports has awarded CNB its five-star rating, and Money Magazine has called Conway National Bank a banking “superstar”.

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