Press Releases

For all media inquiries, please contact Meredith H. Siemens at 843.569.4359 (Charleston) or 800.845.0432, ext. 4359 (Nationwide).

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
28 Sep 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Moncks Corner financial center, located at 456 North Highway 52, Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Ranked #2 Nationally for its Asset Class
20 Sep 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2017 Best Credit Unions to Work For. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. South Carolina Federal ranked in the #2 spot within their asset class and #7 overall.

Scott Woods Elected to CUNA Class C Board Seat
23 Aug 2017

Scott Woods, President and CEO of the $1.6 billion South Carolina Federal Credit Union has been elected to the open Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Class C Board Seat. Class C representatives are elected at-large nationally and include those credit unions with more than 141,000 members.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Named #6 Among 2017 Best Places to Work
08 Aug 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union was recognized for the 5th year as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. In the Large Employer (250+ employees) category, South Carolina Federal placed #6, out of 28 companies recognized. The competition, now in its 12th year, is put on by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group, and SC Biz.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
01 Aug 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Northeast Columbia financial center, located at 2350 LeGrand Road Columbia, South Carolina.

Scott Woods Makes Bid for CUNA Class C Board Seat
18 Jul 2017

Scott Woods, President and CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, is campaigning for the CUNA Class C Board Seat, an opening made available in late May.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
12 Jun 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Oakbrook financial center, located at 9999 Dorchester Road Summerville, South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Announces New Volunteer Appointments
16 May 2017

Mary Whited was named chairwoman of the board. Whited has been active as a member of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union supervisory committee since 1996 and was elected to the board of directors in 1999. This is her second term at the helm of the seven member, volunteer board, chairing initially from 2003 to 2005.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Offers $9,000 Reward to Fight Fraud in State
10 May 2017

South Carolina Federal, through Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry, in an effort to combat fraud in our state, is offering a $9,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects/s. The fraud is not linked to a breach of any financial institution’s secure data.

South Carolina Federal Hosts Adopt-a-Pet Event & Donation Drive
08 May 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is going to the dogs (and cats)!  We are pleased to team up with the Charleston Animal Society to find forever homes for pets in need within our community.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
02 May 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its James Island financial center, located at 1317 Folly Rd. in Charleston, South Carolina.

Michael Blanton Joins South Carolina Financial Solutions
07 Mar 2017

Michael Blanton has joined Investment Solutions through CFS*, the investment subsidiary of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, as the newest CFS* Financial Advisor. He will serve as a dedicated resource for the Moncks Corner, Naval Weapons Station and Oakbrook financial centers.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces 7th Annual Scholarship Competition
31 Jan 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its 7th Annual smpl. Scholarship Competition. The smpl. program provides financial education and community engagement opportunities for 15 to 25 year olds throughout the region. The scholarship will award a total of $7,500 to three deserving students for use toward their college educations.

Matt Alexander, Supervisory Committee Member, Named to 2018 Liberty Fellowship Class
05 Jan 2017

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce, Supervisory Committee member, Matt Alexander’s designation as a Class of 2018 Liberty Fellow. The Liberty Fellowship class is comprised of 21 individuals, selected from across industries and regions, each exhibiting an understanding of the challenges facing our state and the leadership skills necessary to initiate dialogue, exploration and take action for the good of South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Free Charleston Member Event
17 Oct 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has spent 2016 celebrating 80 years of member service. To top off the festivities, the credit union is inviting members to join them on October 27, 2016 for a day at the Coastal Carolina Fair, free of charge!

South Carolina Federal Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Free Columbia Member Event
10 Oct 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has spent 2016 celebrating 80 years of member service. To top off the festivities, the credit union is inviting members to join them on October 20, 2016 for a day at the South Carolina State Fair, free of charge!

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Receives Regulatory Approval to Expand (Release to Florence Markets)
26 Sep 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union, the Lowcountry’s oldest and largest locally owned financial institution, is pleased to announce expansion plans for 2016 and beyond. This begins with the addition of its service to Florence DuPont Employees Federal Credit Union members and families.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
19 Sep 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Georgetown financial center, located at 1701 High Market Street in Georgetown, South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Receives Regulatory Approval to Expand
15 Sep 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union, the Lowcountry’s oldest and largest locally owned financial institution, is pleased to announce expansion plans for 2016 and beyond.  

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Named #4 Nationally in Credit Union Journal’s “2016 Best Credit Unions to Work For” Rankings
07 Sep 2016

 South Carolina Federal Credit Union is honored to be recognized nationally by the Credit Union Journal as the #4 credit union in the country for creating a quality workplace for its employees.

South Carolina Federal Hosts School Supply Drive for Lowcountry Orphan Relief
15 Aug 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will be hosting a school supply drive to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief. Charleston-area financial centers will be outfitted with bins for community donations until August 31st.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Named #5 Among 2016 Best Places to Work
04 Aug 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union was recognized for the 4th year as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. In the Large Employer (250+ employees) category, South Carolina Federal placed #5, out of 24 companies recognized. The competition, now in its 11th year, is put on by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group, and SC Biz.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
18 Jul 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Sam Rittenberg financial center, located at 1945 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

South Carolina Federal Backs Lowcountry Alzheimer’s Association
11 Jul 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is proud to add the Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina Chapter as its 2016 rotating seat of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union Foundation.

South Carolina Federal COO, Troy Hall PhD, Named Lowcountry Orphan Relief Chairman
13 Jun 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce, Chief Operating Officer, Troy Hall PhD’s appointment to board chairman of Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR).

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Introduces Bank at Work Scholarship
04 May 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded $2,500 in scholarship prizes to five area students as a piece of its Bank at Work initiative.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
03 May 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Summerville financial center, located at 1000 North Main Street, Summerville, South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Adopt-a-Dog and Food Truck Rodeo
20 Apr 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is going to the dogs!  We are pleased to team up with Doc Williams SPCA and the Charleston Animal Society to find homes for dogs in need within our communities.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
08 Mar 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Rivers Avenue financial center, located at 6265 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Unveils 2016 80th Anniversary Celebration
19 Jan 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union, the oldest, locally-owned financial institution in the tri-county, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2016. The year’s festivities will include member appreciation events at each of their 17 financial centers located in Charleston, Georgetown and Columbia as well as community-wide celebrations in the fall.

South Carolina Federal Announces Sixth Annual Scholarship Competition
15 Jan 2016

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its Sixth Annual smpl. Scholarship Competition. The smpl. program provides financial education and community engagement opportunities for 15 to 25 year olds. The scholarship will award a total of $7,500 to three deserving students to use for their college education.

Akira Jacobs Named 2015 CUaware Protégé Competition Winner
09 Nov 2015

Akira Jacobs, a benefits coordinator for South Carolina Financial Solutions, was named winner of the 2015 CUaware Protégé Competition, highlighting rising industry professionals, age 35 and under. The event was hosted Saturday, October 24th, during the Carolinas Credit Union League Leadership Conference, held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

South Carolina Federal Hosts Food Drive for Flood Relief
19 Oct 2015

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will be hosting a food drive to benefit those impacted by the recent South Carolina flooding. All financial centers will be outfitted with bins for community donations between October 19th and November 20th, 2015.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
19 Oct 2015

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, October 24, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Goose Creek financial center, located at 82 Bridgetown Road, Goose Creek, South Carolina.

South Carolina Financial Solutions Acquires Chastain Insurance Agency
22 Sep 2015

South Carolina Financial Solutions announces the acquisition of the Chastain Insurance Agency. The operation, based in Seneca, South Carolina has been meeting insurance needs in the area for 60 years.

The company will operate as Chastain Insurance Agency in Seneca and under the South Carolina Financial Solutions name in other markets, as they grow additional business. Products and services offered will include all personal lines, commercial lines, flood and umbrella liability policies.  

David H. Harper Joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union
17 Aug 2015

David Harper has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union as Senior Business Services Officer.

South Carolina Federal Hosts School Supply Drive for Lowcountry Orphan Relief
31 Jul 2015

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will be hosting a school supply drive to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief. Charleston-area financial centers will be outfitted with bins for community donations from August 3 – 31st.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Awards $7,500 in Scholarships
28 Jul 2015
  • Megan Hunt received the 1st place prize of $4,000. Hunt is a rising senior at Clemson University, where she majors in Genetics and Biochemistry.
  • Antonio Rojas-Rodriguez received the 2nd place prize of $2,500. Rojas-Rodriguez recently graduated from Stratford High School and will attend College of Charleston in the fall.
  • Samantha Bantly received the 3rd place prize of $1,000. Bantly recently graduated from South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities and will attend Virginia Commonwealth University’s Art Foundation program in the fall. 
  • South Carolina Federal Credit Union Donates to Mother Emanuel Hope Fund
    20 Jul 2015

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union announced a $10,000 gift to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. These funds will be donated directly to the Emanuel AME Church in ways best determined to benefit the surviving families and the Church.

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
    15 Jul 2015

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, July 18th, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Glenn McConnell financial center, located at 3460 Shelby Ray Court, Charleston, SC.

    Meredith H. Siemens Selected 40 Under 40
    07 Jul 2015

    Meredith H. Siemens has been selected as a 2015 Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, nominated by members of the Charleston community.

    Rodney E. Druschel Named South Carolina Federal Credit Union Board Chairman
    27 May 2015

    Rodney E. Druschel, CPA was recently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, a $1.3 Billion credit union headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina.

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union Hosting Free Document Shredding Event
    13 Apr 2015

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, April 18th, from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Summerville financial center, located at 1000 North Main Street.

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union Chooses CUSO Financial Services, L.P. as New Broker Dealer to Grow Investment Program and Enhance Technology
    01 Aug 2014

    CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS), a full-service broker dealer and SEC Registered Investment Adviser that provides customized investment and insurance solutions to credit unions, announces South Carolina Federal Credit Union (South Carolina Federal) has chosen CFS as its new broker dealer to help grow its managed investment program and expand technological offerings for its more than 150,000 members. The South Carolina Federal management team selected CFS because of its expertise in serving credit unions, its sophisticated and integrated technology systems, and its overall dedication to investment program growth built on collaboration and proven best practices.

    Meredith H. Siemens Joins South Carolina Federal Credit Union
    10 Apr 2013

    Meredith H. Siemens has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union as Vice President, Corporate Communications, effective January 22.

    Credit Union Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Glenn McConnell Branch
    02 Oct 2012

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Glenn McConnell Branch, located at 3460 Shelby Ray Ct. with several events in October.

    Credit Unions Support Lowcountry Orphan Relief
    24 Jul 2012

    The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions raised more than $2,700 and collected school supplies and clothes during a Back-to-School Drive benefitting Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR).

    High School Students Collect 29,266 Pounds of Food
    22 Nov 2011

    Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive, helping students from 15 high schools collect 29,266 pounds of food.

    Credit Union Sponsors BIZ Camp for Young Entrepreneurs
    30 Jun 2011

    Columbia area high school students learn about entrepreneurship and the skills needed to run their own businesses during BIZ Camp.

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