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Chuck Stuart

President of First Reliance Mortgage

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Chuck Stuart


Chuck Stuart was named President of First Reliance Mortgage in December 2020. In this role, he is responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of mortgage, as well as the strategic growth of First Reliance Mortgage. This would include overseeing all first mortgage loan production, origination, processing, underwriting, closing, construction lending, secondary market trading execution, pricing, and all related functions. He provides leadership for the origination, delivery, and administration of quality first mortgage products and services consistent with the bank's brand of delivering exceptional customer service.

Mr. Stuart joined First Reliance Bank in 2015 as Executive Vice-President of Mortgage Banking. Prior to joining First Reliance Bank, Mr. Stuart spent 14 years as Senior Vice-President of Residential Lending at a large SC-based community bank, where he was responsible for all residential lending activities across all channels and oversaw the capital markets and all sales in the secondary markets. Mr. Stuart has worked in the mortgage banking industry in South Carolina since 1994.


He currently serves as a Board member on the South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions.  In addition, Mr. Stuart serves on the SC Board of Financial Institutions Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He has served as President of the Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Charleston. He has also served on the Freddie Mac Lender Advisory Board and the Fannie Mae Lender Advisory Board. He has been a past Board member of the Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas. He is a current member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and a member of the Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas.


Mr. Stuart graduated from Lander University with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-law/Political Science. He is also a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School at the University of South Carolina. He also earned his Certified Financial Services Auditor, CFSA, designation through the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also graduated from the Carolinas Regulatory Compliance School at North Carolina State University.