Important Notice: Branch Hours Change

Skip to main content

World Elder Abuse Awareness DayEvery year, millions of seniors fall victim to financial fraud. Studies show elder financial abuse costs seniors approximately $2.9 billion each year. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, First Reliance Bank is urging older customers and their trusted caregivers to safeguard all personal information and stay alert to the common signs of financial abuse. “Fraudsters often prey on seniors experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility and other disabilities that require them to rely more heavily on others for help,” said Rick Saunders, President and CEO. “Appointing someone you know and trust to handle your financial matters aids tremendously in the fight against these crimes.” First Reliance Bank is offering the following tips:

  • Plan ahead to protect your assets and to ensure your wishes are followed. Talk to someone at your financial institution, an attorney, or financial advisor about the best options for you.
  • Carefully choose a ...

Many home buyers today are looking for home automation that integrates smart devices and technology to make their lives easier and more comfortable. Smart technology ranges from remotely controlling the temperature of your home to seeing what's inside of your refrigerator while you're at the store. The bathroom is an important room in your home, so let's look at five areas where smart technology can elevate your bathroom experience.

January 7, 2020, Florence, S.C. — Robert Dozier has joined First Reliance Bank as Chief Banking Officer. Dozier is responsible for corporate strategy and the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint throughout the Carolinas. In addition, he will oversee commercial sales management and community development for all markets.

January 3, 2020, Florence, S.C. — Robby Hill is now a member of First Reliance Bank’s Board of Directors. Hill brings strong perspective and expertise in the information technology arena which is a fast changing area in the banking industry. He has more than 20 years of business experience, primarily as CEO/President of HillSouth a privately-held technology consulting firm.

Sticking to a budget during your holiday shopping can be a nightmare, but it is doable. The trick to it is to have a bit of foresight, and planning. If you're just buying whatever, whenever, then of course you're going to over spend. Now, let's go over some tips for sticking to your holiday spending budget that will help you to not only not overspend, but to also manage your purchasing habits more wisely going forward.

The holidays can put an emotional and financial strain on families, and American consumers know all too well, how just a bit of overspending can have consequences long after that holiday spirit has worn away. With that in mind, here are a few ways to reduce your holiday spending before, during, and after the holiday season.

business_financeGrowing a business is an exciting and demanding experience. Business owners are generally determined and studious, and this dedication can help them learn the ropes about how to handle a company’s books. When the business begins to grow, things get a little more challenging. Taking and making payments at various locations can become more important, and you may also be required to manage larger amounts on a regular basis. Business banking programs like the one at First Reliance Bank offer features that most organizations need during expansion.

Features of Business Banking
Companies that have moved beyond the startup phase need to upgrade their bank account. Luckily, business options come pre-loaded with the perks growing organizations need. The first is 24/7 access to money. Business owners often work odd hours and find themselves handling tasks from multiple locations. Constant access to accounts, combined with a wide network of ATMs, makes it easier ...

Yearly archives