South Carolina Community Bank, originally called Victory Savings Bank, is the only African-American-controlled bank in South Carolina, and one of 22 in the country. It’s both a minority depository institution and a community development financial institution, with the majority of the bank’s voting shares controlled by African-Americans.
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“They worked with me to help me grow my business,” Silvia Harmon, owner of local restaurant Red June, said. “I felt like I was working with a business partner that really cared about my success, because they do. Each of our interests are focused within the small business economy.”
“We needed a form of patient capital; a loan that would share our vision for what our after-school program could become for area kids,” James White of the after school center The Nook said. “We all live here, we all work here, we all invest our time and money here.”
“We wanted to work with a bank that was flexible and agile to work with our fast growing startup business,” Mike Pompei, Cofounder and CEO of LendPay, said. “We value partners that think like a startup, and we found this bank has the hustle that we do.”
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