skip to Main Content

Find the latest Press Releases for CT FCU!

At Carolina Trust, we work hard to find ways to positively impact our local community. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

ICU Day Contest 2022

Share How Carolina Trust has Empowered You, And Win! Carolina Trust FCU is here for you whatever your financial needs are! We love making an impact on our local community by empowering your financial future whether you are an individual or a business. In honor of International Credit Union Day we are running a contest for you to enter to…

Read More

Carolina Trust Appoints Compliance Specialist

Carolina Trust Appoints Compliance Specialist Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome Casey Diefenderfer to the position of Compliance Specialist. Diefenderfer comes to Carolina Trust from Truist Financial, where she held the position of AVP, Branch Leader II. Her passion for providing safe banking practices and education to clients and teammates has allowed her to excel in her career in the…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Named American Banker Best Credit Union to Work For and SC Biz News Best Places to Work

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Named American Banker Best Credit Union to Work For and SC Biz News Best Places to Work For the fourth year in a row, Carolina Trust was named one of American Banker’s Best Credit Unions to Work For. American Banker has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality…

Read More

Carolina Trust President/CEO Elected to Carolinas Credit Union League Board of Directors

Carolina Trust President/CEO Elected to Carolinas Credit Union League Board of Directors The election of four members of the Carolinas Credit Union League Board of Directors was announced in the Monday, June 20 Annual Business Meeting, and its officers determined in the reorganization meeting that followed. For the first time, votes were submitted electronically after delegates voted in favor of a…

Read More

Carolina Trust Receives Marketing Association of Credit Unions Awards

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Marketing Association of Credit Unions Awards Marketing Association of Credit Unions recently announced the winners of its annual MAC Awards, including Carolina Trust’s Gold Award in Sponsorship/Partnership Marketing for our Coastal Carolina University Partnership; Silver in Sponsorship/Partnership Marketing for Living Local Carolina Financial Friday on WBTW News13; Sliver in Financial Education for Brand Ambassador Always, August®…

Read More

Carolina Trust Donates to the Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Donates to Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center  In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness month, Carolina Trust made a $2,500 donation to the Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center. Employees were encouraged to donate to this vital cause, and in turn, the credit union matched all employee donations. The credit union also raised awareness by supplying employees…

Read More

Carolina Trust Appoints Vice President Controller

Carolina Trust Appoints Vice President Controller Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome AJ Fischer to the position of Vice President Controller. Fischer comes to Carolina Trust from Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan, where he held the position of Director of Financial Services. He is a graduate of The University of Findlay with a master's degree in Business Administration.…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and HTC Announce Recipients of the 2022 Key Scholarship Award

Two Area Students Receive Key Scholarship Award For the sixteenth year, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and HTC chose two graduating high school seniors to win $1,000 each in scholarship awards.  High school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County planning to attend either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion University were encouraged to…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Brand Ambassador Graduates from Leadership Grand Strand

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Brand Ambassador Graduates from Leadership Grand Strand Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August, more commonly known to members as Always, August ®, recently graduated from the 42nd Class of Leadership Grand Strand. Leadership Grand Strand is a 10-month program sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to develop a corps of informed, committed, and qualified individuals…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotions

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotions Leeanna Dodson and Stephanie Thorpe have been appointed to the positions of Card Services Manager and Member Solutions Manager. Dodson has been with Carolina Trust since February 2014, where she started as a Teller and has since moved into our Card Services Department. Before her employment at Carolina Trust, she worked at…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union President/CEO Joins the Myrtle Beach Bowl Executive Committee

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union President/CEO Joins the Myrtle Beach Bowl Executive Committee Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union President/CEO B. Timothy Carlisle was recently invited to join the Myrtle Beach Bowl Executive Committee. The inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl kicked off in December 2020 at Brooks Stadium on Coastal Carolina University’s campus. Set again for this year, the Myrtle Beach Bowl…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Employees Graduate from the Carolinas Credit Union League Leadership Development Institute

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Employees Graduate from the Carolinas Credit Union League Leadership Development Institute Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Mortgage Loan Officer, Jasmine Book and Accountant, Bruce Dawson recently graduated from the Carolinas Credit Union League Leadership Development Institute. Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is designed to empower current and rising credit union leaders with modern strategies for developing…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion Andrea Chatland was recently promoted to Member Service Center Manager. Chatland joined the credit union as a Teller at our Surfside Branch in 2011 and has held the role of Member Service Center Phone Agent since the center's creation in 2017. “Andrea is an invaluable member of our team who we appreciate…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Continues Annual Veterans Scholarship

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Continues Annual Veterans Scholarship For the third year in a row, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union will continue the Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Annual Veterans Scholarship in honor of Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired. The scholarship will go to Veterans Services at Coastal Carolina University, to help support military veterans and participants in…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints Surfside Branch Manager

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints Surfside Branch Manager Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union is pleased to welcome Colleen Caranfa as the new Branch Manager at our Surfside Branch. Caranfa comes to Carolina Trust from M&T Bank in Connecticut, where she served as AVP/Branch Manager. Caranfa has 18 years of experience in the banking industry, and is excited to join…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion Quentin Pickett was recently promoted to Director Facilities Management. Pickett was hired as Facilities Specialist in September of 2019. Prior to his employment at Carolina Trust, Pickett has worked in HVAC and maintenance. Pickett is a veteran of the United States Navy, in which he served from 1991-1997. During his service, he…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Updates

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Updates Reena Fleming and Derek Terné have been appointed to new positions at Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. Fleming has been promoted to Branch Manager at our Holmestown Rd. branch. She joined Carolina Trust as a Teller at our Holmestown Rd. branch in 2017 and has since held the position of Member Service…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Best Places and Best Credit Unions to Work For Award

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Named South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work and Credit Union Journal Best Credit Union to Work For.  For the third year in a row, Carolina Trust was named one of Credit Union Journals Best Credit Unions to Work For. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Legacy Business Award

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Legacy Business Award  Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union recently received the Historic Preservation Commission’s Horry County Legacy Business Award. The Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years. Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, was established on April 28,…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion Hattie Livingston was recently promoted to Training and Program Developer. Livingston was hired as a Teller in 2014 and has since held the role of a Teller Supervisor and Member Service Representative at the Carolina Trust 21st Ave. branch. In her new role, Livingston will serve Carolina Trust’s members and staff by…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Employees Accepted to Leadership Grand Strand Class of XLII

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Employees Accepted to Leadership Grand Strand Class of XLII Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union AVP Operations Support, Keli Herring and Brand Ambassador, August were recently accepted into Leadership Grand Strand Class of XLII. Leadership Grand Strand is a program sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to develop a corps of informed, committed, and qualified individuals…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Awarded on the Forbes America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021 List

  Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Awarded on the Forbes America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021 List Myrtle Beach, SC  06/24/2021 – Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union has been awarded on the Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Marketing Association of Credit Unions Awards

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Marketing Association of Credit Unions Awards   Marketing Association of Credit Unions recently announced the winners of its annual MAC Awards, including Carolina Trust’s Gold Awards in Sponsorship/Partnership Marketing for Living Local Carolina and Video Non-Commercial for Living Local Carolina; Silver in Outdoor for Billboards and Electronic Marketing for HubSpot Campaign with Brand Ambassador Emails; Bronze…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives 2021 WMBF Best of the Grand Strand Awards

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Best of the Grand Strand Awards   Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was recently named Best in Banking in the WMBF Best of the Grand Strand Contest for the third year in a row. They were also named Best Mortgage Company. This annual contest was created by WMBF News in 2014, as a way…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces 2021 Key Scholarship Recipients

Two Area Students Receive Key Scholarship Award For the fifteenth year, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) chose two graduating high school seniors to win $1,000 each in scholarship awards.  High school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County planning to attend either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion…

Read More
Photo of Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick

City of Myrtle Beach Honors Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired

City of Myrtle Beach Honors Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired The City of Myrtle Beach proclaimed the week of May 17 - 23, 2021 as James B. Kendrick week. Lt/Col. Kendrick served on the Board of Directors for Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union from 1985 to 2017, when he was named Board of Director Emeritus. As Carolina Trust Board…

Read More

Carolina Trust Appoints Training and Program Developer

Carolina Trust Appoints Training and Program Developer Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome Brandi Viele to the position of Training and Program Developer. Originally from New York, Viele has held the position of Trainer at First Heritage Federal Credit Union since March 2016. Prior to becoming Trainer, she held the positions of Senior Member Service Representative, New Account Review, Loan…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Diamond Award for Complete Campaign, Lime Rewards Brings a Refreshing Twist to Any Wallet

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Diamond Award for Complete Campaign, Lime Rewards Brings a Refreshing Twist to Any Wallet Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was recently honored with a Complete Campaign Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The award was presented by the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, a…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Updates

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Updates Jasmine Book, Karlie Larrimore, and Reena Fleming have been appointed to new positions at Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union. Book will be joining the Mortgage Department as the newest Mortgage Loan Officer, where she will be responsible for the origination of long-term mortgage loans as well as lot, construction, and bridge loans.…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints Vice President Market Development

Carolina Trust Appoints Vice President Market Development Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome Amy Bonnell to the position of Vice President Market Development. Bonnell comes to Carolina Trust from WBTW News 13, where she held the position of Local Sales Manager. She has an extensive thirty-year background in the Media industry, working with clients to grow their businesses using both on-air…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Announces Employee Promotion

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion Chaun Frink and Sarah Mathias-Perry have been appointed to the positions of Senior Systems Administrator and Human Resources Specialist. Frink has been with Carolina Trust since April 2019, where he started as IT System Administrator. In this role, he has overseen the infrastructure responsible for our member’s access to their funds. He…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives American Business Awards

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives American Business Awards Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, Myrtle Beach, SC, announced the company won a Gold Stevie® Award in the COVID-19 Response category for Most Valuable Employer in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®. The company also won a Silver Stevie® Award for Most Valuable Human Resources Team in the COVID-19 Response category. The…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives International Business Awards

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives International Business Awards Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, Myrtle Beach, SC, announced the company won a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year- Banking category in the 17th Annual International Business Awards®. The company also won a Bronze Stevie® Award for Most Exemplary Employer- COVID-19 Response category. High-achieving organizations and executives worldwide have…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints New Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Carolina Trust Welcomes New Executive Assistant to the President/CEO Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome Amanda Heath to the position of Executive Assistant to the President/CEO. Heath comes to Carolina Trust from Collinsville Bank in Connecticut, where she served as Corporate Secretary. In her previous position, she worked directly with the President/CEO and Board of Directors. Heath has been in…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion Heidi Hunter was recently promoted to AVP Human Resources. She joined the credit union in March 2015, where she started as HR/Assistant and has since held the role of HR Generalist. Heidi is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina. Before finding her calling in Human Resources, Heidi worked for years…

Read More
eXECUTIVE aSSISTANT hEADSHOT

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Retirement of Executive Assistant

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Retirement of Executive Assistant Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Executive Assistant Selma Reburn has announced her retirement. Reburn has been employed by Carolina Trust since February 1987. During her time at Carolina Trust, she has held several positions: Teller, Member Service Representative, Member Service Representative Supervisor, Membership Development Assistant, Assistant Branch Manager, Administrative Assistant,…

Read More
Danae and Jim Headshot

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints New Vice President/Controller and AVP Consumer Lending

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints New Vice President/Controller and AVP Consumer Lending Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome Danae English to the position of Vice President/Controller and promote Jim Weigand to the position of AVP Consumer Lending. English comes to Carolina Trust from Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union, in Savannah, Georgia where she served as Director of Accounting, Finance…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Honored as CU Journal Best Credit Union to Work For

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Honored as CU Journal Best Credit Union to Work For Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2020 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. This survey and awards program is…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Marketing Association of Credit Unions Award

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Marketing Association of Credit Unions Award   Marketing Association of Credit Unions recently announced the winners of its annual MAC Awards, including Carolina Trust’s Gold Awards in Business Development and Broadcast & Video; Silver Awards for Outdoor Marketing and Newsletter; and Bronze Award for Community Engagement. Today’s marketing technology and tools allow credit union marketing executives…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Best Places to Work Recognition

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Best Places to Work Recognition Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This fifteenth annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. This survey-and-awards program was designed to identify,…

Read More
Featured Image for VP of IT Press Release

Carolina Trust Welcomes New Vice President of Information Technology

Carolina Trust Welcomes New Vice President of Information Technology Carolina Trust is pleased to welcome Brian Griffith to the position of Vice President of Information Technology. Griffith's passion for leading technology teams and driving strategic initiatives will help Carolina Trust continue to provide their members with innovative, secure, reliable, and convenient services. “We are delighted to welcome Brian to the…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotion LaSheena Vaught was recently promoted to Surfside Branch Manager. She joined the credit union in 2009 as a Teller and has since held the roles of Teller Supervisor and most recently MSR IV Loan Officer. As Branch Manager, she will use her previous management experiences, along with her vast knowledge of the…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces 2020 Key Scholarship Recipients

Two Area Students Receive Key Scholarship Award For the fourteenth year, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) chose two graduating high school seniors to win $1,000 each in scholarship awards. High school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County planning to attend either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion…

Read More

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Diamond Award for Outstanding Marketing, Business Development Achievements

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Diamond Award for Outstanding Marketing, Business Development Achievements Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was recently honored with an Ongoing Events Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The award was presented by the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200…

Read More
Featured Image for Robin, Jasmine, and Brunson PR

Credit Union Announces Employee Promotions

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Employee Promotions Robin Mack and Brunson Loadholt have recently been promoted to the positions of AVP/Regional Manager, and Jasmine Book has recently been promoted to the position of Johnsonville Branch Manager. Mack has been with Carolina Trust since 2009. She has worked in many positions at the Credit Union, most recently as the Johnsonville…

Read More
Featured Image of Audrey and Andy for PR

Credit Union Appoints New Director of Member Experience and AVP/Regional Manager

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Appoints New Director of Member Experience and AVP/Regional Manager Audrey Turner has recently accepted the newly created position as Director of Member Experience and will be succeeded in her current position as AVP/Regional Manager at the 21st Avenue branch and Region 1, by Andy Gable. Turner has been with Carolina Trust since 2016. She has…

Read More
CCU Veterans Scholarship

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Establishes Annual Veterans Scholarship

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Establishes Annual Veterans Scholarship Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union recently established the Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Annual Veterans Scholarship in honor of Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired. The scholarship will go to Veterans Services at Coastal Carolina University, to help support military veterans and participants in the ROTC program. Colonel Kendrick served as…

Read More
Charles Thrash Featured Image

Credit Union Announces Retirement of Board of Directors Chairman

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Announces Retirement of Board of Directors Chairman Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Board of Directors Chairman, Colonel Charles M. Thrash, has announced his retirement. Col. Thrash has served as a member of the Carolina Trust Board of Directors since September 1995. During this time, he held the position of Secretary from March 1996 to May…

Read More
Best Credit Unions to Work For Logo

Credit Union Honored as CU Journal Best Credit Union to Work For

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Honored as CU Journal Best Credit Union to Work For Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2019 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. This survey and awards program is…

Read More
CCU Opening Ceremony Image

Credit Union Celebrated Grand Opening of Coastal Carolina University’s Brooks Stadium Pavilion

Carolina Trust Celebrated Grand Opening of Coastal Carolina University’s Brooks Stadium Pavilion   Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union celebrated the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony of the Carolina Trust Pavilion at Coastal Carolina University’s Brooks Stadium on Saturday, September 14th. Corporate Sponsors will have access to the covered/open-air pavilion as part of a game sponsorship opportunity with the University.…

Read More
Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Credit Union Receives Best Places to Work Recognition

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Receives Best Places to Work Recognition Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This fourteenth annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. This survey-and-awards program was designed to identify,…

Read More
Stevie Award Image

Credit Union Honored As Bronze Stevie® Award Winner

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Honored As Bronze Stevie® Award Winner In 2019 American Business Awards® Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was named the winner of a Bronze Level Stevie® Award in the Branded Entertainment- Consumer category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards® today, for their brand video and 30 second commercial series “Trustworthy Faces,” produced by Zero Gravity.…

Read More
Back To Top
×Close search
Search