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The Community Bank Podcast

Jun 27, 2022

This week we had a blast chatting with Keith Costello, co-founder and CEO of Locality Bank in South Florida.  He talks about the challenges of starting a new bank in today's environment, why the South Florida area needed a new community bank, and how they are taking a fresh approach to technology, marketing, and...


Jun 20, 2022

This week we are talking about the latest developments in the mortgage business with Jeff Merkel.  Jeff serves as the Director of Wholesale and Correspondent Lending at SouthState. He offers his thoughts on where the industry is headed, updates on technology, and how mortgage should fit into a community bank's strategic...


Jun 13, 2022

This week Tom sits down with Scott Clemmons, Investment Portfolio Manager for SouthState.  They discuss SouthState's approach to the investment portfolio and needs of its balance sheet.

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May 30, 2022

This week we are returning our discussion to the bond portfolio with Tom Fitzgerald, Geetika Bansal, and Robert Biggs.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees. 

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