Lending articles

John Baxter and Ben Filchak of Deep Roots Landscape

Helping a small business grow

Peach State Bank & Trust has been there for small business customers John Baxter and Ben Filchak for years. When their landscaping company was threatened by COVID-19, the community bank came through with a vital Paycheck Protection Program loan.

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Why refis are driving mortgages amid COVID-19

Despite the economic challenges brought to the forefront by the COVID-19 crisis, community bankers say mortgage origination activity has remained strong through refinances thanks to low interest rates and customers working from home.

4 entrepreneurs who leaned on community banks

4 entrepreneurs who leaned on community banks

Big dreams sometimes need a bit of help. Here, four enterprising business owners share how their community banks have guided them through thick and thin—building deep, lasting relationships along the way. By Roshan McArthur A bigger piece of the pie Amanda Wilbanks, Southern Baked Pie Company, Gainesville, Ga. Amanda Wilbanks founded what is now the […]

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Building a better beach community

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank in Sanibel, Fla., won an award because of its commitment to fueling the growth of its coastal community. By William Atkinson For the past 17 years, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has served families and businesses of Lee County, Florida. The bank was originally created to serve those on the Sanibel and […]

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10 mobile lending UX best practices

The easier and more intuitive your mobile lending platform is to use, the more high-quality loan applications you’ll receive. By Elizabeth Judd If an outstanding user experience for mobile lending platforms were not already a holy grail for community bankers, it’s certainly become one as they consider how to do business in a world gripped by COVID-19. […]