CertusBank acquires Resource Financial Services of Columbia

Staff Report
Published Dec. 21, 2012

CertusBank N.A. announced Dec. 21 it agreed to purchase Resource Financial Services Inc. of Columbia, an independently owned mortgage company.

The Greenville-based bank said the Columbia-based firm is a key addition in CertusBank’s growth and expansion plans for its mortgage business.

Founded in 2008, Resource Financial has eight locations serving customers in five states. This transaction, along with the recent acquisition of Charlotte-based Myers Park Mortgage, will create further synergy across CertusBank, the company said in its announcement.

Resource Financial Services has offices in Charleston, Columbia and Sumter in South Carolina; Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh and Wilmington in North Carolina; and Kennesaw in Georgia.

 wade_dourouxWade Douroux (pictured, left), president and CEO of Resource Financial, will continue to manage his team from their existing locations.

“We are proud to be the newest members of the Certus family,” Douroux said. “Our core values of integrity and excellence are aligned, and we look forward to building a brand of distinction together.”

Co-CEO of CertusBank, Walter Davis said, “We are committed to bringing smart, innovative solutions to the market and adding Resource Financial Services to the CertusBank family makes perfect sense. Their expertise and reputation in the industry is a natural complement to our commitment to provide an unparalleled experience.”

CertusBank is a full-service, nationally chartered bank resident across the four states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. CertusBank has 33 branches.

CertusBank N.A. is a subsidiary of CertusHoldings Inc. and has $1.8 billion in assets, 33 branch locations, five operations centers, and offices in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The bank has acquired franchises of the former Community South Bank & Trust, First Georgia Banking Co., Atlantic Southern Bank and Hometown Community Bank.

CertusHoldings also purchased SAGE Southeastern Securities Inc., an Atlanta-based registered broker-dealer.

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