We are excited about the opportunities this unique partnership will offer our customers and are committed to providing a better banking experience. We’re making significant investments in digital banking technology, enhancing our product offerings and expanding our footprint across the Southeast to include more than 300 locations and ATMS.
We’re also taking great care to ensure you continue to receive the same service you expect from the local bankers you know and trust. Please continue to bank the way you do today. We’re here to help answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for banking with us.
Our number one priority is to make this a smooth transition for you and our team members.
Please continue to bank as you do today and visit this page for additional updates.
Why are South State Bank and CenterState Bank merging?
South State Bank and CenterState Bank have decided to merge to create a leading regional bank in the Southeast. Together, we have a unique opportunity to create a better banking experience through an expanded footprint, enhanced products and services, and innovative digital offerings. From advanced banking technology to efficiencies through economies of scale and aligning our top-tier banking talent, this partnership enables us to create an enhanced customer experience.
What changes can I expect from this merger?
The name will be South State Bank. While the name is changing in some markets, we’re taking great care to ensure you continue to receive the same great service you expect from the local faces you trust. We are excited for our customers, bankers and shareholders to realize the immediate and longer-term benefits and value created by this partnership opportunity, including increased investment in technology, enhanced banking products and increased accessibility across six states with more than 300 locations.
Why was the South State Bank name selected?
Both companies have strong brand recognition and brand equity, the South State name is more reflective of the geographical reach of our combined companies. Together, we have more than 100 years of experience providing our customers with the best financial solutions, and we are committed, as ever, to investing in the communities we serve.
If I am a CenterState Bank customer, when will I see the name change occur?
The name change is anticipated to occur in 2021.
Do I need to do anything different today to bank with you?
Keep banking the way you do today. We’re taking great care to ensure you continue to receive the service you expect from the local bankers you know and trust. Any changes to how you bank with us or access our banking tools will be communicated in the near future.
Disclosures This transaction between CenterState Bank and South State Bank is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of shareholder and regulatory approvals. CenterState Bank and South State remain separate and independent companies until the transaction closes. Important Information About the Merger and Where to Find It [pdf]