Women in Business 2021 - Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union

Pictured from left to right are: Christina Naylor, Chief Operations Officer; Audrey Turner, VP Member Experience; Keli Herring, AVP Operations Support; Nicole Barringer, AVP Quality Assurance

Carolina Trust is a not-for-profit financial institution that serves southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina at their seven convenient branch locations. Carolina Trust started as the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Credit Union in 1958. They actively demonstrate the credit union philosophy “People Helping People,” through their commitment to serving area schools and local charities.

Carolina Trust offers competitive loans and credit cards, mortgage options, and traditional consumer and banking services but with lower fees. We recently updated our digital banking system to include some new and improved features such as: 

  • Quick Transfer: This feature allows you to transfer money between your Carolina Trust accounts, to another Carolina Trust member, make a credit card payment, or set up an External Transfer.
  • Financial Wellness: Monitor your spending patterns by category and determine where your money is going.
  • Mobile enhancements include: A new biometric login and Snapshot preview feature so you can preview favored account balances without logging in, along with depositing and ordering checks.

Every year, Carolina Trust earns a number of awards for their service and company culture, and this year is no different. Their list of accolades includes: 

  • Forbes list of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions 2021. 
  • For the fourth year in a row, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work. 
  • For the third year in a row, Credit Union Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For. 
  • For the third year in a row, Best in Banking in the WMBF Best of the Grand Strand Contest, as well as Best Mortgage Company.
  • Nine Marketing Association of Credit Union Awards, including Gold Awards in Sponsorship/Partnership Marketing for Living Local Carolina and Video Non-Commercial for Living Local Carolina. 
  • Diamond Award by the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council for our LimeRewards Credit Card Campaign. 
  • Historic Preservation Commission’s Horry County Legacy Business Award.

For the Carolina Trust company, what sets them apart from others in their field are their innovative products and services as well as their employees’ hard work and dedication. 

Carolina Trust is unique in that they are a big enough company to offer robust financial services, but small enough to make local-minded decisions and remain vested in the communities they serve. 

Their commitment to their customers shines through in every aspect of the company, and culminates in their company motto, “Putting People Ahead of Profits since 1958.” With their straightforward, clear goal, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union is able to focus on creating products and services that do just that: put people first.

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
1010 21st Ave N., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
(843) 448-2133
Facebook and Instagram: @carolinatrustfcu