By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor
CARTHAGE – Following a 2017 merger with Capital Bank, First Tennessee Bank has taken up residence in Smith County at 1001 North Main Street in Carthage.
“First Tennessee Bank has been around for 150 years. They are the oldest bank in Tennessee,” stated Katie Jones, branch manager. “The bank’s long history in our state has demonstrated that First Tennessee will not only offer valuable products and services to our customers but will also remain actively involved and invested in the Smith County community.”
First Tennessee Bank was founded in 1864 and has the 14tholdest national bank charter in the country. It currently operates 350 branches across the southeast U.S. The bank holds the largest deposit market share in Tennessee and has one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. First Tennessee has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by American Banker, Working Mother magazine and the National Association for Female Executives.
Along with a new name, the branch will have new hours, Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The bank will no longer be open on Saturday.
Jones is looking forward to building on First Tennessee’s reputation for strong customer service and community involvement.
“First Tennessee has a passion for supporting the community and we believe that’s what makes us so successful,” said Jones. “We’re excited to be in this area and able to support our neighbors and the community here.”