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The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation granted $5,000 to Greer Relief.

Greer Relief and Resources Agency is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit that “exists to transform neighbors in need to neighbors who thrive, by providing services to eliminate poverty and help neighbors overcome barriers for success.”

Greer Relief services Greenville and Spartanburg counties, focusing many services in Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman, and Wellford. 

Prevention is the key approach to Greer Relief’s mission with key methods that include: Case Management, Financial Support, Referral and Next Step Education.

During Covid-19, Greer Relief has continued to work tirelessly to provide food, switch programs...

CBL State Savings Bank elected Michael L. Montgomery to Board of Directors.

“I was so humbled to receive the invitation to join the CBL Board of Directors with a group of people that I think of very highly," says Michael L. Montgomery. 

Montgomery currently serves as broker-in-charge and owner of Montgomery Realty Group with experience in the Greenville County real estate market for 15+ years. He is a local from Travelers Rest that attended Blue Ridge High School and Greenville Technical College.  As a business owner his motto is “personalized service, better communication and a family feeling,” which resonates with CBL as a the local, community bank.

“CBL is proud to welcome Michael to ou...

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation granted $15,000 to Operation Hope in Landrum, SC.

Operation Hope is a faith-based ecumenical, 501c3 non-profit, outreach ministry that provides a tremendous number of programs and services for the Spartanburg County District 1 area, including: Food Pantry and Supply Closet, Clothing Closet, Resale Shop, Financial Assistance, Computer Kiosks & Employment Readiness and more.

"Operation Hope Board Member and Director, Susan Tompkins, says that they are very grateful, appreciative, and honored to be blessed by one of CBL State Savings Bank’s Grants. Tompkins says, "Being the recipient of CBL's $15,000 grant has afforded Operation Hope the...

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $10,000 to the Greer Christian Learning Center.  This grant will be used by the Christian Learning Center to assist with the cost of bus insurance.

The Greer Christian Learning Center (GCLC), in cooperation with schools and in partnership with individuals and churches, provides students in public schools an opportunity to receive Christian education through classes and to learn how to apply Biblical principles in their lives, families, and communities. Busses are used to transport students to and from the middle school and high school, and it is important to have the proper transportation for a safe and effective program.

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The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $5,000 to Piedmont Women’s Center’s BrightCourse Program.

Piedmont Women’s Center provides reproductive health care to the upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas. Their new BrightCourse Program offers women the opportunity for pregnancy education and to gain confidence in parenting through taking video courses.

Each course is taken with a designated client advocate that stays with them throughout the entire program. With over 100 available topics to choose from, these new mother’s can choose from topics on everything from pregnancy, to labor and delivery, to raising a new little one.

“We are so excited to have been aw...

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $12,500 to Greer Community Ministries (GCM) Meals on Wheels program.

GCM is a faith based organization with the philosophy that, “no elderly, home bound or disadvantaged person in the Greater Greer area will go hungry.”

In 2019, Meals on Wheels delivered 85,191 hot, freshly prepared meals in the Greer area. So far with the pandemic challenges of 2020 the Meals on Wheels program has continued at capacity never missing a meal. GCM is cooking and delivering hot meals five days a week and has taken precautionary measures for safety.  These safety measures include, but are not limited to, loading volunteer vehicles without them ge...

June 10, 2020

Scam Alert - Exploiting the Coronavirus: Fear of Infection

 The cybercriminals are ruthless with their Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks. They have sent emails that appear to be from a hospital and warn that you have been exposed to the virus through contact with a colleague, friend, or family member.
Attached to the email is a “pre-filled” form to download and take with you to the hospital. Don’t be fooled. The attachment is actually a sophisticated piece of malware. This threat relies on panic and fear to bypass rational thinking. Don’t give in!

Remember to stay vigilant:

  • Think before you click. The bad guys rely on impulsive clicking.

  • Never download an attachment from an email you...

CBL Mobile Banking

Our new Mobile Banking app enables you to easily and securely use your smartphone to:

  • Check account balances

  • View recent transactions

  • Transfer funds to and from CBL and non-CBL accounts

How To Enroll From Your Mobile Device

  1. Download the CBLMobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and install it on your device.

  2. Open the app.

  3. Tap the First Time User? Enroll Now link.

  4. Tap Type of account.

  5. Tap the type of account you want to use to identify yourself during enrollment.

  6. In the Account number field, enter the account number associated with the account type you selected.

  7. In the Social Security number field, enter...

March 13, 2020

CBL State Savings Bank is dedicated to the safety and health of our customers and associates.

We are continuing to stay up to date on current threat and statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Precautionary measures are being taken to ensure that each branch is sanitized more thoroughly in addition to our standard cleaning routine and that our team is taking caution to wash hands more often, particularly after handling money. 

As we continue to monitor COVID-19, please note that CBLbanklocal.com and our mobile banking platform is open 24/7 for your banking needs. Our branch locations are open during normal business hours, and team memb...

CBL State Savings Bank donated $15,000 to the Tiny Homes project for the homeless through Daily Bread Ministries.

In 2020, Daily Bread Ministries hopes to complete construction and open five tiny homes in conjunction with the Greer Soup Kitchen. This tiny home concept allows for shelter for the homeless in transitional and emergency situations and will be an extension of the current STEP program for families in the Greer Family Shelter.

STEP simply means the “Shelter to Empower People” and with the addition of the five tiny homes there will be greater opportunity to serve the homeless individuals and couples in the community.  This program offers shelter, food from Greer Soup Kitchen, life ski...

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