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ServisFirst will open on Bailey Road

Build them and they will come

April 25. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius is getting another: a) Bank b) Bank c) Bank You guessed bank, right? When ServisFirst Bank opens on Bailey Road a half block from Hwy. 21 later this year, it will be the 15th banking company branch located in Cornelius. The new branch is a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, […]

HomeTrust ribbon cutting / Photo: Lake Norman Chamber

HomeTrust opens in Cornelius, People’s Bank moves to Huntersville

May 5. The harmonic balance of banks in Cornelius is unchanged after the opening of HomeTrust at 19520 W. Catawba and the closing of People’s Bank at 9624 Bailey Road. That means there are still 14 banks with offices in Cornelius and, town-wide, a total of roughly $1.5 billion in deposits, but that’s as of […]

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All signs point to December opening for HomeTrust

Nov. 10. By Dave Vieser. All parties came out smiling after the Board of Adjustment hearing on exterior wall signs at HomeTrust Bank on West Catawba. The bank initially requested permission to display a fourth wall sign on their new building at the corner of West Catawba and One Norman. However, at the hearing the […]

Board of Adjustment posts sign discussion on tonight’s meeting agenda

Nov. 8. Dave Vieser. How many exterior wall-mounted signs should HomeTrust Bank be allowed to display on their new building at the corner of West Catawba Avenue and One Norman? They have three and the bank, which plans to open here in December, wants a fourth. The Cornelius Planning Board, acting in its role as […]

ATM damaged in attempted robbery

Aug. 26. A thief or thieves tried to bust open the Bank of the Ozarks ATM on West Catawba, but apparently were unsuccessful. Cornelius Police say the alarm went off at Bank OZK, 19811 W. Catawba, around 3:45 am Aug. 16. The top hatch of the ATM was forced open, as well as the cash […]

HomeTrust plans to open later this year

There are more than 1.35 billion reasons for a new bank in Cornelius

Aug. 24. By Dave Yochum. When HomeTrust Bank opens on West Catawba at One Norman later this year, it will join more than a dozen banks dividing up more than $1.35 billion of deposits in Cornelius. And those are 2020 data, as as per the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. HomeTrust’s new branch, at almost 10,000 […]


United Community Bank to purchase Aquesta for $131 million

May 27. Aquesta Financial, the parent company of Cornelius-based Aquesta Bank, is being acquired by United Community Banks in a deal valued at $131 million. The cash and stock deal will close in the fourth quarter. Jim Engel, CEO of Aquesta, said the local banking company needed a partner with a larger balance sheet and […]

Michigan-based mortgage lender will open office Cornelius

March 24. Ross Mortgage Corp. will open a full-service mortgage loan operation with three employees at 9606 Bailey Road. Michael Fischer will serve as branch manager. Local loan officers include Arielle Best and Rosalie Petrone, as well loan officer assistant Nathan Ramsay. Ross, headquartered in Troy, Mich., operates in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, […]

Bank of America is open

Jan. 11. Bank of America‚Äôs Cornelius branch has reopened a week after it closed unexpectedly. Customers can access safe deposit boxes, as well as any account or branch services. Drive-through windows are also open. The branch at 20005 W. Catawba did not open on Monday morning Jan. 4. There was apparently no prior notification to […]

BofA temporarily closes Cornelius branch

Jan. 6. Bank of America has temporarily closed its branch on West Catawba without prior warning or explanation, although the on-site ATM is open. The temporary closure apparently extends from this past Monday Jan. 4 through Thursday Jan. 7, with reopening, according to the web site, this Friday. It’s unclear if the temporary closure is […]