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United Community Bank Completes Transition of Progress Financial Corporation

  • Posted on April 17, 2023

All Locations Now Part of United Brand

GREENVILLE, S.C.– Following its merger with Progress Bank and Trust on January 3, 2023, United Community Bank has completed the transition of all Progress accounts and services. Fourteen Progress branch locations in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle have been re-branded, bringing United’s total footprint to 206 locations across six states.

“We are pleased to welcome a team of talented bankers who share our commitment to helping customers achieve their financial goals and plan for their futures, creating happier lives and stronger communities,” said Lynn Harton, President and Chief Executive Officer of United. “The dedicated, focused, and friendly service customers have come to know at Progress will continue as we move forward together.
“We’re honored to deliver the same personalized service and local decision making – along with everything else customers love about Progress – through a larger network of locations, resources, and expertise,” said David Nast who founded Progress in 2008 and now leads United in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. “Our priority is to make customers comfortable in their new financial home and make this transition as seamless as possible for them.”
Progress Bank will be the first market within the United footprint to showcase the refreshed United brand logo. Signs and communication with Progress customers will reflect the updated United Community logo, ahead of a footprint-wide rollout of the look over the next 18 months.

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for consumers and business owners. As of December 31, 2022, United had $24.0 billion in assets and 192 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary.  The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the” last nine years United has earned the coveted award. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend. United was also named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker in 2022 for the sixth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Additional information about United can be found at

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