Fifth Third Bank has established a commercial banking center in Asheville, the company announced Friday, that will serve businesses across western North Carolina.
The Cincinnati-based bank has been actively expanding in North Carolina, including at a regional headquarters in uptown Charlotte.
The commercial banking office will be led by David Hammett, who previously worked as a market executive for RBC Bank. That bank is being acquired by PNC Financial Services.
Fifth Third also has commercial banking presences in Charlotte and Raleigh.