Friday, February 24, 2012

Fifth Third establishes commercial banking center for western N.C.

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.