SouthPoint Bank opens branch in Wilsonville

The Wilsonville location of SouthPoint Bank will be located at 9833 North Main Street. (Contributed)

The Wilsonville location of SouthPoint Bank will be located at 9833 North Main Street. (Contributed)

By GINNY COOPER MCCARLEY / Staff Writer

WILSONVILLE—SouthPoint Bank is scheduled to open a branch in downtown Wilsonville this coming fall, according to a July 14 news release from the organization.

The 2,400 square foot branch will be located at 98833 North Main Street, in a building that formerly housed M&F Bank. The three-person branch team will provide personal banking, commercial banking, mortgage loans, deposit accounts, a walk-up ATM and other banking services including internet banking, online bill payment, remote deposit and mobile banking.

The Wilsonville branch will be the first SouthPoint Bank location in east Shelby County for the Birminhgam-based organization.

Mayor Lee McCarty, III, emphasized the important impact the bank will have for the area.

“Wilsonville had a bank, continuously in operation from 1958 until 2011. Our town has served as a commercial hub for a large portion of mostly rural, eastern Shebly County for many years,” McCarty said in a news release. “We were at risk of losing our commercial hub status without a bank. SouthPoint is the perfect fit for our community.”

SouthPoint Bank President and CEO J. Stephen Smith said SouthPoint is “excited” to be opening a branch in Wilsonville.

“SouthPoint Bank is excited to be moving into a town with such a true sense of community,” Smith said. “We will be staffing the bank with local bankers and plan to play a vital community role in Wilsonville.”