Anderson Brothers Bank continues to expand its lending team with the recent additions of Nikki Lowery and Ray W. Merritt III as loan officers.

Lowery and Merritt will both be based in the bank’s North Myrtle Beach office located at 1799 Hwy 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597.

Lowery will assist customers with various financial services offered by the bank. She will be involved in customer relations and market development.

Prior to joining ABB, Lowery worked for several finance companies and positions included finance manager and assistant finance manager. She brings 9 years of financial experience to Anderson Brothers Bank, including her most recent service with 1st Franklin Finance.

Merritt will be responsible for servicing consumers and businesses within the community with all their financing needs. He brings over 8 years financial experience to Anderson Brothers Bank, with his most recent service with South State Bank.

Merritt is a graduate of Corning Community College in Corning, NY with an Associate’s Degree and a graduate of SGDA Golf Academy with an Associate’s Degree in Business. He is a member of the Surfside Rotary and has been a volunteer for the United Way Day of Caring in the Grand Strand for the past 4 years and has been the recipient of the Leadership Conway Professional Certification by the Conway Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited about Nikki and Ray’s decisions to become a part of our ABB Family,” said Bryan Lenertz, Vice President and Horry County Executive with Anderson Brothers Bank. “They both have proven abilities to assist clients with all their financial service needs and will make a significant impact in our continued growth in the North Myrtle Beach and surrounding markets.”

Anderson Brothers Bank is a full service community bank offering a complete range of competitive loan services and deposit products. Founded in 1933, this family-owned bank blends the elements of traditional personal service, local market awareness, and advanced technology to meet the financial needs of its customers.

Anderson Brothers Bank offers 23 branches conveniently located in 17 communities throughout the Pee Dee, Coastal and Low Country regions of South Carolina.

The bank’s main office is located at 101 North Main St. (P.O. Box 310) in Mullins. For additional information about Anderson Brothers Bank, call 843-464-6271 or visit


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