We aren't the biggest bank on the block, and you won't find one of our branches in Tokyo ... or even Charlotte. But there's a lot to be said for choosing a bank that's locally owned and managed. Because we are your neighbor and your friend, we're able to respond to community needs every day, year in and year out. Sometimes it means assisting a struggling family during the holidays. Sometimes it involves a cherished tradition like the Lawrence Harris Scholarship. It's no surprise to find your Friend banker volunteering beside you for a local charity. And when you bank at Friend, you know your bank is a place where you can always find a sympathetic ear or helping hand.