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First Advantage Bank opens Franklin location

First Advantage Bank has expanded into Williamson County, opening recently its second Nashville-area business banking location in less than a year. The new site, located at 1212 Murfreesboro Road in Franklin, is a strategic move by the Clarksville-based community bank to continue growing its commercial lending presence in Middle Tennessee and deliver a "high-tech, streamlined, and deeply personalized banking experience," according to a press release.

The new location will function primarily as a business banking center, complementing the bank’s commercial lending office at 3100 West End Avenue in Nashville. The local team specializes in commercial lending, private banking and wealth management, but also offers retail products and services for personal accounts.

“Williamson County is extremely important to our vision and growth strategy. The proximity to Nashville, unique demographics, and healthy commercial activity aligns perfectly with our business model. We offer a better small business banking experience that should be a welcomed opportunity for entrepreneurs who are looking for a local partner to help them grow their businesses and manage their investments,” said Earl Bradley, First Advantage Bank CEO.

First Advantage Bank fully renovated the standalone facility to support a modern, customer-centric banking experience, said Bradley, and expects the high-traffic location to give it some additional visibility in the competitive Franklin market.

The local team is led by Brian Bishop, vice president and business banking relationship manager. He is responsible for all branch production, loan and deposit growth, and customer experience. Bishop previously served as assistant vice president and branch manager for U.S. Bank in Nashville, and has also worked with Wachovia/Wells Fargo and InsBank.

Blake Scurlock is assistant vice president and universal banker II. Scurlock joined First Advantage Bank from U.S. Bank and has also been with Regions. He has experience in lending, customer service, and branch operations.

In addition to the Nashville and Franklin locations, First Advantage Bank operates five full-service banking centers in Clarksville.

For more information on First Advantage Bank and its business banking, personal banking, and mortgage products and services visit

Posted on: 6/19/2013


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