Southern Hills Community Bank chooses COCC for core banking partnership

SOUTHINGTON, CT (April 13, 2017) — Southern Hills Community Bank has chosen to partner with COCC for core banking services. The $86 million bank has a main branch in Leesburg, Ohio and additional branches in Greenfield and Lynchburg. In October 2017, the bank will be merging with $67 million Ripley Federal Savings Bank.

Southern Hills Community Bank was seeking ways to stay competitive within their market while also saving on costs. With customer needs always evolving, the bank needed to expand their product and services offerings, as well as enhance their technology.

“We chose to partner with COCC for core banking services because of their focus on community banks,” said Jeffrey Cloud, President & CEO of Southern Hills Community Bank. “COCC offers the products and services to meet our customers’ needs while giving us the future ability to stay competitive in our market.”

COCC’s advanced, next-generation technology was another differentiator for the bank. COCC’s fully integrated core platform and ancillary products will enhance Southern Hills Community Bank’s existing offerings. “I feel confident that our partnership with COCC will allow us to meet the continual advancements in banking products and technology which will assist us in servicing our customers more efficiently,” said Lindsay M. Hammond, Vice President, Information Technology for Southern Hills Community Bank.

Another major factor for this community bank was COCC’s high level of customer service. “We appreciate the responsiveness of COCC during our contract negotiations,” said Mr. Cloud. “COCC worked to provide us with a mutually beneficial arrangement that truly meets our pricing needs.”

“As we approach our 50th anniversary, I can truly say that innovative technology, client focus and service delivery distinguish COCC in the marketplace. We look forward to exceeding Southern Hills Community Bank’s expectations for years to come,” said Richard A. Leone, CEO of COCC.

About COCC

COCC delivers the most comprehensive core partnership in the industry, combining a collaborative approach with the most highly adopted, feature-rich, modern standards-based core banking platform available. Its digital banking solution ensures that clients provide a rich and intuitive user experience, coupled with personalization driven by advanced machine learning models. Through extensive in-house development and using APIs to streamline innovative fintech integrations, COCC clients leverage a complete suite of modern financial technology solutions. COCC has been client-owned for over 50 years, acting as a partner with an unmatched focus on client service to help community banks and credit unions meet their unique and ever-changing needs. To learn more, visit

About Southern Hills Community Bank

Southern Hills Community Bank (SHCB) was founded in 1884 to serve the Southern Ohio area, with branches in Leesburg (headquarters), Lynchburg, and Greenfield. SHCB is a community bank, offering personal and commercial services such as checking, savings, mortgage, and car loans. Ripley Federal Savings Bank will merge with SHCB, creating a strong, community-focused financial institution with a combined approximate asset size of $150 million.


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