GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Carolina First Corp. has announced the acquisition of First Sun Mortgage Corp., a private company based in Columbia, S.C., that originates and services home loans.

Mack 1. Whittle Jr., president and chief executive officer of Carolina First, said: "With the historically low interest-rate environment, and the accompanying flurry of refinancing activity, it is an especially attractive time to be pursuing mortgage banking business."

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