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Our Story

A message from our President and CEO, Bill West.

With assets totaling more than $1.5 billion, The Bank of Tampa is one of the largest community banks in the Tampa Bay area. We have a proud history and a strong legacy that is reflected in everything we do. For more than three decades, we have developed quality relationships that are personal and accessible, and we aim to deliver a client experience like no other. Since The Bank of Tampa’s inception in 1984, it has been privately owned by its staff, directors, and clients.

Our bank was built with the foundation of a commercial bank, but over the years, we have strived to diversify our portfolio and reach clients with many different backgrounds and professions. Today, we offer commercial banking, corporate banking—which includes middle market, commercial real estate, SBA lending, and treasury services—personal banking, wealth management, and trust services—truly making us a full-service community bank.