At Gateway Bank, we steward the financial future of our community, its businesses, and their families because we believe our community deserves to excel.
A message from Tom Ingram – Gateway Bank of Central Florida - CEO
It’s my pleasure to announce that Gateway Bank has agreed to merge with CenterState Bank of Florida. CenterState is, first and foremost, a community bank sharing our banking culture and philosophy. We could not have selected a better partner to take Gateway Bank to an even higher performance level.
You can read about the merger in the attached Press Release. CenterState is the third largest Florida-based community bank. After completing the merger, which includes our affiliate banks in Sarasota and Daytona Beach, CenterState will have over $6.5 billion in assets and over 80 banking locations throughout the state. This will allow our clients to bank in nearly every corner of the state.
We know CenterState wants to maintain the high levels of customer service we have built at Gateway Bank over this past decade. In fact, Center State insisted that our bank CEOs agree to stay for at least four years after the merger is complete. That says a lot about the company. This, of course, means your banking team will be here to assist you as we always are, even after the CenterState name appears on our banking centers.
These are exciting times for Gateway Bank, and we are very confident you will see the benefits of our alignment with CenterState. We expect the merger will close in the second quarter of 2017, and we will post periodic updates on our Facebook page.
You have a lot of banking choices out there – and we know we have to be better and different to earn your business.
We offer a full array of outstanding financial products and solutions designed to meet your needs. And our banking services are provided by local, knowledgeable professionals in a community bank environment. We have your best interest in mind.
If you need quick decisions on loans, competitive products and rates with quality service that exceeds your expectations – you will like doing business with us.
What we can’t communicate in words is our Passion of wanting to be your banker. You’ll have to experience that first hand.