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Fast-growing Florida Community Bank is strengthening its foothold in Miami-Dade & Broward
With a strategy of buying troubled banks and propelled by a strong capital base, Florida Community Bank has quickly catapulted itself onto the state’s banking scene.
                
Since it was formed in 2009, the bank has expanded rapidly, making nine acquisitions to date. Reaching $5 billion in assets, Florida Community Bank has grown to become the fourth-largest independent Florida-based bank — and comes in fifth when including locally based banks owned by foreign parents.

Now, the Weston-based financial institution is poised to spread its name throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties after its recent purchase of Miami Lakes-based Great Florida Bank. Last week, Florida Community completed integrating Great Florida’s loan and deposit systems and rebranding the interior of its locations. [more]
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Florida Community Bank Completes Conversion of Great Florida Bank Accounts and Facilities
Weston, Fla. (March 10, 2014)
Kent S. Ellert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Community Bank, NA. (“FCB” or the "Company"), a banking subsidiary of Bond Street Holdings, Inc. (“Bond Street”), today announced the completion of the conversion of recently acquired Great Florida Bank account holders into the FCB banking platform. The full conversion is effective opening of business, March 10, 2014.
With the conversion and integration of accounts and banking centers, Florida Community Bank now ranks as the fourth largest bank headquartered in Florida. The bank has approximately $5 billion in assets and over 60 locations along both Florida coasts and in the Orlando area. [more]
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Florida Community Bank, NA Completes Acquisition of Great Florida Bank
and Announces 4th Quarter Net Income of $6.9 Million

Weston, Fla. (January 31, 2014)
Florida Community Bank, N.A. (“FCB” or the "Company"), a banking subsidiary of Bond Street Holdings, Inc. (“Bond Street”), today announced it has acquired Great Florida Bank ("Great Florida") effective as of the close of business on January 31, 2014. Florida Community Bank is currently the fourth largest bank headquartered in Florida, with approximately $5 billion in assets and over 60 locations along both Florida coasts and in southeast Florida. “The strong support and collaboration between our teams to complete this transaction is extremely gratifying and only serves to reinforce the benefits of this combination” said Kent Ellert, President and Chief Executive Officer. “On Monday, we look forward to working together to serve our clients as one team with additional products and enhanced financial resources” he added. [more]
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Florida Community Bank, NA Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Great Florida Bank
Weston, Fla. (January 17, 2014) - Business Wire
Florida Community Bank, N.A. (“FCB” or the "Company"), a banking subsidiary of Bond Street Holdings, Inc. (“Bond Street”), today announced it has received regulatory approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to acquire Great Florida Bank ("Great Florida"). This approval represents the timely completion of the application process which began following the execution of a definitive acquisition agreement in July 2013. Based on the approval, the Company anticipates closing the acquisition of Great Florida on January 31, 2014. “This acquisition reflects the continuing successful execution of our strategic plan to foster FCB’s continued growth, both strategically and organically, as our team works to establish FCB as the bank of choice for businesses, entrepreneurs, and personal consumers in Florida” added Kent Ellert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Community Bank. [more]
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Loans Surge $200M at Florida Community Bank
South Florida Business Journal
Florida Community Bank expanded its loan portfolio by $200 million in the third quarter as its profits grew.
 
The Weston-based bank boosted its loans to $1.84 billion on Sept. 30, from $1.64 billion on June 30. Most of its loans are in commercial real estate and commercial lines of credit.

That’s good news for customers of Miami Lakes-based Great Florida Bank, which Florida Community Bank parent Bond Street Holdings plans to acquire in a $42.5 million merger. That deal is awaiting regulatory approval.
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Bauer Financial Upgrades Florida Community Bank to a 5 Star Rating
South Florida Business Journal
Nearly one-third of South Florida banks were given the top rating for safety and soundness by Bauer Financial, including two that were upgraded in the second quarter.

The Coral Gables-based company awarded 21 of the 66 local banks a five-star rating. Another 11 local banks earned four stars, meaning they were still recommended.

Bauer uses federal regulatory data to rate banks based on capital ratio, profit/loss trends, delinquent loans and other factors. It ranks banks from zero to five stars.
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Florida Focus
Business Observer
The recession and relatively quick shrinkage it fostered on community banking in Florida scarred many business owners — a fact Kent Ellert considers nearly every day.

The tightening of loan requirements and a clamp down on credit lines has led many an entrepreneur to distrust or even shun banks. The 24 Gulf Coast bank failures since August 2008 only further exacerbate the ill will. Ellert, who has worked in Florida banking for more than 25 years, says he feels and hears the pain.
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FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, N.A., THE FIFTH LARGEST INDEPENDENT BANKING ORGANIZATION HEADQUARTERED IN FLORIDA, SIGNS DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENT WITH GREAT FLORIDA BANK
Market Watch
Banking Institutions will Combine to be One of the Strongest Banking Organizations in Florida.   Florida Community Bank, N.A. ("FCB" or the "Company"), a banking subsidiary of Bond Street Holdings, Inc. ("Bond Street"), today announced a strategic merger transaction with Great Florida Bank ("Great Florida") that will, upon closing, result in creating Florida's fourth largest independent banking institution.
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FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK'S LOANS SURGE $123M IN Q1, EARNINGS UP
South Florida Business Journal
While it seeks to acquire a bank in Jacksonville, Florida Community Bank showed impressive loan growth and better profits in the first quarter.

The Weston-based bank expanded its loan portfolio by $123 million, or 9.2 percent, during the first quarter to reach $1.47 billion. It also boosted its headcount by 18 employees during the first quarter, giving it 542.
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FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK LOCAL BANK IS A MAJOR ASSET FOR BUSINESSES STATEWIDE
Suite Life Magazine
While many Florida businesses are still reeling from the prolonged recession and real estate market collapse, few have felt the pain of the one-two punch as acutely as the state’s independent banks. But in Southwest Florida, one locally-based lender has come out swinging.

Since being acquired by Bond Street Holdings, Inc. in 2010, Florida Community Bank (FCB) has come back stronger than ever — and in record time. In just two years, it has grown into the fifth-largest independent bank in Florida, with 41 locations statewide and assets exceeding $3 billion.
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KENT S. ELLERT ELECTED AS CEO OF FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK
WESTON (January 18, 2013) – Kent S. Ellert has been elected as Chief Executive Officer of Florida Community Bank, N.A.(FCB).  Ellert will assume his new role effective January 26, 2013.

Ellert most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of FCB and the bank’s holding company, Bond Street Holdings, Inc.   He is also a member of the Board of Directors of FCB and Bond Street Holdings, Inc. In this role, Ellert and his team successfully led the biding, acquisition, and subsequent integration of eight banking platforms in 2010 and 2011.
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COFFEE WITH KENT & DAVE RADIO SEGMENTS
Courtesy of The Dave Elliott Show on Naples' 98.9 FM WGUF

October 17, 2013 - Listen to FCB President & CEO Kent Ellert on the Dave Elliott Show

September 17, 2013 - Listen to FCB President & CEO Kent Ellert on the Dave Elliott Show

August 15, 2013 - Listen to FCB President & CEO Kent Ellert on the Dave Elliott Show

July 10, 2013 - Listen to FCB President & CEO Kent Ellert on the Dave Elliott Show

June 3, 2013 - Listen to FCB President & CEO Kent Ellert on the Dave Elliott Show

 

 

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