The Bank of Tampa is headquartered in Tampa and is the 21st largest bank in the state of Florida. It is also the 522nd largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1973 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 218 employees at 10 locations. The Bank of Tampa has a B+ health rating.
My business had been a client of The Bank of Tampa since 2009. During that time frame, we grew, increased our average deposits, paid down debt, and have had an exemplary payment record with all of our creditors. We've reached out to the bank to help us consolidate debt, obtain more competitive interest rates, and help us improve our working capital to propel us to the next level multiple times. Each of the times we reached out, the message I heard was simple, "we don't lend unless you don't need the money".
Our relationship manager left the bank back in June 2011, a new one was not assigned. I reached out to someone who used to work under my prior relationship manager and had recently been promoted. I was not treated with the respect I felt I deserved and was given the run-around on many items. Even after eight years in business, The Bank of Tampa considered my company a start-up and the new relationship manager didn't even know how long we'd been in operation.
Ultimately, I took my business elsewhere and the bank retaliated by shutting down our credit card based on financial information from 2009 (without even asking for updated information).
If you are an attorney, physician, wealthy, or any combination thereof, The Bank of Tampa will be personally committed to you. If you're a growing small business with less than stellar financials but a proven track record of meeting your obligations, do yourself a favor and take your business elsewhere. The Bank of Tampa is interested in one thing and one thing only, your deposits.
I have been a BoT client for almost 20 years and am very pleased with the experience. Their savings/CD rates are competitive, as are their loan/mortgage rates. In addition, the staff is courteous, professional, and well-informed. I have had accounts with other local banks (BofA, Wachovia, SunTrust, and BB&T), but I find that BoT provides the best overall quality of services. If you're tired of being treated like "just another customer" by your current bank and are looking for an outstanding full-service institution in the Tampa Bay area, visit Bank of Tampa -- you won't regret it.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 The Bank of Tampa had $17.05 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $114.91 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives The Bank of Tampa a Texas Ratio of 14.84% which is above average. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for The Bank of Tampa experienced no significant changes from 14.02% as of March 31, 2013 to 14.84% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a negative change of 5.83%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for The Bank of Tampa has had no significant changes in recent periods.
In the past year, The Bank of Tampa has increased its total deposits by $70.06 million, resulting in 6.25% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth The Bank of Tampa has shown is excellent.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. The Bank of Tampa has $1.3 billion in assets with $114.91 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 8.85%, which is average.
|FDIC Certificate #||21031|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$101.80 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$13.11 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$16.64 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$407,000|
|Historic Data - March 2013|
|Equity Capital||$100.37 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$12.76 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$16.64 million|
|Real Estate Owned||$892,000|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Return on Assets||0.66%|
|Return on Equity||8.44%|
|Interest Income||$10.12 million|
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|The Bank of Tampa Locations|
|Brandon Branch||1217 Oakfield Drive||Brandon, FL 33511|
|Carrollwood Village Office||13868 North Dale Mabry Hwy||Tampa, FL 33616|
|Tampa Palms Branch||15302 Amberly Drive||Tampa, FL 33647|
|St. Pete Branch||200 Central Avenue||Saint Petersburg, FL 33701|
|Sunset Park Branch||4355 Henderson Boulevard||Tampa, FL 33629|
|Armenia Branch||4400 North Armenia Avenue||Tampa, FL 33603|
|Westshore Branch||4600 West Cypress Street, Suite 100||Tampa, FL 33607|
|Waters Branch||5401 West Waters Avenue||Tampa, FL 33634|
|The Bank Of Tampa||601 Bayshore Boulevard, Suite 100||Tampa, FL 33606|
|Downtown Branch||Three Tampa City Center, Suite 40||Tampa, FL 33602|