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Including Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, Clearwater, Lakeland, Saint Petersburg, Brandon, Venice, Winter Haven, Largo, and 90 other towns.

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Since you live in Tampa, you're never far away from a refreshing sea breeze and the excitement of the ocean. You can head to nearby Clearwater to enjoy some of the country's highest-ranked white sand beaches or take the Howard Frankland Bridge to visit St. Pete Beach. Even better, head down to Curtis Hixon Park to enjoy a concert, festival or other special event on the banks of the beautiful Hillsborough River.

Tampa residents love their sports! Cheer on the home team at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Tampa Bay Lightning game, or root for the Tampa Bay Rays as they complete a competitive American League schedule. Between Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, the Lowry Park Zoo, and other attractions, there's no shortage of entertainment options in the Tampa Bay area.

In addition to choosing from plenty of things to do, Tampa residents can also choose from a variety of attractive banking options. The greater Tampa Bay area is home to approximately 1,630 branches of nearly 45 credit unions and 115 banks. 43 banks and 31 credit unions, including Raymond James Bank, MidFlorida Credit Union and SunCoast Credit Union, also choose to headquarter their organizations in Tampa Bay. Citizens Bank and Trust holds the record as the oldest active bank in Tampa Bay. This organization has been serving customers since 1920. When you find an excellent financial institution that meets your needs, you can spend more time soaking up the Florida sun and less time on the phone or in line at your bank!

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MyBankingDirect Increases Money Market Rate 1.15%
The Annual Percentage Yield is accurate as of January 18, 2017; and is subject to change without notice. The My Banking Direct Money Market Checking is a tiered rate account.
$400 Checking Bonus Available At Regions Bank
UPDATE 1/19/2017: The $400 bonus is no longer available. Availability: New checking customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
HomeBanc (FL) Adds 21- And 31-Month CD Specials
Availability: Market area is Central Florida. In late December, HomeBanc, N.A. (HomeBanc) added two CD Specials: 21-month CD (1.50% APY) and 31-month CD (1.85% APY). The minimum opening deposit is
Wells Fargo Offers Easy $250 Checking Bonus
Availability: Nationwide Wells Fargo Bank (Wells Fargo) is offering a $250 checking account bonus for “new checking customers.” According to a CSR, "new" means new, as in "never, ever having
Special CDs In Florida: 1.50% 21 Month And 1.85% 31 Month
HomeBanc was advertising this at their branch: 1.85% APY 31-month CD 1.50% APY 21-month CD Minimum $10,000 Maximum $100,000 Checking account required with $1,500 minimum opening deposit
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