Marine Bank & Trust Expands Lending Team


Kristy Contreras, Marine Bank & Trust

Marine Bank & Trust has announced that Kristy Contreras has joined its residential lending team serving Martin and St. Lucie counties.   She will be based in the Bank’s commercial and residential lending office at 240 NW Peacock Boulevard, Suite 302 in St. Lucie West.

“Today’s competitive home buying market is like nothing we’ve seen before,” said Bill Penney, President, and CEO of Marine Bank. “Marine Bank is helping to alleviate homebuyers’ anxiety by increasing our team of responsive customer-focused and service-driven professionals.  Our goal is to simplify the dream of homeownership.”

Contreras brings more than a decade of customer service, sales, and branch management experience to the Bank.

To meet 2021’s growing housing demand, the Bank has more than doubled its number of residential lenders.  In 2020, Marine Bank closed 221 residential loans totaling $61 million enabling its customers to buy homes or lower their existing loan rate.