Marine Bank opens full-service banking center in Fort Pierce



Bill Penney - President & CEO, Marine Bank

Marine Bank has announced that it has opened a full-service banking center in the Seaway Plaza at 604 N. US Highway 1, Suite 604, in Fort Pierce.  Known as the former home of the Padrick Chevrolet dealership in the 50s, the new banking center is on the southeast corner of US Highway 1 and Seaway Drive.  The revitalization of the plaza coincides with many new projects that are planned or already underway in Downtown Fort Pierce.

The banking center will be managed by vice president and banking center manager Melissa Montanez. With more than 20 years of banking experience including 15 years in branch management, Montanez is tasked with introducing Marine Bank’s signature service to an even greater number of businesses and residents of St. Lucie County.  Marine Bank has been operating a residential and commercial lending office at 240 NW Peacock Boulevard, Unit 302 in St. Lucie West since July of 2021.

“We’re excited to fill a void for community banking in the Fort Pierce area,” said Bill Penney, president and CEO of Marine Bank. “We offer banking like you remember. You can call the branch and get a human. You don’t need an appointment to stop by a banking center to open an account or apply for a loan, and our friendly, knowledgeable team returns emails and phone calls. Plus we offer high-tech conveniences such as mobile banking with mobile check deposit, a mobile mortgage app, and user-friendly online banking.  Marine Bank provides the best of both worlds.”

About Marine Bank & Trust

Marine Bank was chartered in 1997 and has $593 million in assets as of March 31, 2022, with five full-service branches in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Melbourne, and Fort Pierce plus a commercial and residential lending office in Port St. Lucie.  As the only community bank headquartered in Indian River County, the Bank’s growth aligns with the national trend of customers choosing to bank local.  Marine Bank has earned the coveted 4-Star Excellent rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. The bank has been named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking for its commitment to strong community banking.  The Bank is an active community supporter providing over $200,000 to more than 125 local non-profit organizations in the market over the last five years.  For more information, visit the website at


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