Marine Bank has announced that it has opened a banking center in the Seaway Plaza at 600 N. US Highway 1, Suite 604B, 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.”