In 2005, a small group of business people had a vision for a new bank focused on building solid customer relationships through unparalleled personal service, backed by the latest banking innovations and technology. After raising nearly $18 million in capital, from 120 local shareholders, NorthStar Bank opened its doors for business in Tampa Bay on August 6, 2007.

Since then, we’ve offered a true alternative to mega-regional banks for everyone from complex commercial/corporate clients to individuals who are looking for a strong, stable community bank. NorthStar Bank is the Community Bank for Tampa Bay.

In 2013, we expanded to Belleair Bluffs, our second office and our first in Pinellas County. This allows us to offer even more convenience for many of our commercial, industrial and personal clients.

2015 has been a big year for NorthStar Bank.  Within two months, we opened the doors of a Loan Production Office in downtown St. Petersburg and an office in South Tampa.

The Loan Production Office allows NorthStar Bank to serve more of Pinellas County.  This location opened on July 13, 2015 and is closer to and more convenient for our existing customers in St. Petersburg.

With the high demand for an office in South Tampa, we partnered with BDG Architects and Creative Contractors to design and construct a state-of-the-art building.  We broke ground on April 7, 2015 and opened the doors for business on August 29, 2015.

NorthStar Bank’s strong financial condition has been recognized with a “Five Star” Bauer Rating, the highest attainable by BauerFinancial, a leading independent bank rating and research firm.


NorthStar Bank owes its success to the contributions and commitment of its entire staff. Collective feedback from our employees led to the adoption of this list of our Bank Up values:

Bank Up: Bold, Accessible, Nimble, Knowledgeable, Unparalleled, and Professional.

At NorthStar we are personally committed to carrying out our Bank’s mission each day.  We do this by first embracing our own team showing unparalleled dignity and respect to each other and our customers.

We will be kind, patient, considerate, flexible and always willing to listen to our fellow team members.  We will value diversity and creativity– fostering an innovative environment where others are open to sharing ideas.

We are unparalleled in our service quality and in how we treat others.  We are a team, we are supportive and helpful, and we understand that we are stronger when we work together.