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.


We provide the highest level of personal and commercial banking services by doing the unexpected to deliver unparalleled service quality, product value and recognition as the employer of choice in our marketplace. Our banks success depends on our commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities that we serve.

Employee Created Values

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 company values:

  • Be ethical – Serve with integrity
  • Be responsible – deliver commitments timely
  • Create an inviting working environment
  • Be respectful – always place emphasis on customers at all times
  • Teamwork or collaborative thinking – success is not attainable without it
  • Treat every situation as a learning experience
  • Be an advisor – seek out solutions