About Us

Since opening in 1999, BayFirst has been focused on becoming the premier bank Tampa Bay. Since then, we’ve grown our small, independent bank into a top nationwide SBA lender and one of the leading community banks in the region, without losing sight of our commitment to making an impact in our community and being Here for What’s Next® in the lives of our customers.

With a growing network of banking centers located across Tampa Bay, a nationally-ranked SBA division that has provided more than $2 billion in loans to keep small businesses moving forward, and a bank-wide focus on putting our customers and community first, BayFirst can provide the financial products and services you need to achieve your goals –whatever they may be.

Since 1999

Here for What’s Next

Our Story

We continue to grow, but our focus remains singular – helping each and every one of you with whatever comes next.

We proudly provide additional services like the TrendSetters Club for members 50 years or older to socialize and gain insights to their financial health. Our CASH Kids Club sets up the next generation with smart banking basics and interactive technology; and our Essential Checking account program is designed to help those in difficult credit circumstances get their banking back on its feet. We also offer VA loans to help those who served get settled into their dream home. These are just a few of the programs we’re proud to offer.

Our strategy has been focused around building national caliber services while staying true to delivering our personal-service experience. So whether you are a branch customer, a business customer or a home buyer, you will find that BayFirst takes pride in delivering a quality banking experience.

So, should we get started on what’s next?