We have more good news to report.

It’s been a over year and a half since Bank of America left Gateway as part of that company’s strategic shift towards online banking. Since that time we’ve heard from plenty of disappointed BoA customers, especially their business banking clients for whom deposits are no longer convenient at all.

But now Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seen the opportunity that exists in Gateway and will be opening a branch in the former BoA location. 

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is thrilled to be a part of the Gateway and Daniels community. After the departure of a national bank, the Gateway and Daniels neighborhood has not had convenient banking and lending services for almost 2 years. We believe our locally owned Bank will truly fill that void in the community, offering the highest level of service to Gateway and the Daniels corridor,” said Lee Golden, Senior Vice-President and Director of Retail Operations for Sanibel Captiva.

We will be offering full service banking and lending needs, and will have a full drive-thru service, as well as an ATM located at the entrance of the building,” added Golden.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank was founded in 2003 and currently has five locations in Southwest Florida, including two on Sanibel and three in Fort Myers. The Gateway branch will become it’s furthest location to the east.

According to Golden, Sanibel Captiva has $332 million worth of assets, and generates “the third-highest return on equity of Florida’s 151 chartered banks.”

Sanibel Captiva currently holds a four-star rating from BauerFinancial, one of the nation’s leading analysts of banks and credit unions in the United States.

According to BauerFinancial, four stars represents an ‘Excellent’ track record and is officially a bank that BauerFinancial would recommend.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank offers a mobile app, full online banking, safe deposit boxes and all other services you’d expect from your financial institution. They hope to have the branch open by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

For more information, please visit sancapbank.com.



Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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