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Mercantil Bank is a nationally chartered financial institution and one of the largest privately held banks in South Florida. The Bank has been offering financial services to the communities it serves for over 35 years, and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. Mercantil Servicios Financieros (MSF), a Venezuelan company, beneficially owns the Bank through U.S. bank holding companies. MSF is the largest provider of financial services in Venezuela, with more than 90 years of experience and offices in the Americas and Europe.

Founded in 1979 with one branch in North Miami, Mercantil Bank set out to serve the financial needs of its neighboring communities. In 1987, with $20 million in assets, the Bank was acquired by Mercantil, establishing an ongoing commitment to provide quality financial services and personalized attention to domestic and international customers.

In 1990, Mercantil Bank purchased two banks from the FDIC and opened a banking center in West Hialeah, increasing its branch network to five and its assets to nearly $200 million. Five years later, Mercantil Bank branched out of Miami-Dade County into Broward County with the opening of its Pompano Beach banking center. In 1997, the Bank reached $500 million in assets, with a strong capital base and a broad product offering to support its geographical and financial expansion in the years ahead.

The Bank expanded to Houston in 2002 and later opened its first full-service banking center in 2005. Additional banking centers were opened beginning in 2013 to strengthen Mercantil Bank’s service to the Houston community. In addition, the Bank established a presence in New York with a focus on commercial real estate.

In 2007, the Bank launched its new name as Mercantil Commercebank, following a global branding initiative of MSF to unify and emphasize the global reach and the strength of the Mercantil brand across different geographies.


At Mercantil Bank, we understand that everyone has different needs for their health, well-being and financial future. Everyone’s career aspirations are different too. That’s why we offer a dynamic package of benefits designed to evolve with employees and their families.

Health Benefits

• Medical and dental insurance plans for individuals and families with a range of choices
• Vision discounts included within the medical plan to help cover costs associated with eye care and eyeglasses

Retirement and Savings Benefits

• 401(K) savings plan where pre-tax contributions are partially matched to help accelerate long-term savings
• Profit sharing plan where you may be eligible to receive additional compensation as a percentage of your base salary

Income Protection Benefits

• Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability

Life and Accidental Death Benefits

• Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and the option to purchase additional Life Insurance for you and your family.

Vacation Benefits

• Paid holidays
• Accrued vacation for full-time and part-time positions
• Leaves of absence for family and medical emergencies, as well as military duty

Career Progression and Work Life Benefits

• Part-time work schedules are available in some positions
• Geographically dispersed work locations in South Florida, and one location in New York City’s Midtown and one in Downtown Houston Texas
• Tuition and continuing education assistance for job-related coursework

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