We have an experienced association banking team and we look forward to serving your association.
Local Experience and Solutions.
Association Prime is a division of South State Bank, N.A. that specializes in the unique banking and lending needs of community association management firms and the communities they manage.
A Solid Foundation
The division that is currently known as Association Prime got its start in association banking in 1986 as First Southern Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2014, CenterState Bank, N.A. acquired First Southern Bank and Gulfstream Business Bank (both having sizeable association banking divisions). CenterState Bank, N.A. would again acquire another bank with a significant association division in 2019 called National Bank of Commerce and its subsidiary bank Premier Community Bank. After these three mergers, CenterState Bank, N.A. would become the 6th largest association bank in the country with with over $1 Billion in association deposits.
A Stronger Future
In January 2020, CenterState Bank and SouthState Bank announced their upcoming merger which began a journey to come together with a shared vision to support the communities where we live and serve. This partnership makes us one of the leading regional banks in the Southeast – serving customers in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.
With approximately $34 Billion in assets, SouthState provides to you an Association Banking division with the expertise and unique ability to specialize in the banking and lending needs of community association management firms. Our commitment to a stronger future is one of the reasons SouthState has been listed in the top 50 of Forbes’ America’s Best Banks.