|Sarasota, Fla. April 21, 2014— Insignia Bank announces it is expanding its Residential Lending division focusing on both the Bradenton and the Sarasota/Venice markets by hiring two Residential Mortgage Originators. Russell Robbins will be based out of Insignia Bank’s Cattlemen office located at 5850 Fruitville Rd, at the corner of Cattlemen and Fruitville Roads, and Steve Smith will be based out of our Bradenton Loan Production Office at 1301 6th Ave. West, at the corner of 6th Avenue West and 14th Street West.
Russell Robbins grew up in the local area and has 25 years residential banking experience in the Sarasota/Venice area. He has consistently been a recipient of the 5 Star Mortgage Professional designation. Russell is active in the local community and is currently the Chairman of Affiliate Memberships with the Venice Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors. He has helped rebuild homes locally and in Gerogia through Habitat for Humanity. He is an active participant in the Crop Hunger Walk and has participated in multiple medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic.
Steve Smith is originally from Indiana, and is now a 25 year resident of Manatee County. He has an extensive background in banking and lending with expertise in all types of mortgages. Steve is also active in his community. He is a member of Bayside Community Church, the Exchange Club and the Manatee Association of Realtors and is on the New Realtor Orientation Committee.
“Insignia Bank is pleased to have both Russell and Steve join our residential lending team,” said Charles G. Brown III, Chairman and CEO of Insignia Bank. “At a time when many banks are cutting back on their residential lending, Insignia Bank is committed to providing the best support to our vibrant residential market.”
Insignia Bank is a locally owned and operated Community Bank with its downtown location at 333 North Orange Avenue at the corner of Fruitville Road in Sarasota, FL. Insignia’s has two other offices, one located at 5850 Fruitville Road in Sarasota, and one at 1301 6th Ave West in Bradenton.. Insignia Bank’s primary lines of business include consumer and commercial deposit services, commercial real estate lending, residential mortgages, and investment services. Insignia Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and an Equal Opportunity Lender. Investment and other non-deposit products are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, and not guaranteed by the bank or any government agency and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested. www.insigniabank.com