Marquis Bank has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. In the 30-plus years that Bauer has been analyzing banks, there has been a rise of increasingly complicated investments as well as burgeoning regulation. Each has added another hurdle when it comes to earning a 5-Star Rating from Bauer, yet none have been a problem for Marquis Bank. Not only has the bank maintained safe capital levels, well in excess of what regulators require, Marquis Bank has been helping its neighbors and local businesses grow their community with prudent lending and innovative solutions – all without compromising its own financial health in the process.
“This is the beauty of community banking,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “The success of a community bank directly correlates to the success of the community it serves. Community banks don’t need exotic investment instruments to make money for their shareholders. They much prefer to invest in local businesses and reap the benefits along with their neighbors.
This approach has served Marquis Bank very well as Marquis Bank has earned and maintained Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 25 consecutive quarters.
Now, after 12 years, Marquis Bank operates through three conveniently located offices in Aventura, Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale and can also be found online at www.marquisbank.com.
Marquis Bank, a private community bank in South Florida with more than $670 million in assets, is pleased to announce the recent hire of banking veteran JanCarlos Llach as Senior Vice President of the Commercial Lending Division.
“We are pleased to welcome JanCarlos Llach to the commercial lending division. He brings more than 16 years of solid experience, all in commercial lending roles, and we are excited to have him on the team,” said Miriam Lopez, President and Chief Lending Officer at Marquis Bank.
Llach, who is from Miami, comes to Marquis Bank from International Finance Bank, where he was head of the commercial lending department. He began his career as a credit analyst at Ocean Bank and later worked at Premier American Bank and the Bank of Coral Gables in commercial lending roles.
He is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. Llach serves on the board of directors for the South Florida Aviation Maintenance Council.
BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, salutes 5-Star Marquis Bank for its continued financial excellence. Not only has Marquis Bank earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 24 consecutive quarters. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.
“What I find particularly encouraging”, observes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “is that it’s community banks, like Marquis Bank, that are achieving this status. Community banks base decisions on relationships, not just on numbers. We seem to be coming to a point where human interaction is regaining importance. Technology is an invaluable tool, but only when it enhances the customer experience. Marquis Bank has never lost sight of that.”
Marquis Bank was established in 2007, and has been building personal relationships ever since. Today, 12 years later, Marquis Bank operates through three conveniently located offices in Aventura, Coral Gables and its newest location in Fort Lauderdale. Marquis Bank can also be found online at marquisbank.com.