Pilot Bank is a full service bank providing retail and commercial services to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the greater Tampa Bay and Lakeland, Florida areas. Chartered by the state of Florida in 1987, we’ve been privileged to serve Tampa Bay as a community bank for over 30 years, growing to more than $300 million in assets.
The bank’s holding company, Pilot Bancshares, Inc. was established in October 1995. The holding company soon acquired a specialized lending organization called National Aircraft Finance Company (NAFCO). This partnership added financial strength, diversification, and resilience to the corporation. NAFCO serves clients across the country by providing specialized and customized financing of general aviation (non-commercial) aircraft, from helicopters to corporate planes. NAFCO has an affinity relationship with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and is a well known brand throughout the aviation industry.
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Our mission is to be the community bank of choice as a trusted partner with highly engaged associates who foster strong client relationships, have an unwavering commitment to growing in a prudent and profitable manner, create a positive community impact and deliver competitive shareholder value.