Villages Community Bank Expanding to Belleview

By David Corder Ι Daily Sun Specialty Editor Ι May 31, 2022

Citizens First Bank is expanding to serve the increasing number of workers in The Villages who live in Marion County.  The Villages hometown community bank is building a new branch in Belleview for residents there who work in The Villages.  It is part of an overall strategy to provide convenient services to customers.

  1. Making it Convenient: Citizens First Bank serves residents and employees at 10 offices in The Villages, two in Ocala, one in Fruitland Park and one in Leesburg.
  2. Strong Finances: Citizens declared a first-quarter, tier-1 capital ratio more than double the required minimum, a key indicator of the bank's financial health.
  3. Onward and Upward: Citizens First Bank reported an 18.4% year-over-year increase in customer deposits to $3.3 billion during the three months ended March 31.