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Mission Statement
Mercantile Bank is the Florida banking division of Carolina First Bank, with offices throughout the state. Its operations were begun back in 1999, and like Carolina First Bank, was founded with one simple, bold mission: to become a premier bank by putting customers first. After twenty years of service, that guiding principle is more important than ever. Through our progressive and innovative approach to our customers, Mercantile Bank delivers personable, flexible and responsive banking. Our commitment to knowing our customers and developing the right mix of services to meet their needs has always been the hallmark of Mercantile Bank.
Corporate Profile
The South Financial Group (NASDAQ: TSFG), the largest publicly-traded bank holding company headquartered in South Carolina, ranks among the top 50 US commercial banks in total assets. Founded in 1986, The South Financial Group uses a super-community bank strategy, serving small and middle market businesses and retail customers.

The South Financial Group focuses on fast-growing banking markets in the Southeast. With more than $14 billion in total assets, The South Financial Group offers a full range of financial services, operating through:
  • Carolina First Bank, with branch loan offices in South Carolina and North Carolina;
  • Mercantile Bank, with branch loan offices in Florida;
  • Bank CaroLine, providing personal banking services on the Internet, and
  • SouthGroup Wealth Management, providing personalized products in benefit plan administration, brokerage, financial planning, insurance, private banking, and trust.
As a super-community bank, The South Financial Group combines an exceptional level of personalized service and local decision-making, typical of community banks, with a full range of financial services normally found at larger regional institutions.