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Business Banks Offer 'Concierge' Approach to Florida Banking

May 23, 2016
Tim Coop
Tim Coop

Between two of Florida’s fastest growing metro areas – Orlando and Tampa – Polk County is booming. A modern branch concept known as the Business Financial Center at one of Lakeland’s most prestigious downtown addresses puts our company at the center of this economic surge.


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Business Financial Centers offer clients full-scale banking in a hybrid branch specializing in business, commercial, corporate, wealth, and international banking. Clients can transact basic business banking or consult with professionals about the more complex financial needs that come with owning and operating a successful company. The centers offer all these services in one convenient, comfortable and private place. We like to call it “concierge” banking for businesses.


Helping Polk County Grow

Hancock Bank’s first venture into Polk County, the Lakeland Business Financial Center opened in fourth quarter 2015 and is already showing returns on Hancock’s local investment. It is one of 10 Business Financial Centers in metro areas across the bank’s six-state footprint, including centers in Clearwater, Largo, Sarasota, and Tampa, Florida, and Houston, Texas.


Florida Banker Brian Boyce

Veteran Florida banker Brian Boyce has been named Polk County Market Leader, and is in charge of the Lakeland center, which covers 2,271 square feet of prime first-floor space in the city’s Heritage Plaza complex. Boyce is responsible for building strategies for new business development and growing the bank's overall middle market and large commercial banking portfolio of companies.

Brian Boyce Hancock Whitney


Boyce came to Hancock Bank from TD Bank in 2015 as a middle market banker. At TD Bank, he was a senior lender for the Central Florida region. He was previously a first vice president for commercial and agribusiness banking in SunTrust’s Central and South Florida regions. Boyce was a business financial advisor for Merrill Lynch’s Global Banking Group in Central Florida, a commercial banking vice president and credit manager for Citrus and Chemical Bank in Polk County, and a senior portfolio manager for all of CenterState Bank Holding Company’s regions. The Polk State College and Warner University alumnus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational management and a Master of Business Administration, with undergraduate and graduate concentrations in finance.


Florida Banker Kim Knaisch

Fellow banker Kim Knaisch, also recently new to Hancock, is the primary business banker at the Hancock Lakeland office. Knaisch develops and manages business banking and smaller commercial banking relationships, analyzes clients’ financial profiles, and recommends options to meet clients’ banking and financial needs.

Kim Knaisch Hancock Whitney


A former top-producing vice president and small business banker at Bank of America, Knaisch brings more than 10 years of experience in managing business relationships to Hancock Bank. She has excelled in business-to-business sales and earned high production and sales accolades as a West Florida regional account executive for Smartstreet (a division of RBC Bank), a producing sales manager at National City Mortgage, and senior loan officer at Chase Manhattan Mortgage. The Florida Southern College graduate received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.


Banking In Lakeland, Florida

Both bankers are Polk County locals well-known for championing business and industry growth along the Interstate 4 corridor. The Lakeland Business Financial Center brings together the best in banking for businesses dedicated to ensuring growth and opportunity for our region.

Connect with Tim Coop on LinkedIn or e-mail timothy.coop@hancockwhitney.com.
Connect with Kim Knaisch on LinkedIn or e-mail kim.knaisch@hancockwhitney.com.