02/01/2018: A Personal Finance Guide For Millennials And Everyone Else Just Starting Out In Life

While many personal finance basics have been around for generations, there is currently a need for greater financial literacy among young people just starting out in life today. The ubiquity of debit cards and other conveniences can make it harder to create and stick to a budget, plus parents don’t always teach their kids how […]

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12/19/2017: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from CBTFL

We would like to wish all of our customers, shareholders, and blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018. We finally say goodbye to 2017 and Hurricane Irma. Our economy has improved during the past year and we are optimistic about the future. Our Community Bank and Trust of Florida family […]

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12/06/2017: Costs Of Owning A Horse Farm In North Central Florida

So you want to own a horse farm? Whether it’s a longtime dream or a recent business pursuit, there are many factors to consider before you start looking at equestrian properties or comparing horse farm loans. Should you build or buy your horse farm? In short, buying an existing horse farm will be cheaper than […]

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11/28/2017: Community Bank & Trust of Florida Hires Residential Loan Officer For Ocala Area

Community Bank & Trust of Florida announces the addition of Pepper Kinzer to their mortgage team. Kinzer comes to Community Bank & Trust of Florida with 7 years of mortgage and banking experience. In this role, she will be responsible for residential and installment loan origination in the Ocala and Marion County areas. “We are […]

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11/20/2017: CBTFL Featured In Ocala.com Story On Marion County Banks

Reporter Fred Hiers of the Ocala Star Banner interviewed CBTFL president and CEO Hugh Dailey for a story on the decline of community banks in Marion County. Community Bank & Trust of Florida is now the “only Marion County-based bank,” a situation Dailey attributes to the burden of post-2008 banking regulations and low interest rates. […]

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