A Florida-based Liberty Bank is about to open a new branch in South Carolina, the latest in a wave of banks that are expanding their business to the region.
The bank, which is the parent company of a number of banks, announced Tuesday it will open its new branch at the South Florida Bank & Trust in Port Charlotte.
The Liberty Bank, which was founded in 2015, said it plans to hire about 150 people over the next two years to help serve South Florida.
Its primary purpose will be to help customers and residents access financial services, including online banking, in areas like Broward County and Orange County.
“We are proud to open our second South Florida branch,” the bank said in a statement.
“This will serve a diverse community of individuals who need access to the best online banking services available.”
The bank said it hopes to expand its online banking offerings to other locations in the region in the future.
The bank’s announcement comes just weeks after Liberty Bank announced plans to open branches in New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York, according to the New York Times.
In October, the bank announced it would open a bank in Florida.
In June, it announced plans in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.