First Internet Bank Expanding to Phoenix

By Charles H. Green

First Internet Bank announced the opening of a commercial loan office in Phoenix AZ and the addition of three experienced lenders to expand the bank’s footprint in that market.

“The expansion allows First Internet Bank to continue to grow by generating high quality assets in a market where we see opportunity and where we already have a physical First Interstate Bankpresence,” said David Becker, the bank’s chairman and chief executive.

In Phoenix, the office will be lead by Scott Davis, regional vice president, who has been involved with commercial lending for over 35 years. primarily in that market. In addition, Mitch Langston, a 20-year commercial banking veteran, will serve as the office’s vice president and relationship originator. Rounding out the team, Carol Dittmar will serve as the commercial banking coordinator with more than 20 years of experience in loan processing, coordinating closings, credit policy and application processing.

These three commercial lenders seek to provide financing solutions for manufacturers, distributors, small businesses, and nonprofit/service organizations in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Although the Indianapolis bank ( $802 million-assets) is primarily an online lender, it does operate a few traditional office locations, including a mortgage origination office in Tempe, AZ.

First Internet Bank offers online banking services to customers in all 50 states in real time, as well as checking, savings, and banking services, along with mortgage and home equity loan services. The bank is a unit of First Internet Bancorp and in addition to president, David B. Becker, is led by chief credit officer Kay Whitaker.

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