Vero Beach, Fla.  – Marine Bank & Trust has announced that Jael Aldunate has joined the Bank’s Melbourne team as a commercial lender responsible for assisting businesses by providing the capital needed to expand their business, invest in their future, or seize current market opportunities.

“With more than 20 years of banking experience, Jael is a knowledgeable lender with a passion for exceptional service,” said Bill Penney, President and CEO of the Bank.  “She is quickly making the Melbourne community aware that Marine Bank is a financial resource for our area’s small businesses.”

Marine Bank offers commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial lines of credit, SBA and USDA loans.  In 2018, the Bank financed commercial loans totaling nearly $21 million.

About Marine Bank & Trust
Marine Bank, was chartered in 1997 and has $270 million in assets with four full-service branches in Vero Beach, Sebastian and Melbourne.  As the only community bank headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, the Bank’s growth ties into the national trend of customers choosing local.  Marine Bank has earned the coveted 5-star Superior rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. In 2018, Marine Bank & Trust was named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking and received the Institute’s Banky™ Award for its commitment to strong community banking.  The Bank is an active community supporter providing over $200,000 to more than 125 local non-profit organizations in the market over the last five years.  For more information, visit the website at

Marine Bank - Jael Aldunate
Jael Aldunate