Fidelity Southern Corporation is a registered financial holding company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It wholly owns Fidelity Bank, a state chartered bank, which offers a wide range of commercial banking products. It also wholly owns LionMark Insurance Company, an insurance agency aimed to provide consumer credit. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had $3.1 billion in total assets, $265.0 million in total stockholders' equity, $2.5 billion in deposits and $2.6 billion in total loans.
Fidelity Bank provides an array of financial products and services for business and retail customers primarily in the metropolitan Atlanta and northern Florida markets, and online at https://www.LionBank.com. Mortgage loans, indirect automobile loans, and Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loans are provided in twelve Southern states.
In 1973, the Bank was founded as a DeKalb County based bank receiving the organizing certificate and offered stock.
In 1979, Fidelity Southern Corporation (holding company) and Fidelity National Mortgage Corporation ( FNMC ), were formed.
In 1983, Fidelity Southern Corporation was granted Trust powers.
In 1992, Fidelity National Capital Investors, Inc. – a full-service brokerage firm was formed.
In 1993, Fidelity Southern Corporation entered the Indirect Lending business with the creation of the Dealer Services department.
In 1994, Fidelity Southern Corporation began trading on NASDAQ on October 31, 1994, under the symbol “LION.”
In 2011, Fidelity Bank acquired assets and deposits of Decatur First Bank from FDIC on October 21, 2011.
In 2012, Fidelity Bank acquired assets and deposits of Security Exchange Bank on June 15, 2012.
In 2015, Fidelity Bank acquired assets and deposits of The Bank of Georgia on October 2, 2015.