Intro – Top Rated Bank in Florida


AdvisoryHQ recently reviewed the top banks in Florida. Each bank was individually researched based on general concepts of quality and value.

Various criteria were considered during the research process, some of which include fees, convenience, branches, online banking, education materials, and the selection of available services.

Below we have highlighted some of the many reasons BankUnited was selected as one of the best banks in Florida.



BankUnited Review


BankUnited is a national bank with headquarters in Miami Lakes, Florida. The bank has almost 100 branches located throughout the state, and it also maintains six banking centers in the New York Metro.

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BankUnited is one of the largest, independent-deposit institutions in Florida based on assets and offers a full-service selection of banking services as well as products tailored to the unique needs of a broad array of clients.



Key Factors That Allowed This Bank to Rank as One of the Top Banks in Florida

Reasons BankUnited was included in this ranking of the best banks in Florida are listed below.

Awards and Honors

BankUnited is well-recognized not only as one of the best banks in Miami and all of Florida, but it’s also frequently recognized at a national level as well. Listed below are some of the awards and honors BankUnited has received recently.

  • Ranked on Forbes magazine’s list of the “Best Banks in America” in 2016
  • #1 for the southeast region on Global Finance magazine’s list of the “Best Regional Banks in the U.S.,” March 2015
  • Five-star rating from BauerFinancial, an independent bank research firm
  • Crain’s New York Business ranked BankUnited as one of the New York area’s Largest Commercial Banks in April 2015

Concierge Banking

While all services delivered by BankUnited are considered excellent, they do offer Concierge Banking. This includes a suite of private client services for high-net-worth clients and their families.

Concierge services are delivered by a team of elite Private Client Bankers, who have experience and expertise in the management of assets so that clients are best able to build, manage, and transition their wealth over generations.

Personalized services and privileges available through concierge services include a dedicated Private Client Banker, expert analysis allowing you to make the best financial decisions, and easy access to your Private Banker at any time.



Online Banking

As one of the best banks in Miami, as well as all of Florida and the New York metro, BankUnited provides in-depth online banking services designed to be convenient and secure.

Online banking services available from Bank United include the following:

  • The ability to transfer money between both BankUnited and non-BankUnited accounts
  • Bill pay and the option to receive eBills directly into an online banking account
  • View account statements and loan payment history
  • Deposit checks using a mobile phone
  • View all accounts and financial information in one location
  • Customized alerts
  • Person-to-Person Transfer allows customers of BankUnited to pay friends, family members, or anyone using online banking
  • Reorder checks
  • Place stop payments

Vertical Rewards Checking

BankUnited has several checking account products available to customers, and one of those is their Vertical Rewards account, which is designed to help customers move in the right direction regarding their finances and goals.

It includes a full slate of checking benefits, as well as rewards provided each month up to 1.00% APY, earned by using certain services each statement cycle.

These services can include at least one direct deposit, a minimum of two automatic debits, two purchases using a BankUnited Visa Debit Card, and at least two checks paid from the account.


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