About Us

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Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank® is a state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Irvine, California, serving businesses throughout the United States. With approximately $3.8 billion in assets, we’re one of the strongest performing, diversified, and fastest growing community banks in the nation. Our commitment to providing unparalleled client service, supporting the businesses and individuals in the communities we serve, and enhancing shareholder value guides us in everything we do.

We have the strength and performance to meet your business banking and commercial lending needs.

  • 5-Star Rating from Bauer Financial - Recommended for 41 consecutive quarters - 2016
  • Super Premier Performing Bank - Findley Reports - 2016
  • "Sm-All Star" by Sandler O'Neill + Partners - 2016
  • Fastest Growing Midsize Company – Orange County Business Journal – 2016

We offer a full array of deposit and loan products and services for commercial businesses, nonprofit organizations, and consumers. We specialize in doing business with small and middle-market businesses and professionals who need a broad range of loan, deposit, and treasury management products. In addition, we have specific market sector expertise in:

We know that when our clients do well, we do well. And it is our focus every day to find new opportunities for our clients to grow and succeed.

Give us a call at 949.864.8000 and Let's Talk®

Our History

  

1983

Pacific Premier Bank (originally Life Bank) was founded in 1983.

2000

In the fourth quarter of 2000, the Bank brought in the current management team to transform the bank.

2002 - 04

The success of the Bank's turnaround plan was noticed by investors who drove up Pacific Premier PPBI stock by 546% in a 3-year period from 2002 to 2004.

2005

U.S. Banker ranked Pacific Premier Bank #5 in its list of "Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks" (assets up to $1 billion, ranked by 3-year average ROE).

2006

Opened new full service branches in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Los Alamitos.

2007

Opened sixth branch in Newport Beach serving the communities of Irvine, Newport Beach, and Newport Coast. Converted from a federal thrift to a California state-chartered bank.

2008

We did not utilize or need government assistance in the form of TARP funds.

2009

Actively raised additional capital for the purpose of acquiring other banking institutions.

2011

Acquired Canyon National Bank with $209 million in assets and three full service branches in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California. The acquisition increases Pacific Premier's footprint and branch network to 9 locations across Southern California.

2012

Named a member of the Sandler O'Neill + Partners Sm-All Stars Class of 2011, based upon exceptional performance metrics in growth, profitability, credit quality, and capital strength.

Pacific Premier Bank acquires Palm Desert National Bank with $121 million in assets and one branch. The acquisition increases Pacific Premier's footprint and branch network to 10 locations across Southern California.

Raised $37 million of equity to support organic growth and acquisitions.

2013

Acquired First Associations Bank, including its national roster of HOA and Property Management banking clients and $356 million in assets.

Acquired San Diego Trust Bank with three full service branches in San Diego, Point Loma, and Encinitas and $242 million in total assets. The acquisition increases the branch network to 13 locations across Southern California.

Named top performing publicly traded community bank in the United States by SNL Financial.

2014

Acquired Infinity Franchise Capital, one of the nation's leading franchise restaurant lenders.

Named a member of the Sandler O'Neill + Partners Sm-All Stars Class of 2013, based upon exceptional performance metrics in growth, profitability, credit quality, and capital strength.

2015

Acquired Independence Bank with three full service branches in Corona, Tustin, and Riverside.The acquisition increases the branch network to 16 locations across Southern California.

Named a 2014 Super Premier Performing Bank in California by the Findley Reports, their highest classification, based upon growth, income, credit quality and return on equity.

Named a member of the Sandler O'Neill + Partners Sm-All Stars Class of 2014, based upon exceptional performance metrics in growth, profitability, credit quality, and capital strength.

2016

Completed the acquisition of Security California Bancorp (OTCQB:SCAF), the holding company of Security Bank of California, a Riverside, California based state-chartered bank with approximately $734 million in assets.