About Us

Apex Bank is dedicated to provide the best banking and overall customer experience. By providing these services, we hope to enhance the quality of life, promote economic stability and growth for customers and team members, as well as enhance stockholders equity.

Our History

Apex bank, formerly known as Bank of Camden, was established in 1931. On June 1st, 2015, Bank of Camden changed its name to Apex Bank of Camden. The Bank unified its current brands, Bank of Camden, Bank of Bruceton, First State Bank and Apex Bank under the Apex Bank umbrella as part of its growth strategy.

This provides us the opportunity to expand our reach and offer the best customer experience possible.

Apex Bank’s rapid growth began in 2008, when President and CEO Matt Daniels bought fifty percent of the then $157-million Bank of Camden from billionaire Jim Clayton, founder of Clayton Homes and Knoxville-based Clayton Bank and Trust. Over the past eight years, the Bank has experienced tremendous growth, tripling the number of locations and staff, and increasing total assets from $157 million to $500 million. Today, the bank provides financial services including checking and savings, consumer and commercial lending, a wide array of mortgage products, and business banking to over 25,000 customers in twelve different locations across Tennessee.

 Historical dates of Apex Bank's development are listed below:

1931     Bank of Camden opens for business
1951     J.V. Walker became President and CEO
1964     Richard Hargis elected as President and CEO
1972     West End Drive-In Branch opened
1972     Big Sandy Branch opened
1978     Uptown Branch Remodeled
1980     J.W. Ward becomes President and CEO
1989     J.W. Ward elected as Chairman of the Board
1989     Stanley Medlin becomes President and Cashier
1998     Andrew Frazier elected to Chairman of the Board
2008     Matt Daniels becomes President and CEO
2009     Bank of Bruceton opens in Bruceton, TN
2011     Apex Bank opens in Jackson, TN
2013     First State Bank, Chapel Hill, TN, joins Bank of Camden
2014     Apex Bank opens in McEwen, TN and Waverly, TN
2015     Bank of Camden becomes Apex Bank
2016     Apex Bank merges with American Patriot Bank in Greeneville expanding the foot print to East Tennessee

Giving Back

Apex Bank’s “Pay for Grades” rewards high school students for their hard work and academic achievements. Since 2012, public high school students in Benton County are eligible to receive monetary rewards every 9 weeks by meeting academic thresholds. This program has provided over 7,000 individual rewards totaling $275,000 to local students.

The free “4th of July Fish Fry” is Tennessee’s largest free community event. With an average attendance of 3,000 people, the free “4th of July Fish Fry”, now in its 8th edition, features free food, live entertainment, door prizes, drawings, and family games, and it is the bank’s way of celebrating our nation’s birthday and thanking our local community