Severn Bank can trace its lineage back to 1946 and a venerable old Baltimore City neighborhood called Highlandtown. That's where the bank started as the "Pompeii Permanent Building Association." Back then, its headquarters was a row house with very limited hours. Pompeii was only open for business two hours per week, between 7-9, Tuesday nights.

Our History

In 1980 Severn relocated its headquarters to Annapolis, MD and began a fulltime operation, though total assets were still less than half-a-million dollars.

Starting in 1984 changes in legal designations began. Severn evolved from a building and loan to a chartered stock savings and loan, with deposits insured by the Maryland Savings Share Insurance Corporation. Eventually Severn would make the move from a Federal Home Loan chartered bank to a Federal Stock Savings Bank.

In 1990, Severn’s board and stockholders approved a reorganization into a holding company with ownership of Severn Bancorp, Inc.

Today’s Severn Bank is a retail institution with products and services created and marketed specifically for the people of the Chesapeake Bay region.

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