Provident State Bank is an independently owned community bank that was originally established on March 26, 1904 as the Provident Savings Bank of Preston, Maryland. The bank was opened primarily as a savings bank but opportunities quickly arose for the bank to better service the needs of its community. Thus, in 1912 the bank changed to a state bank to provide its customers with all of the benefits of a commercial bank.In 1972 the Directors of Provident State Bank decided to expand from Preston and built their first branch in Secretary, Maryland. Over the next thirty five years the bank opened eight additional locations in the Mid Shore Area. Today Provident State Bank has seven banking locations in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties. Our mission is to understand the core values of the customers and communities we service while delivering the BEST service of any bank on the Mid Shore.