Georgia Tech Data Breach Leaves 1.3M Exposed

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The Georgia Institute of Technology confirmed that it suffered a data breach that has exposed the personal information of 1.3 “A central Georgia Tech database was accessed by an unknown outside entity.

Georgia bank agrees to sell to Florida credit union

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Community banking M&A Credit unions Growth strategies Georgia FloridaFirst Commerce Credit Union's agreement to buy Citizens Bank is the 14th credit union-bank deal announced this year.

Bitcoin ATMs Sprout in Georgia

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Bitcoin ATM network Coinsource on Thursday installed 20 new bitcoin ATMs in the Peach State. Of the 20 machines, 18 are in Atlanta and the other two are in Athens. The ATMs come as demand for the cryptocurrency in the region is on a rise, the company said.

A deposit boon for small Georgia banks?

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Community banking Deposits Lending State and local finance Law and regulation Promontory Interfinancial Network GeorgiaCommunity banks in the state have struggled to attract the funds to meet surging loan demand, but that could change now that a new law has made it easier for them to accept government deposits.

Georgia plans launching ecommerce platform

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(The Paypers) Georgia has plans to boost the ecommerce industry of the country by launching one of its biggest electronic commerce platforms in May 2018

“Transaction Alley” In The Spotlight at 2019 Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) FinTech South

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Trio of Georgia banks plan ambitious merger

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Community banking Strategic buyers Growth strategies GeorgiaThe combination of CCF Holding, Heritage Bancorp. and Providence Bank will create a $1 billion-asset institution. Veteran bank investor Kenneth Lehman will be its chairman.

Georgia's Own Completes Acquisition of Georgia Bank

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Georgia's Own Credit Union (Atlanta, GA) completed its acquisition of State Bank of Georgia (Fayetteville, GA) on August 1, 2018. Georgia's Own CU had $2.3 State Bank of Georgia had $90.7 billion in assets. million in assets. Bank Credit Union Mergers Bank-Credit Union Transaction

Walmart Revamps Delivery Service With Georgia Pilot

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But the retailer is now testing a delivery service with employees at a store in Georgia, Reuters reported. A spokesperson for Walmart told Reuters that the retailer did conclude its first delivery experiment in 2018, but that the company is “encouraged by what we’re seeing” at its store in Georgia. After announcing an experimental plan last year for store employees to deliver online orders following their shifts for extra pay, Walmart has since retreated from the original pilot.

Bank of Georgia starts accepting JCB cards

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(The Paypers) JCB International and Bank of Georgia have announced that Bank of Georgia has started to accept JCB cards across the country

Atlantic Capital selling branches in Georgia, Tennessee

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Community banking Branch network M&A Georgia TennesseeThe company is selling 14 branches, including several around Chattanooga, Tenn., and its mortgage business to FB Financial so it can focus on its Atlanta operations and national lending businesses.

Georgia CU Statute Amended

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 185 into law on May 7, 2019. The bill revises statutory provisions governing banks, credit unions, trust companies, bank holding companies, money service businesses, mortgage lenders and brokers, and mortgage loan originators, as well as certain provisions addressing the Department of Banking and Finance’s general powers. The following provisions in the bill will affect credit unions.

William Mills Agency Donates $10,000 to ALS Association of Georgia

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William Mills Agency (WMA), the largest independent public relations and marketing firm specializing in the financial industry, announced today a $10,000 donation to the ALS Association of Georgia. About The ALS Association Georgia Chapter.

United Community entering Georgia market with First Madison deal

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies GeorgiaThe company will gain four branches in Athens, Ga., as part of the $52 million acquisition.

Georgia bank to be sold to credit union

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LGE Community Credit Union has a deal to acquire Georgia Heritage Bank. Community banking Credit unions M&A GeorgiaIt's the fourth time this year a credit union has agreed to buy a bank.

First Commerce CU to Acquire Georgia Bank

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First Commerce Credit Union (Tallahassee, FL) announced on September 16 that it would purchase and assume certain assets and liabilities of The Citizens Bank (Nashville, GA). The purchase has been approved by the boards of directors of both institutions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions and shareholder and regulatory approvals. First Commerce CU has $620 million in assets.

Interview with Giorgi Kintsurashvili on the Bank of Georgia's digital innovation strategies

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(The Paypers) As digital transformation has become the new norm for banks, Giorgi Kintsurashvili, Digital Banking Innovations Manager at Bank of Georgia talks about the bank’s innovative banking products and services

SouthCrest in Georgia sells largest foreclosed property

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Community banking Commercial lending Deposits Credit quality Sailthru NMN servicing no display GeorgiaThe company has also hit its goal of having half of total loans tied to customers around Atlanta.

What made a Georgia bank pivot from IPO to sale?

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Brand Group in Georgia was mulling a public offering but it opted to test the waters as a seller first. Community banking M&A Capital IPOs Growth strategies Georgia MississippiThat decision led to one of the biggest deals announced this year.

Technology Association of Georgia Hosts Inaugural Event: FinTech South

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– Co ntent centered on ‘Disrupting and Delivering a Better Customer Experience’ by focusing on what’s happening next in fintech – Atlanta is a leader in transactions, a processing powerhouse, and home to global fintech companies and start-ups, which makes it the ideal city to host the Technology Association of Georgia ’s (TAG) first annual FinTech South conference. Blog Industry Events fintech fintech south TAG fintech ADVANCE awards Technology Association of Georgia

Trulioo now able to verify customers in Bahrain, Georgia, Iceland, and Qatar

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(The Paypers) Trulioo has announced it is now able to verify customers in Bahrain, Georgia, Iceland and Qatar through GlobalGateway, its marketplace of identity data and services

Georgia United Becomes Official CU of Georgia Tech Athletics

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Georgia United Credit Union (Duluth, GA) announced an expanded partnership with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association as the Official Credit Union of Georgia Tech athletics. The sponsorship includes a co-branded debit card initiative, financial education program for student-athletes, and community service initiatives. The renewed partnership will include in-venue signage and video features during home football, basketball and baseball games.

Georgia Banks Plan $33M Merger

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million in cash for the $184 million-asset Independence Bank of Georgia in Braselton. The $685 million-asset Pinnacle Financial in Elberton, Ga., said in a press release Friday that it will pay $32.8 breaking_news community-banking dealmaking-strategy

Behind a Georgia bank’s long and winding succession plan

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Community banking Succession planning Strategic planning Georgia North Carolina South Carolina TennesseeLynn Harton was finally named CEO of United Community Bank after a five-year apprenticeship, though Jimmy Tallent remains CEO of the parent company. The executives have long touted an ability to bounce ideas off each other as a reason for United's success.

Georgia's Own aims to be first credit union in its state to buy a bank

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The credit union has agreed to buy State Bank of Georgia in Fayetteville. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Georgia

Georgia Regulator Approves CUs Takeover of Bank

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The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance on August 6 approved the merger of Georgia Heritage Bank (Dallas, GA) into LGE Community Credit Union (Marietta, GA). Georgia Heritage has two offices and $94 million in assets. LGE Community CU has $1.3 billion in assets. Bank Credit Union Mergers Bank-Credit Union Transaction

Entegra in N.C. expanding in Georgia with latest bank deal

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The North Carolina company's purchase of Chattahoochee Bank will add a branch and loan production office to its existing operations in northern Georgia. Community banking M&A Capital North Carolina Georgia

Why 6 credit unions are partnering to access better payment solutions

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Carousel Innovation Strategy Payments Premium Coastal Credit Union Cornerstone Advisors Georgia's Own Credit Union Payrailz Teachers Credit Union VenmoAs credit unions look to improve their technology on smaller budgets, one solution is to band together and pool assets.

Georgia's Own CU to Acquire State Bank of Georgia

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billion Georgia's Own Credit Union (Atlanta, GA) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire State Bank of Georgia (Fayetteville, GA). State Bank of Georgia had $90.1 Credit Union Journal is reporting that $2.3 The deal was approved by both boards and will be structured as an asset purchase. million in assets, as of its most recent Call Report. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018. Read the story (subscription required).

FNS Bancshares in Ala. wades into Georgia with small bank acquisition

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Community banking M&A Consolidations Alabama Georgia TennesseeFNS Bancshares has agreed to buy Catoosa Bancshares in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., in all-cash deal.

Georgia Regulator Approves Bank Merger with CU

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The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance approved the application of dissolution for State Bank of Georgia (Fayetteville, GA) and its merger with Georgia's Own Credit Union. The approval date was May 22, 2018. Read the May 2018 Bulletin. In a related story, the Filene Research Institute recently released a report on Credit Unions' Acquisition of Banks and Thrifts.

Georgia Tech breach puts 1.3 million at risk

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Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology experienced its own version of March Madness when a data breach potentially affecting 1.3 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Georgia Tech learned in late March that a central database had been accessed by an unknown outside entity.

CBA of Georgia Spring Meetings: Change Continues to Impact Community Banks

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The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) held its annual spring meetings in cities across the state which this year included Macon, Hoschton and Albany (pronounced ALL-benie if you’re not from around these parts). The meetings also support the mission of the CBA which is the preservation and development of local, independent community banks in Georgia as well as the philosophy of hometown banking.

CBA of Georgia Spring Meetings: Change Continues to Impact Community Banks

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The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) held its annual spring meetings in cities across the state which this year included Macon, Hoschton and Albany (pronounced ALL-benie if you’re not from around these parts). The meetings also support the mission of the CBA which is the preservation and development of local, independent community banks in Georgia as well as the philosophy of hometown banking.

Georgia's Community United FCU Conserved

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The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) placed Community United Federal Credit Union, in Waycross, Georgia, into conservatorship. NCUA placed Community United Federal Credit Union into conservatorship to allow the credit union to correct operational weaknesses. According to its year end data, the credit union was well-capitalized and profitable. The credit union reported that only 0.97 percent of its loans were delinquent.

Bitfury assists the Republic of Georgia register property on blockchain

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(The Paypers) Bitfury and the Republic of Georgia's National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) have teamed up to design and pilot a blockchain land-titling project

Georgia credit union loan growth outpaces banks

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As more Georgia consumers take advantage of the service-driven culture of credit unions, cooperative financial institutions are experiencing significant and consistent loan growth. Being member-owned, credit unions don’t have shareholders to pay,” said Mike Mercer, president/CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates. The post Georgia credit union loan growth outpaces banks appeared first on CUInsight. Industry News CUNA CUNA News Georgia

LGE Community CU to Acquire Georgia Heritage Bank

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LGE Community Credit Union (Marietta, GA) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Georgia Heritage Bank (Dallas, GA). Georgia Heritage Bank has $94.7 The boards of directors of both LGE Community Credit Union and Georgia Heritage Bank have unanimously approved the transaction. LGE Community Credit Union is a $1.27 billion asset credit union with 11 branches. million in assets and has branches in Cobb and Paulding Counties.

Georgia United Announces Five-Year Sponsorship of UGA Athletics

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Georgia United Credit Union (Duluth, GA) announced an expanded five-year sponsorship as the Official Credit Union of Georgia Athletics. The renewed partnership includes in-venue signage and video features during home football, basketball, baseball and softball games, as well as gymnastics meets. Additional promotional opportunities include radio commercials, in-game features and gymnastics entitlement meets throughout each year. The price of the sponsorship deal was not disclosed.

Former mutual to buy bigger bank in Atlanta

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies GeorgiaCommunity First will pay $40 million in cash for the parent of Affinity Bank.

Worldpay and Georgia Tech’s ATDC Financial Technology Partnership Yielding Strong Results

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million in funding ATLANTA (April, 11, 2016): A year after launching an accelerator program focused on helping entrepreneurs in Georgia’s growing financial. 8 startups in program have already raised $16.8

FDIC approves Atlanta-area de novo

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Community banking De novo institutions Capital GeorgiaLoyal Trust Bank is the seventh proposed bank in 2019 to secure the agency's approval for deposit insurance.

Ameris chief abruptly resigns as latest acquisition closes

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stepped down as the Georgia bank's CEO, citing personal matters. Community banking Succession planning M&A GeorgiaDennis Zember Jr. Palmer Proctor, an executive at the recently acquired Fidelity Southern, succeeded Zember.