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Georgia Bank & Trust

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0.50%Reward CheckingiMPACT Checking
1.05%5-year CD60+ Month CD
0.25%1-year CD12 to 17 Month CD

Overview / Commentary
3530 Wheeler Road
Augusta, GA 30909

Georgia Bank & Trust is headquartered in Augusta and is the 10th largest bank in the state of Georgia. It is also the 410th largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1989 and as of March of 2016, it had grown to 345 employees at 12 locations. Georgia Bank & Trust has an A health rating.

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Reviews (2)

Impact Checking

Posted by: zapeta | Sep 12, 2010

I recently opened an account at this bank to take advantage of their Impact Checking.  The account pays 4.01% on the first 25k and 1.01% on amounts above if you meet the qualifications of 10 debit card transactions (signature or PIN based count), receive e-statements, and have either one direct deposit, one ACH automatic payment, or one Bill Pay. They refund ATM fees up to $25, there are unlimited check writing and no minimum balance. 

I opened the account in the Athens, GA branch.  Opening the account was easy and the branch personnel were very nice and helpful.  Debit cards and checks were slow to arrive, probably a full week to get the cards, another couple days for the PINs and another few days for the checks.  The good news is that you receive the qualifiying rate your first statement cycle so you don't have to worry about their slow cards/checks.  The other strange thing is how their statement cycles work.  Statements are generated on the third Wednesday of the month, so the qualifiying cycle runs from the thrid Wednesday to the third Wednesday of the next month.  (For a full list, see http://www.georgiabankandtrust.com/go/impact-checking-important-dates).  This can kind of be tricky if you are only paid monthly and in the middle of the month, as your direct deposit might fall in one cycle one month, and another cycle on another month.  For example, if you are paid on the 15th your check falls at the end of the cycle most months but would fall at the beginning of the September-October cycle. 

The other disappointment is that the bank has announced that they are closing the Athens branch in November.  The other branches are located in Augusta, GA so that is about a couple hours away.  Checks can be deposited by mail and ATM fees are refunded so I think this will be a minor inconvenience but I am sorry to see that our local staff will be losing their jobs.  They are all truly very nice people!  When I opened the account, they did mention that they don't expect to eliminate the Impact Checking or reduce the rate in the near future but who knows.  Still, for 4.01% I am very pleased and I hope to stay with them for a long time!

Great local bank for your money

The banks are located around the Augusta, GA region. There is not a substantial fee (four dollars monthly) if you do not have have a significant balance in your checking account. On the other hand, if you do not have more than $200 in your saving then there is also the $4 monthly fee. The bank has been giving away small lunch coolers or small bonuses for joining or recommended a friend. It is great bank so there is not a long wait in line. They answer you promptly and get you on your way.


Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #27574
Year Established1989
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.05%
Return on Equity - YTD10.62%
Annual Interest Income$15.9MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$1.87B$1.80B
LoansQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$1.03B$963.2MM
DepositsQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$1.58B$1.54B
Equity CapitalQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$187.1MM$174.0MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$21.5MM$25.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$11.9MM$12.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2016vs Q1 2015$655.00K$955.00K
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Georgia Bank & Trust Savings Account Rates

0.30%*$5k*-Premium Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% Up to $5k
0.15%--Regular Savings
0.15%--Children's Savings
0.15%--Christmas Savings

Georgia Bank & Trust Money Market Rates

0.25%*$250k*-Personal Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $2,500 | 0.15% $2,500 - $100k | 0.20% $100k - $250k

Georgia Bank & Trust Checking Account Rates

0.50%*-$25kiMPACT Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $25k+
0.15%*$10k*-Premium Interest Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $10k
0.10%--VIP Free Interest Checking
0.10%--50+ Free Interest Checking

Georgia Bank & Trust CD Rates

1.05%$500-60+ Month CD
0.90%$500-48 to 59 Month CD
0.70%$500-36 to 47 Month CD
0.55%$500-24 to 35 Month CD
0.30%$500-18 to 23 Month CD
0.25%$500-12 to 17 Month CD
0.20%$500-182 to 364 Day CD
0.15%$500-91 to 181 Day CD
0.10%$500-Under 90 Day CD

Georgia Bank & Trust IRA Rates

1.05%$500-60+ Month IRA
0.90%$500-48 to 59 Month IRA
0.70%$500-36 to 47 Month IRA
0.55%$500-24 to 35 Month IRA
0.30%$500-18 to 23 Month IRA
0.25%$500-12 to 17 Month IRA
0.20%$500-182 to 364 Day IRA
0.15%$500-91 to 181 Day IRA
0.10%$500-Under 90 Day IRA

Georgia Bank & Trust has 12 locations. Click to view all Georgia Bank & Trust locations.