Georgia's Own Credit Union is headquartered in Atlanta and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Georgia. It is also the 117th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1934 and as of December of 2020, it had grown to 506 employees and 215,539 members at 19 locations. Georgia's Own Credit Union has an A health rating.
Membership in Georgia’s Own Credit Union is open to all Georgia residents through membership in the Georgia's Own Foundation ($10 one-time fee) or the Getting Ahead Association ($5 annual dues). Membership is also open to the following: (1) those who live or work in Baker, Barrow, Bartow, Brooks, Calhoun, Carroll, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Colquitt, Columbia, Coweta, Crisp, Dekalb, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Effingham, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Lee, Lowndes, Meriwether, Mitchell, Newton, Paulding, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Sumter, Stephens, Stewart, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Walton, Webster, or Worth Counties in Georgia; (2) faculty, staff, retirees, alumni or students of Georgia State University; (3) employees or retirees of AT&T, Charter Global Inc., and more than 900 Select Employer Groups; (4) family members of current members.
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This credit union is excellent. The customer service is great and they treat you like a person and not a number. I previsouly banked with Trust Company and after 23 years, they put some money in my account in error. I was unaware of it because I had several automatic wire transfers going into my account, child support, payroll, and I had loaned a girl friend some money to pay for her daughter's wedding and she was wiring me money as well, plus some back monies from a law suit from my x-husband. Long story short. 6 months after their error, they froze my monies and I didn't know what was going on. I called them to find out what was happening with my account and I quote" YOU KNEW THAT MONEY WAS NOT YOURS AND YOU DIDN'T CALL THE BANK TO REPORT IT. MS. THIS IS CRIMINAL AND YOU ARE A CRIMINAL. I couldn't believe what I had just heard and nearly drove off the road because I was in total shock.
I transferred to Bank of America and had been with them for 11 years. I needed $6500 for tuition for my son's college education. I had a credit card in good standing with BOA, a saving accout and 3 checking accounts. I went to the Branch in down town Atlanta, and asked could I used my car title "2010 paid for automoble for collateral to get the monies. I was blakely told a strong No. We don't do "those type loans", She asked did I have any equity in my home. Really, now who has equity in their home these days. Not many. I said no, but the car title should be sufficient because of the value of the vehicle. She said no, we can't help you. Good Luck. Oh by the way my credit score was 805. The loan officer never even pulled up one of my accounts. Had I not paid for the car out right, I wouldn't needed the loan.
Now to Georgia's Own- My saving grace. A close friend told me about the credit union. He told me to go on line and apply. I was skeptical because I didn't have an account there. I opened a account for $5.00 I mean literally with $5.00, and I had over $10,000 in BOA. Then I filled out a loan application. The application was approved that same day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it. I went into the bank a couple of days later and the loan officer at the Georgia State Branch was so kind to me. I shared my story with her and she said that they were glad that they could help me and my son out at this time. Needless to say I am done with Big Banks who treat you like a little piece of trash.
THANK YOU GEORGIA'S OWN CREDIT UNION!!
I CALL YOU SHARON'S OWN CREDIT UNION, AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO EVERYONE I KNOW.
I used to do business with a large bank chain, but was getting charged for my checking accounts. A little here and there, but it all adds up. I switched to Georgia's Own Credit Union and have never been charged for anything. The staff are always helpful and friendly when I have to visit a branch. There are multiple branches around town that can be of convenience to everyone. The only downside of it being a credit union is there is a drive through branch that you can go to to withdraw or deposit money after hours. You can only go when they are actually open and you have to go inside to visit one of the tellers. I've never had any problems with my banking. I can call 24/7 with questions or concerns or send a message through the customer website. The company if very efficient in getting back to me in a timely manner.
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I do not know why they are not listed at Deposit Accounts.
|Return on Assets - YTD||-0.33%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||-3.5%|
|Annual Interest Income||$102.3MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$2.93B$2.49B|
|Loans||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$2.09B$1.93B|
|Deposits||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$2.62B$2.03B|
|Equity Capital||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$285.9MM$271.7MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$48.3MM$13.8MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$11.2MM$8.2MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q4 2020vs Q4 2019||$0$0|
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