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  • Georgia Banking School: May 7-12GBA's Georgia Banking School is an unrivaled, unique growth opportunity for qualified, highly-motivated bankers.

  • South Georgia Community Bank Symposium: March 23Sessions focus on unique issues facing the banking industry in south Georgia.

  • Advanced Compliance School: May 7-12Specialized curriculum developed to provide a dynamic training opportunity for bankers with two or more years of compliance experience.

  • Rural Development & Lending COnference: May 17-18This annual conference places special emphasis on issues affecting banks serving Georgia’s ag sector.

  • 2017 Annual Meeting: June 18-21Plan to join us and many more this year as we kick off our celebration of GBA's 125th anniversary.

  • Leadership Conference: July 17-20The purpose of the annual Leadership Conference is to promote leadership development, create networking opportunities, and educate emerging bank leaders about the legislative process.

  • GBA E-BulletinMarch 24: Georgia Bankers in D.C. This Week; State House and Senate Salute GBA’s 125th Year; Regional FDIC Briefs GBA and more...
  • GBA E-Legislative UpdateMarch 17: GBA Priority Bill on the Way to the Governor; Business Judgment Rule Bill Cleared by Committee; Senate Passes Ag Bill We’ve been Monitoring and more...
  • Georgia Banking UpdateJan. 2017 Issue: Facts, Figures and Issues Important to Georgia Banks.
  • GBA-U EdgeMarch 2017: At GBA University, career bankers at any level can find an educational experience to fit their needs.

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GBA Member Profile

As a college athlete and banker for 25 years now, Scott Swafford knows that teamwork pays dividends. “I believe that for a leader to be successful he/she has to be willing to be part of the team, and practicing that throughout my career as an athlete has made it easy for me to adopt and follow as a banker,” says Swafford, chief operating officer, United Bank, Barnesville. This week’s GBA member profile details Swafford’s path to his current post and why he is passionate about GBA's Georgia Banking School, of which he’s a graduate and director. See Swafford's profile here >>>

Earnings Hit $3 Billion in 2016

Georgia’s 183 state-based FDIC insured banks earned $3 billion in 2016, an increase of 4.8 percent over the same period in 2015. Loans jumped 6 percent, deposits were up by 5 percent and total assets were up by 6 percent. Here are more year-end highlights for Georgia-based banks from the FDIC’s announced results >>>