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  • Compensation & Benefits Survey2017 Report Highlights: 135 Georgia bank jobs surveyed, director compensation, salary increases, other benefit information and more.


  • 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-BulletinMay 26: Banking Department Proposes New Rules; Durbin Repeal to be Removed from CHOICE Act; Size of Credit Union Tax Exemption Jumps 32 Percent and more...
  • GBA E-Legislative UpdateMarch 31: Georgia General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die; GBA Priority Bills Awaiting Governor Deal’s Signature and more...
  • Georgia Banking UpdateMay-June 2017 Issue: Facts, Figures and Issues Important to Georgia Banks.
  • GBA-U EdgeMay 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

Although her desire to become a teacher at a young age didn’t unfold the way she imagined, Margaret Whieldon felt fortunate to learn that she possessed the skills and frame of mind to become very successful as a bank marketer. As she shares with us in this week’s GBA Member Profile, the current GBA Marketing Committee chair and SVP & Director of Marketing for BrandBank in Lawrenceville still enjoys the challenge of creatively meeting the constantly changing needs and demands of today’s bank customers. She also believes in the power of collaboration with her team at the bank and with the community of peers she sees at events like the upcoming GBA Marketing Peer group on May 24 in Atlanta. Learn a little more about Whieldon here >>>


Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 6.2 Percent in Q1

Georgia’s 181 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $764 million during the first quarter of this year, up 6.2 percent over the same period in 2016. Loan growth was modest at 2.4 percent, and deposits were up 4.2 percent. Also of note from the latest information released Wednesday from the FDIC, a higher percentage of the state’s banks, 97 percent, were profitable compared to the national average, 96 percent. Here are more highlights for Georgia-based banks from the FDIC’s announced results >>>