First Bank in Augusta part of Atlanta Bank merger deal

ATLANTA -- One of Augusta's largest local banks announced this morning it has agreed to be acquired by a bigger, Atlanta bank.The holding company of First Bank of Georgia is...

Local banks report growth

Metro Augusta's two largest local banks reported substantial growth in net income during the three months ending Sept. 30. Augusta-based Georgia Bank Financial Corp...

Pause button pushed on new bank standards

...There's an update for the Basel III rules that have small, local banks concerned.The new international standards won't go...thousands of comments against the standards.Most of our local banks expressed displeasure in having to suffer the consequences...

Banks get ready for Y2K

Local banks do not fear the Y2K problem -- they fear customer reaction to the Y2K...advice of doomsayers and liquidate their assets -- this despite reports local banks should have their "millennium bug" problems licked by mid-1999...

Report: Some Singapore banks refusing to issue credit cards to expatriates

SINGAPORE -- Local banks in Singapore have mostly stopped issuing credit cards to expatriates...a newspaper reported Monday. Two of Singapore's largest four local banks now reject all applications by foreigners outright, said The Straits...

Newspaper to broaden financial reporting

...were calls into the newsroom by readers wondering how their own bank was doing. We were able to tell callers that the local banks are fine. How did we know? We write about the earnings for First Bank of Georgia and Georgia Bank & Trust every three...

Augustan to ring the closing bell at NYSE

...the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The bank paid back the $968 million in July. SPEAKING OF TARP: There were three local banks that got money through the Capital Purchase Program under TARP. And one of them has paid it back. Security Federal...

Masters of Motown to entertain in Burke County

...Waynesboro. Doors open at 6:15. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and younger and are available at local banks, the Burke Chamber of Commerce, and Burke County Library and online at www.augustaarts.com.Masters of Motown...

Proposed banking rules spawn concern among local bankers

...consequences on those who didn't cause the crisis.Leaders of local banks, including First Bank of Georgia, Savannah River Banking...exempt small banks from the proposed regulations. Other local banks, such as First Bank and Savannah River, have placed...

Georgia banker sees better days ahead

...issues and meet with Congressional representatives. Before the trip, Blanton discussed the issues facing banks.Q: Local banks are turning record profits and offering dividends. Even regional banks that were troubled are now showing sustained...