Former mutual to buy bigger bank in Atlanta


Community First will pay $40 million in cash for the parent of Affinity Bank.


New Ameris chief puts M&A on hold to focus on Atlanta growth


Palmer Proctor, who took over at Ameris after it bought Fidelity Southern, where he was also CEO, says more deals would be a "distraction."


Inside BB&T-SunTrust’s community reinvestment plan


Will the new commitment, which is 5% over what the banks have reinvested recently on their own, assuage advocacy groups' concerns about the merger?


Synovus doubles down in Florida


The Georgia regional plans to open more branches in the state as it looks to loan growth and fees as a way to offset intense competition for deposits.


Ameris chief abruptly resigns as latest acquisition closes


Dennis Zember Jr. stepped down as the Georgia bank's CEO, citing personal matters. Palmer Proctor, an executive at the recently acquired Fidelity Southern, succeeded Zember.


BB&T, SunTrust set dates for shareholder votes on merger, 'Truist' name


Shareholders of both companies will meet separately next month to cast ballots on the $28 billion deal, and BB&T investors will also decide whether the new company should be called Truist Financial.


United Community casts M&A net in BB&T-SunTrust strongholds


Lynn Harton, the Georgia bank's CEO and a 20-year BB&T veteran, is considering acquisitions in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee markets where the entity soon to be named Truist Financial has a high profile.


10 years after resurrection, BankUnited eyes Atlanta, servicing exit


The moves are part of a plan CEO Rajinder Singh discussed in a conversation with American Banker.


De novo effort in Atlanta gets one step closer to opening


Tandem Bank has approval from the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance as its aims to become the state's first new bank since the financial crisis.


A deposit boon for small Georgia banks?


Community banks in the state have struggled to attract the funds to meet surging loan demand, but that could change now that a new law has made it easier for them to accept government deposits.