The Department regulates banks and trust companies that are chartered by the State of Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance does not regulate or have jurisdiction over banks that are federally chartered (e.g., Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase) or headquartered in another state (e.g., Regions Bank, BB&T).
Bank Holding Companies
The Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia. A Bank Holding Company is an organization that meets the Federal Reserve and/or State of Georgia definition of a bank holding company, which is based on effective ownership or control of at least one bank.
Representative Offices of Banks and Bank Holding Companies
To search for registrations of representative offices of banks and holding companies, trust companies, loan production offices, out-of-state holding companies having a bank subsidiary with Georgia offices, go to our Representative Offices Search Page.