Request for Permission to use "bank", "credit union", "trust" or similar word in a name

This online form is provided for the purpose of requesting the Department of Banking and Finance's permission to use “bank”, "credit union", “trust” and/or similar word(s) in a name, as required pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 7-1-243.

Please note that "bank", "credit union", "trust" and/or similar word(s) may not be used in Georgia if the entity engages/proposes to engage primarily in the business of lending of money, underwriting or sale of securities, acting as a financial planner, financial service provider, investment or trust adviser, or acting as a loan broker unless such entity is affiliated with a federally insured financial institution.

Download a copy of the full text of O.C.G.A. § 7-1-243 here.  See also information regarding creating a new entity on the Secretary of State's website at: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Corporations/creating_a_new_entity

Upon completion and submission of this online request form, your responses are sent real-time to the appropriate Department staff.

 

Requested Name:

Enter the name for which you are seeking the Department's permission

Status:

Business Purpose(s) of Entity:

Describe the business purpose(s) of the entity.

Relationship (if any) to a Financial Institution:

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please describe the relationship with a financial institution.

Please state the reason for use of "bank", "credit union", "trust" or derivative of any of these words in the desired name:

Reason for use of "bank", "credit union", "trust" or derivative of any of these words in the desired name.

Please provide any other pertinent information or comments below:

Please provide any other pertinent information to the request

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

BY SUBMITTING THIS NAME PERMISSION REQUEST FORM, YOU ARE PROVIDING AN AFFIDAVIT THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS TRUE AND CORRECT.

 

Please print a copy of this form for your records prior to clicking the SUBMIT button.