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 Download this pdf file.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.

Enter the name for which you are seeking the Department's permission
Status
Describe the business purpose(s) of the entity.
If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please describe the relationship with a financial institution.
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 to the request
Contact Information
Address

 

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.