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 http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Corporations/creating_a_new_entity. See also information regarding creating a new entity on the Secretary of State's website at:
Upon completion and submission of this online request form, your responses are sent real-time to the appropriate Department staff.