Mon., January 28, 2013 6:00am
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed a civil complaint Friday against 11 former executives of the First National Bank of Georgia in Carrollton for negligence in their oversight.
Tue., December 11, 2012 5:28pm
Bank failures in Georgia have slowed for the first time since the beginning of the recession. That’s welcome news for investors and others because Georgia leads the nation in bank failures.
Tue., March 6, 2012 7:28pm
Federal bank regulators have sued 12 former directors and officers of a failed Georgia bank that collapsed less than six years after it was formed. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation accuses the operators of Freedom Bank of Georgia in Commerce in a lawsuit filed Monday of aggressive lending practices that focused too much on high-risk loans.
Tue., August 23, 2011 4:03pm
Federal banking regulators want former officials of Atlanta-based Silverton Bank to pay $71 million in damages following Georgia's largest bank failure. Silverton went belly up two years ago. Now, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation alleges, former bank officials followed lax lending policies and bought lavish airplanes and posh buildings while their bank verged on collapse.
Wed., August 10, 2011 8:43am
The proliferation of bank failures in Georgia has drawn the attention of Congress. The House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit will host a hearing in Newnan on Aug. 16. U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland says the hearing will focus on the impact regulations may be having on community banks.
Wed., May 12, 2010 3:41pm
Georgia bank examiner positions are being left vacant because of a tight bu
Tue., December 29, 2009 3:34pm
Small towns need banks with special skills