ABOUT US

 

 

 

United Bank was founded over 100 years ago on convenience, trust and personalized service. The tools we use to connect with our customers have changed a lot since then; the principles behind our business are exactly the same.

 

 

Our Story

In 1905, a group of local businessmen founded what is now United Bank in Zebulon, Georgia. Their vision was to create a trusted, convenient financial institution with deep roots in its small-town community.

As United Bank has grown and evolved through the years, we have remained true to this vision. We pride ourselves on staying personally connected to our community, employing over 400 people in our network of branches across Middle Georgia. At the same time, we offer all the latest cutting-edge financial solutions, including mobile banking apps, chip-protected credit and debit cards and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs). As we have for more than a century, we remain a team united to serve our local customers.

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1905

The Beginning

Our first office
opens in Zebulon
The Bank of
Zebulon.

1935

The Bank of
Zebulon becomes
the 172nd member
of the Federal
Deposit Insurance
Corporation.

1972

We establish Lamar
State Bank in
Barnesville.

1981

United Bank
Corporation is
formed as a holding
company for our
subsidiary banks.

1986

Lamar State Bank
and the Bank of
Zebulon change
their names to
United Bank.

1987

United Bank
establishes a
Mortgage Division.

1990

United Bank
purchases First
Federal in Griffin.

1994

United Bank opens
its first grocery store
branch, providing
extended banking
hours Monday
through Saturday.

1996

United Bank opens
a local call center
that offers full
customer service
from 7 a.m. until
11 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.

1997

United Bank
establishes the
Investment and
Trust Division to
provide investment
management for its
customers.

1997

United Bank
acquires the
Thomaston offices
of NationsBank, N.A.

2004

United Bank opens
the Madison
Division in an
award-winning
facility in historic
Madison.

2006

The shareholders
of United Bank
Corporation
elect to convert
to a Sub-chapter
S corporation
beginning in 2007.

2007

United Bank expands into Newton County with a new banking office in Covington.

2008

United Bank assumes the deposits of First Georgia Community Bank, expanding into Butts County and Henry County with offices in Jackson and Locust Grove.

2009

United Bank assumes the deposits and loans of First Coweta Bank, expanding into Coweta County with an office in Newnan.

2010

United Bank assumes the deposits and loans of First National Bank of Barnesville.

2011

United Bank purchases McIntosh Financial Services, a subsidiary of McIntosh Bancshares, Inc.

2012

United Bank launches the Endeavor Credit Card.

2013

United Bank extends its Call Center to include Sundays, offering Seven-Day Customer Service, from 7am-11pm.

2013

United Bank installs its first Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) in drive thru lanes, offering Seven-Day Banking, from 7am until 11pm, with video-tellers located in its Zebulon Call Center.

2013

United Bank launches its new Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android, and iPad with Mobile Remote Deposits and Text Alerts.

2014

United Bank merges with Monroe County Bank, adding new locations in downtown Forsyth and Bolingbroke.

2015

United Bank installs its 23rd ITM, providing extended banking, seven days a week, to all United Bank markets.

2016

United Bank delivers its mobile app version 3.0, providing Person-to-Person (P2P) payments.

2016

United Bank assumes the deposits and some loans of Woodbury Banking Company, expanding into Meriwether County with an office in Woodbury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission Statement

United Bank strives to be the bank of choice by providing financial solutions while building relationships with integrity and trust. Our team is dedicated to our customers and communities, today and for generations to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Believe

We believe that extraordinary service is the foundation of our success and leads to lasting relationships. We will provide a high level of customer service along with the right products to meet customers’ needs.

We believe customers provide the purpose for our work, and know that their financial needs vary. We will treat each customer with respect and value the partnership we share.

We believe in corporate social responsibility. We are accountable to our communities, our employees and their families, and the environment that we all share.

We believe innovative services should enhance customer interactions, not stand in place of them. We will always value personal relationships, protect our customer’s privacy and continually earn their trust.

We believe that the quality of our service depends on the commitment of our employees. Ownership is the most consistent motivation for our employees to excel and yields overall success.