Laron Maloney

Laron Maloney

First National Bank of Polk County President Laron Maloney is pleased to announce that plans are underway to combine the four sister banks in the SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. family under one charter and one name, SouthCrest Bank, N.A.

“We have received regulatory approval to combine the four banks into one bank, which will be called SouthCrest Bank, N.A. We’ve been working towards this goal for several years, and we are delighted to have the green light to join forces as one unified company. One of the major benefits of this will be to give our customers a larger branch network across Georgia and Alabama ready to serve their banking needs conveniently,” Maloney said.

The change will be official on March 1, 2014. Bank signage will be changed shortly after that date to reflect the new name.

“While we acknowledge that there are sentimental attachments to the First National Bank of Polk County name, the fact is that we have long since grown beyond the boundaries of the Polk county line. Our organization operates thirteen full service bank branches with four different names across two states, and it’s better for our customers and better for our shareholders to unify with one name. We will be one bank, and we’re excited about having one name: SouthCrest Bank, N.A.”

Maloney stated that great care is being taken to make the transition a smooth one for all customers. “Our customers can continue to use their existing checks, debit cards, and loan coupon books, regardless of the bank name that appears on these items. The convenience services such as online banking and mobile banking will remain the same, as well.”

“We have a long and proud history of service to the Polk county area, and we plan to continue to be a strong part of the Cedartown and Rockmart communities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or any of our bank Officers or employees,” Maloney said.

First National Bank of Polk County operates three full service branches in Cedartown and Rockmart, and is part of the SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. family of community banks. Sister banks include Bank of Chickamauga, Peachtree Bank in Clanton and Maplesville, Ala. and SouthCrest Bank in Johns Creek, Luthersville, Manchester, Thomaston and Tyrone, Ga.