Financial Solutions for People by Peoples
It all started with selling insurance. Then, a decision was made to offer banking services. In an effort to offer all financial services to a growing customer base, investment services were offered. Three companies – each dedicated to providing you with the financial services you need to simplify your life and enjoy more of the good life.
The Peoples Bank History
Arising from a need for healthy competition in our area and a desire for growth and strength in Putnam County, The Peoples Bank was conceived by local leaders in 1943. After receiving our official charter in 1944 with $25,000 in capital, The Peoples Bank has grown to a strong $100,000,000 in assets and continues to change and grow with the needs of our community.
The Peoples Bank has always prided itself on changing with new technologies to continue to give the best in banking products and services. In spite of our commitment to technology, you will never be forced to bank with a machine at our bank. The most important part of banking with The Peoples Bank is personal service, and that is a promise that we will never forget. The Directors, Officers and Staff of The Peoples Bank are local people, dedicated to serving their neighbors and the entire community in the most courteous and professional manner possible.
With the population increases that occurred on Lake Oconee in the early 90’s, The Peoples Bank responded with a new branch on Lake Oconee. We opened the doors of the Lake Oconee Branch in 1991, and it has been a thriving center of financial activity in the Lake Oconee area since its inception. Another office was built on the south side of our county on Lake Sinclair and opened for business in November 1995. With three modern facilities, The Peoples Bank stands ready to be a strong community force in this millennium.
We provide services beyond what is expected. We are staffed with a team of professionals who take a lot of pride in their one-on-one attention and our management places top priority on each and every customer’s account relationship. Our core values and beliefs are built around the satisfaction of the people we serve, and we never take for granted the opportunity we have been given to serve our community.
The Peoples Agency
Began in 1933 by A. F. Adams to offer another local option for the community for insurance services, the company has grown over the years to what it is today. In 2002, the name was changed to The Peoples Agency.
Southern Oaks Financial Services:
With the addition of Southern Oaks Financial Services, in January 2003, The Peoples Bank became a full service financial provider. Southern Oaks Financial Services offers nondeposit investment products, ranging from stocks and bonds to mutual funds, IRAs, annuities and more.
Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA), member FINRA/SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor is not affiliated with The Peoples Bank. Securities, advisory services and insurance products offered through ICA and affiliated insurance agencies are
*not insured by the FDIC or any other Federal Government agency
*not a deposit or other obligations of, or guaranteed by any bank or their affiliates
*subject to risk including the possible loss of principal amount invested.
ICA and Southern Oaks Financial Services are separate companies.