ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Heritage Financial Group, the holding company that owns Heritage Bank of the South, is moving into metro Atlanta for the first time with the purchase of The Private Bank in Norcross.
Heritage now has 36 banking locations, 20 mortgage offices, and five investment offices in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
Company officials said they're proud of their roots.
"For us to know a lot of times when people hear a lot about a bank of our size, they think you are from Atlanta. To tell them we are based in South Georgia, we take a lot of pride in that," said Heritage Financial Group CFO Heath Fountain.
Heritage began as AGE Credit Union in 1955.
Heritage Financial was formed in 2002, and has grown rapidly in recent years.