It’s about relationships
Hometown community banking personalized for you
Private Bank of Decatur continues its steady, planned growth and focus on First Class Service on a First Name Basis. We focus on providing our customers with access to bankers with decision-making authority who are fanatical about the level of service we deliver to my home community of Decatur.
Over the past three-plus years, customers have discovered what our “Private” name exemplifies: We believe that ALL customers should benefit from the private banking approach other banks reserve for a certain few. Too, we have team members with deep roots both personally and professionally in Decatur; many are familiar to customers and are certainly familiar with the community.
We’re a full-service community bank, from safe deposit boxes, checking and savings to lending options from mortgages and construction to SBA and other business loans. And we listen. In fact, that’s why we’ve never charged ATM fees and refund those of other institutions; you told us that was important to you.
You also get the access you want and deserve. We give you your banker’s cell phone number and offer banking 24/7 via the latest technology, from remote deposit (via your desktop scanner, a commercial scanner or your smartphone) to smartphone apps and more. View account balances, transfer funds, pay bills, and more.
Our robust SBA department, and our dedicated mortgage solutions unit, PrivatePlus Mortgage, provides concierge style service — great products, prices, processes and people!
Please know that each of the fine individuals on our team is empowered to serve you. That’s just not something you can get at all banks, and we think it’s the way banking should be.
Welcome to hometown community banking personalized for you,
President, Private Bank of Decatur
(NMLS # 779816)
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The Private Banking Advantage: At Private Bank of Decatur, we understand that a truly rewarding banking relationship is created on many levels – with the highest standards of quality and performance right down to the last detail. That’s why we are proud to offer a level of personal attention and individualized service that goes far beyond typical banking. We take the time to know your name and your business, to understand your marketplace, and to work with you one-on-one to help you prosper.
Uncommon Objectivity and Perspective: Looking out for your best interests is what our entire approach is about. No matter what your personal or business goals, you can count on our financial expertise, insight, and seasoned team every step of the way. All the while, building a depth of trust that is unparalleled – complete with individually tailored solutions that meet your most stringent requirements. This is relationship banking.
Building Relationships That Last: Building Relationships That Last: Our approach is about much more than traditional banking services. It’s about providing tailored service. We start by gaining a clear understanding of your specific financial needs and then creating customized solutions that fit best – now and in the future, and as your requirements change. It’s about personal service. Support. And most of all, you.
First Class Service. First Name Basis.
After nearly 30 years in banking, Charlie Crawford learned that approximately two-thirds of people in this country have banking relationships with large, big-box financial institutions and that they are either satisfied or unwilling to make a change. Even so, he came to know that about a third of the population wants a relationship with a small, local bank, where they have a tailored personal relationship with their banker and mortgage lender.
In late 2005, Charlie was determined to bring the market what it wanted, and started the organization of Private Bank of Buckhead. He asked 11 other Organizing Directors, approximately 100 investors, and 8 employees to help deliver a new Atlanta bank to serve the needs of businesses and individuals that wanted their banking services delivered in a customized fashion.
Following 14 months of organization, Charlie and his team opened the Atlanta community bank they envisioned – Private Bank of Buckhead – on December 11, 2006. In October 2012 the bank expanded, adding Private Bank of Decatur to the family, and again in January 2014 when it relaunched a much-expanded mortgage division, PrivatePlus Mortgage.
Today, the bank remains focused on providing its investors with a superior return, its employees with an entrepreneurial and rewarding environment, and its customers with access to bankers with decision-making authority who are fanatical about the level of service they deliver.
President, CEO and Chairman