About Peoples
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
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 over $100,000,000 in assets and continues to change and grow with the needs of our community.

As the first air-conditioned building in Eatonton, The Peoples Bank has always prided itself on changing with new technologies to continue to give the best in banking products and services.

With the population explosion occurring at both lakes - Sinclair and Oconee, The Peoples Bank responded with branches at Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. We opened the doors of the Oconee Crossing Branch in 1991, and it has been a thriving center of financial activity in the Lake Oconee area since its inception. The Lake Sinclair branch 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.

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.
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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.