|Southwest Georgia Financial Corp. is a bank holding company that operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Southwest Georgia Bank (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. The Bank is community-oriented and offers such customary banking services as consumer and commercial checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, lines of credit, VISA business accounts and money transfers. The Bank finances commercial and consumer transactions, makes secured and unsecured loans, and provides a variety of other banking services. The Bank has a trust and investment division that performs corporate, pension and personal trust services, and acts as trustee, executor and administrator for estates, and as administrator or trustee of various types of employee benefit plans for corporations and other organizations. The Bank also operates Empire Financial Services, Inc. (Empire), a commercial mortgage banking firm located in Baldwin County, and a loan production office located in Lowndes County.
The Company provides banking services through the Bank to individuals and businesses principally in Colquitt County, Baker County, Thomas County, Worth County, and the surrounding counties of southwest Georgia. The Bank operates Southwest Georgia Insurance Services Division, an insurance agency that offers property and casualty insurance, life, health and disability insurance. The Bank’s trust and investment area has a securities sales department, which offers full-service brokerage through a third-party service provider. As of December 31, 2009, the Bank had six automated teller machines.