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Southwest Georgia Bank

Switch to SGB

SGB makes switching your account easy

Just read this easy “Switch Kit” and follow our simple four step process. We also provide you with forms to make it easy to redirect your automatic payments and direct deposits. Once you OPEN your SGB account, be sure to immediately STOP using your old account. If you need any assistance, please stop by any of our locations or call us at 229-985-1120.

Step 1: Review your old account to determine if you had the following:
  • Automatic payments (Insurance, Health Club, Utility Payments, etc.)
  • Direct deposits (Payroll, Social Security, etc.)

Step 2: Complete the switch checklist.

Step 3: Automatic payments and direct deposit:
  • You will need your new SGB account number for this step. If you have automatic payments or deposits, MAKE A COPY and complete a Switch Form for Automatic Payments and Direct Deposits for EACH payment or deposit. You may need multiple copies of this form because you may have multiple payments and/or deposits. Bring them to any SGB location and we will mail them for you.

Step 4: Close your old account:
  • Make sure that all checks have cleared and automatic payments and direct deposits have been switched to your new SGB account. MAKE A COPY and complete the Existing Account Closing Notification Form to notify your previous bank that you are closing your old account. Destroy all old checks, deposit slips and cards (ATM/debit) associated with the old account. Bring this form to any SGB location and we will mail it for you.