Georgia’s Own Completes Merger with Fort McPherson Credit Union


Partnership Pushes Membership over 200,000

ATLANTA (Sept 1, 2021) – Georgia’s Own Credit Union, recognized as the third-largest credit union in Georgia, announced a merger with Fort McPherson Credit Union, a single-branch financial institution in Fort McPherson, Ga. 

Founded in 1948, Fort McPherson Credit Union (FMCU) boasts over $27 million in assets and serves approximately 4,000 members from a single branch, which houses all six of its employees. FMCU sits on the former Fort McPherson military base that is now home to Tyler Perry Studios. Following the merger, Georgia’s Own boasts over $3 billion in total assets, nearly 205,000 members and over 500 employees.

Dave Preter

“We are thrilled to welcome Fort McPherson Credit Union’s members and employees to the Georgia’s Own family,” said Georgia’s Own president and CEO Dave Preter. “Given their branch is just minutes from our downtown headquarters, we saw this partnership as a fantastic opportunity to add a hyperlocal institution that shares our passion for serving the community and providing outstanding service to its members.”

While FMCU was initially created to serve military personnel assigned to the Fort McPherson base, it has expanded over the years to include a diverse group of members, including employees of the City of East Point, MARTA employees and contractors and more. FMCU members will see no changes to their products and services, and all six members of the FMCU team will remain in their current roles at the branch.

For more information on the merger, which will be official on Oct. 1, please visit

About Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Georgia’s Own Credit Union has been a source of full-service banking and financial solutions for Georgians since 1934. The 87-year-old credit union serves the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas, as well as Savannah, Albany and Augusta through its 29 branch locations, its contact centers, 24/7 phone banking, as well as its mobile, tablet and online banking platforms.

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