Georgia Federal Credit Union changes name

Duluth-based Georgia Federal Credit Union has changed its name.

The non-profit lender, which changed from a federally chartered to a state chartered institution, is now Georgia United Credit Union.

The 52-year-old institution was founded as DeKalb County Teachers Federal Credit Union. Through the years it has grown to serve 84,000 members. Its members include the employees of 10 school systems and more than 450 companies, as well as the employees, faculty, students and alumni of the University of Georgia.

New debit and credit cards will be issued over the coming months, and customers can order new checks with the Georgia United logo. The change is expected to have “minimal impact” on customers, the company said.

Georgia United has more than $630 million in assets and 13 branches across the state.