If you are looking for an alternative to the big banks, joining a credit union is a great option. Georgia's Own Credit Union has been great to work with!
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody RdAtlanta, GA 30328
It is community based banking which always would win my support. Management of the bank is very very helpful, always tries to accommodate all needs.
I have ben a member of this credit union for many years (since it was Georgia Telco) and I have done pretty much all of my banking here. That includes financing cars and mortgages, and maintaining checking accounts, savings accounts and equity lines. But recently, they have really gotten bad. The customer service has become non existent. It may take them days to return a phone call or email, and it seems to me like they are only working part time, because they are out of the office so much. Incompetence is obvious. I am looking for a better credit union and I would recommend that anyone not use these people.